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Interplay between gas and water molecules

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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...



Leibniz Prize goes to Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser

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Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser, Professor of Auditory Neuscience at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), is one of the recipients of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2015, Germany's most prestigious research funding prize. The Leibniz Prize is awarded yearly by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and comes with a prize money of 2.5 million euros. more...



A faithful friend is the medicine of life

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Humans that form strong social bonds or friendships and feel less lonely are less likely to suffer from infections, heart diseases and chronically elevated stress levels. A recent study indicates that these effects are independent from our complex sociality and the many challenges posed by modern life, as a strikingly similar pattern was found in wild Barbary macaque males. more...



Improvement of third-party services for web users

Researchers from the University of Göttingen and the University of California at Riverside have proposed a novel mechanism to improve how certain third-party services could be provided by existing devices on the Internet. Their publication received the Best Paper Award at the First ACM Conference on Information Centric Networking (ACM ICN 2014) in Paris. more...