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Mechanical properties of protein filaments in biological cells
The research of Professor Sarah Köster at Göttingen University's Institute for X-Ray Physics deals with the physics of biological cells and cellular components. The European Research Council (… - Press release, 21.04.2017

Setting course for the future
Welcoming researchers and qualified professionals to Southern Lower Saxony – that’s the core mission of the region’s future Welcome Centre. The project is backed by more than 40 partners, incl… - Press release, 20.04.2017

Oscillating molecules from ultra-short laser pulses
Usually, two light beams will cross each other without any fanfare. That buzzing hum of clashing lightsabers is merely a cinematic sound effect. Inside a laser, however, intensive light pulses… - Press release, 18.04.2017

The nose ignores interruptions
Odor monitoring, for example in the food industry, normally occurs in a quiet test setting, for it is assumed that extraneous noise can influence test results. Researchers at the University of… - Press release, 06.04.2017

In search of Earth-like planets
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a new research group at Göttingen University that is seeking out Earth-like planets. Under the motto “Blue earths near red stars“, the scientist… - Press release, 31.03.2017

New record: Göttingen University welcomes its 4000th international student
A new record set at Göttingen University: winter semester 2016/2017 marks the first time that the University enrolled more than 4000 international students. That means that out of around 31,50… - Press release, 29.03.2017

Vicious circle in the Amazon
Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback circle. If dry seasons intensify with human-caused climate change… - Press release, 13.03.2017

Equal opportunity and protection against discrimination
Equal opportunity for all and protection against discrimination – the University of Göttingen has anchored these tenets in its diversity strategy. The aim is to support all staff, employees an… - Press release, 01.03.2017

Light-emitting bubbles captured in the wild
At the University of Göttingen, physicists have imaged, for the first time, sonoluminescence flashes together with the bubbles in an ultrasonically driven bubble cloud. By high-speed video rec… - Press release, 28.02.2017

Regional forest policy in Africa
As of this spring, Göttingen University’s Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology has the pleasure of hosting Dr. Symphorien Ongolo Assogoma, currently of the Center for International Fo… - Press release, 24.02.2017

Basis for new type of solar cell
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted into electrical energy usin… - Press release, 24.01.2017

Collaborative agreement on global and transregional studies
The Volkswagen Group has become an associate partner of the Göttingen Campus. Göttingen University and the Volkswagen Group have signed a general agreement: Their objective for the future is t… - Press release, 18.01.2017

Can the greening be greener?
In 2015, the European Union (EU) introduced a new greening instrument into the Common Agricultural Policy, with the intention of slowing down the rapid loss of biodiversity in agricultural are… - Press release, 11.01.2017

Stress bypasses quality control
Under stressful life conditions many proteins lose their functionality. A natural mechanism that can be found in all cells leads to the preferred synthesis of stabilizing proteins (so called c… - Press release, 13.12.2016

Leibniz Prize for Göttingen Chemist
Prof. Dr. Lutz Ackermann, chemist at the University of Göttingen, has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Leibniz Prize is endowed wit… - Press release, 08.12.2016