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Schrödinger's cat in an electron microscope

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

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

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...

Discovery of exact pymetrozine and pyrifluquinanzon target

Scientists from BASF Crop Protection and the University of Göttingen in Germany have found a new insecticide target protein. The study could help to better manage insecticide resistance and have implications for research and insecticide usage. more...

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

(pug) 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. He shares the prize with Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner from the USA. With the award, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honours the biophysicist 's pioneering work in the field of ultra-high resolution fluorescence microscopy. University President Professor Ulrike Beisiegel commends his research findings that are not only outstanding but also highly relevant in the life sciences: more...

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