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Stars 2.0 – From the first generation of stars to the second

Scientists from the Universities of Göttingen and Copenhagen have modelled the formation of the oldest known star in the Milky Way using high-resolution computer simulations. From this simulation, the scientists expect to obtain an improved understanding of the transition from the first to the second generation of stars in the Universe. more...

Prize for outstanding contributions to Sino-German collaboration

The Chinese scholar and interpreter Prof. Jianbin Wang has been awarded Göttingen University's Medal Aureus Gottingensis. With this award, the University honours him for his outstanding contributions to Sino-German collaboration. more...

Research and knowledge transfer with modern China

The University of Göttingen has ceremonially inaugurated the first Academic Confucius Institute (ACI) worldwide. The Institute aims to do primarily research-orientated work and educate the public about the knowledge gained through current research. The university will run the ACI in co-operation with their Chinese partner universities, the University of Nanjing and the Beijing Foreign Studies University. more...

How social behavior affects health

In the research group entitled "Sociality and Health in Primates", eight scientists from Göttingen, Berlin and Leipzig investigate the effects that group living has on the health of wild lemurs, monkeys and apes. Initiator and spokesperson for the research group is the behavioral scientist Peter Kappeler, who has a joint professorship at the University of Göttingen and the German Primate Center (DPZ). more...

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NS-Beutebücher an Eigentümer zurückgegeben / Nazi-looted books handed over to original owners

The Göttingen State and University Library (SUB) has repatriated back to the University Library of Poznan 38 books that had belonged to Göttingen Library under the National Socialists. more...

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