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New lecture series on the future of academic information


"Big Data, Little Data, Open Data" is the title of a public lecture to be held on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Göttingen University by Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The lecture in English commences at 18:00 CET in the Historical Library Building at Papendiek 14. more...

Sulphor feeds “living fossils” in the deep sea


Most life on Earth depends on food produced through photosynthesis by plants or marine plankton. In contrast, animals at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and methane seeps live in symbiosis with sulphur-oxidising bacteria. Dr. Steffen Kiel, palaeontologist from the University of Göttingen, has analysed the fossil record of these ecosystems in the past 150 million years. more...

Success in fighting the AIDS epidemic


To date, the tests in most nationally representative surveys on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been limited to people younger than 50 or 55 years of age. A group of international researchers has now published a comment in the scientific journal The Lancet HIV that calls for data surveys relating to HIV in developing countries to also include older adults in HIV testing. more...

Interplay between gas and water molecules

Scientists from the University of Göttingen and the Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble have discovered a new form of ice. Ice XVI is the 17th discovered form of ice and the least dense of all known crystalline forms of water. The discovery will allow for the accurate determination of the interplay between gas and water molecules. more...