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Schrödinger's cat in an electron microscope

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The term “Schrödinger's cat” illustrates the fundamental principle that, in quantum mechanics, a system can exist simultaneously in two mutually exclusive states. Scientists at the University of Göttingen recently developed a new approach to generate a pure superposition of free electron states. more...



German Research Foundation fosters research training groups at the University of Göttingen

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From 1 October 2015, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be supporting two new research training groups at Göttingen University. The University will be establishing one of the new colleges in cooperation with the German Primate Center (DPZ). In addition, the DFG has extended the funding for an existing Research Training Group (RTG) for another funding period. more...



Light in sight

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Scientists from the Universities of Bern in Switzerland and Göttingen in Germany have succeeded in restoring vision to blind mice. The scientists introduced a new light-sensing protein into the surviving retina cells, thus turning them into “replacement photoreceptors”. more...



Do supermarkets make people fat?

Is the “supermarket revolution” in developing countries only a symptom of the new lifestyles in these countries, or is the spread of supermarkets causing changes in people’s diets and weights? This question was recently analysed by a team of researchers from the University of Göttingen. more...