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Göttingen University posts steady growth in student population


For winter semester 2014/2014, around 6,000 new students are anticipated to enrol in Göttingen University. That’s roughly five percent more than last year. The aggregate number of all students attending Göttingen University in winter semester 2014/2015 will thus rise to more than 28,700 – over 1,000 students more than last year and the highest number since 1998. more...

Magnetic white dwarfs appear younger than they are


An international group of astronomers including a scientist from the University of Göttingen has found an explanation of the long-standing mystery of why magnetic fields are more common among cool white dwarf stars than among young and hotter ones. The results were published in Nature. more...

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Professor Stefan W. Hell


Professor Stefan W. Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany) has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. With the award, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honours the biophysicist 's pioneering work in the field of ultra-high resolution fluorescence microscopy. more...

Grazing animals help create vegetation patterns

Grazing cattle have an enormous impact on grassland biodiversity. Scientists from Göttingen University have verified this in a long-term experiment on old permanent pastures. The grassland in Central Europe plays a key role in creating biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. However, this diversity still faces continuing and major threats due to the intensification of agricultural utilisation. more...