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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...

Improvement of third-party services for web users

Researchers from the University of Göttingen and the University of California at Riverside have proposed a novel mechanism to improve how certain third-party services could be provided by existing devices on the Internet. Their publication received the Best Paper Award at the First ACM Conference on Information Centric Networking (ACM ICN 2014) in Paris. 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...

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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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