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Symmetrical knees make faster runners


The more symmetrical the knees, the faster the runner. This is the result of a study by an international group of researchers led by Rutgers University and involving the University of Göttingen. By analyzing the body symmetry of Jamaican elite athletes, the scientists were able to show that knee symmetry and to a lesser degree ankle symmetry are strong predictors of sprinting success. more...

Moraines and eroded mountains: Testimony to a continental glacier


For the first time, a foreign geoscientist has succeeded in travelling to one of the most far-reaching areas of Central Tibet to study the evolution of Ice Age landscapes. "The geomorphological findings in the region southwest to northwest of the Purog Kangri Massif give testimony to complete continental glaciation," states Professor Matthias Kuhle of Göttingen University's Institute of Geography. more...

English Department welcomes Humboldt scholar


As of this autumn, the Medieval English Studies section of Göttingen University’s English Department has the pleasure of hosting Dr. Steven Rozenski of Harvard University. Thanks to a grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Dr. Rozenski will be working as a visiting scholar as part of a research team led by Prof. Dr. Winfried Rudolf and Dr. Dirk Schultze. more...

Göttingen University wins further Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Göttingen University has been successful in its nomination for the most highly endowed German research prize: The mathematician Professor Harald Andrés Helfgott has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The professorship carries funding from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research amounting to 3.5 million euros over a period of five years. more...