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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...

Leibniz Prize goes to Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser


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


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...

Modern China from the perspective of global history

Starting 2015 the Volkswagen Group will be funding an endowed professorship in "Modern China with a global history focus" at Göttingen University. The aim of the endowed professorship is to deepen China-related competencies in research and teaching. The funding volume will be € 300,000 annually for a maximum of eight years. more...