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New strategic partnership

The U4 universities (Ghent University, the University Göttingen, the University of Groningen and Uppsala University) have joined forces with the University of Tartu to prepare an application for the European University project announced by the EU.

The U4 universities (Ghent University, the University Göttingen, the University of Groningen and Uppsala University) have joined forces with the University of Tartu to prepare an application for the European University project announced by the EU to strengthen Erasmus+ activities. more…


How’s that grab you?

For decades, scientists assumed that statistical abilities were closely linked with language abilities and mathematical education. An international team of researchers has now shown that great apes are also intuitive statisticians: They are able to intuitively identify relationships between samples and infer probabilities from them. more…


Interaction between top quark and Higgs boson observed for the first time

Even display from the ATLAS detector.

Experimental physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva discovered in 2012 the Higgs boson that gives mass to the other particles. Since then, they are busy to unravelling how this interaction exactly happens. For the first time they now directly observed the production of the heaviest of all elementary particles, the top quark, simultaneously with the Higgs boson. A group from the University of Göttingen played an important role in the analysis. more…


Modern infrastructures for high-performance computing

Göttingen University’s currently biggest new construction project is starting to take shape: Since the beginning of the year, the new joint Data Processing Centre for Göttingen’s science hub has been under construction on the North Campus. In addition to the University itself, the University Medical Centre Göttingen (UMG) and the Max Planck Society (MPG) are all involved. more…


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Giant swirls on the Sun

A team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen has discovered new waves of vorticity on the Sun. For forty years scientists had speculated about the existence of such waves on the Sun, which should be present in every rotating fluid system. Now, they have been unambiguously detected and characterized for the first time. more…

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