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A comparison model for the Sun
An international team of scientists led by the University of Göttingen has observed a Sun-like magnetic cycle on another star for the first time. The discovery is important not only for stella… - Press release, 06.10.2016

Greater exchange between Germany and Japan
The consortium universities in the German-Japanese University Network HeKKSaGOn intend to further intensify the exchange between students and young researchers and scientists. At the fifth HeK… - Press release, 06.10.2016

Crystals for energy conversion
When the atoms of crystals are specially arranged, they enable the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy. How atomic crystal defects have an effect on the mechanical propertie… - Press release, 27.09.2016

Looking out of the box in virtual worlds
The University of Göttingen supports teachers in the conception and implementation of innovative, internationally aligned teaching projects. A total of 1.5 million euros from central study qua… - Press release, 26.08.2016

Planet found in habitable zone around nearest star
An international team of Astronomers with participation from the University of Göttingen has found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri . This … - Press release, 24.08.2016

The yoga poses of ion channels
Scientists from the universities of Melbourne and Göttingen have gained new insights into the complex stochastic patterns of opening and closing observed in ion channels. The key is the molecu… - Press release, 22.08.2016

Greater biodiversity leads to higher levels of ecosystem services
The more it swarms, crawls and flies, the better for humans who benefit from the varied services provided for free by nature. This is the finding of a study by more than 60 researchers with pa… - Press release, 18.08.2016

Reduced ecosystem functions in oil palm plantations
An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Göttingen, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig and Bogor Agricultural University in Indonesia has no… - Press release, 15.08.2016

Humanities Data Centre starts up operations
After a design phase funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, the Humanities Data Centre (HDC) is officially going into operation on 1 August 2016. It is being run by the G… - Press release, 28.07.2016

Research on the relationship between religion and law
Göttingen University is participating in two new joint pan-European projects in the humanities. The projects’ researchers are examining the relationship between religion and law: the European … - Press release, 27.07.2016

Illuminating biomolecules
Professor Claudia Höbartner of the Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry at Göttingen University has received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Starting … - Press release, 01.07.2016

Biodiversity loss prohibits necessary evolution of species
The extinction of species may slow down or prevent the evolution of new species needed to compensate the functions of the ones which went extinct. This is the conclusion of the first experimen… - Press release, 28.06.2016

Intensified cooperation between the agricultural sciences
Göttingen University and UC Davis are planning to work more closely together in the future. The two institutions of higher learning want to intensify their cooperation primarily by promoting t… - Press release, 28.06.2016

Excellent project in Computer Science
A joint German-Japanese research project in Computer Science, coordinated by the University of Göttingen, has successfully passed the final review by the European Union with the grade of “exce… - Press release, 23.06.2016

Göttingen chemist receives Max von Laue Award
Dr. Francesca Fabbiani, chemist at the University of Göttingen, has received the Max von Laue Award of the German Crystallographic Society (DGK). With the award, the DGK honors Dr. Fabbiani’s … - Press release, 13.06.2016