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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Professor Stefan W. Hell
Göttingen University congratulates Professor Stefan W. Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry on winning the 2014 Nobel Prize. University President Professor Ulrike Beisieg… - Press release, 10.10.2014

Göttingen University once again second-best German university in world rankings
In its World Rankings 2014/2015, renowned British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) places the University of Göttingen 67th among the Top 200, making it once again the second-best German i… - Press release, 06.10.2014

Grazing animals help create vegetation patterns
Grazing cattle have an enormous impact on grassland biodiversity. Scientists from Göttingen University have verified this in a long-term experiment on old permanent pastures. The grassland in … - Press release, 01.10.2014

New lecture series on the future of academic information
"Big Data, Little Data, Open Data" is the title of a public lecture to be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Göttingen University by Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair i… - Press release, 19.09.2014

Timing is everything
Dr. Raoul-Martin Memmesheimer, physicist at Radboud University in Nijmegen, has been awarded the Bernstein Award 2014, one of the most attractive junior research prizes worldwide. The Bernstei… - Press release, 03.09.2014

Understanding the brain—neuroscientists meet in Göttingen
From September 3rd until 5th, 2014, the international Bernstein Conference 2014 will be held at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. More than 500 scientists from the fields of physics, mathema… - Press release, 28.08.2014

Do spiders need extra genes to spin their webs?
The common house spider has significantly more active genes than humans. In addition, these spiders possess all the key genes that also control embryonic development in humans. These are the c… - Press release, 22.08.2014

Protected areas shall prevent extirpation
A large-scale field study conducted by an international research group of Göttingen University and Universitas Cenderawasih Papua, Indonesia, is studying effects of habitat alteration, changes… - Press release, 15.08.2014

Stars 2.0 – From the first generation of stars to the second
Scientists from the Universities of Göttingen and Copenhagen have modelled the formation of the oldest known star in the Milky Way using high-resolution computer simulations. From this simulat… - Press release, 22.07.2014

Prize for outstanding contributions to Sino-German collaboration
The Chinese scholar and interpreter Prof. Jianbin Wang has been awarded Göttingen University's Medal Aureus Gottingensis. With this award, the University honours him for his outstanding contri… - Press release, 16.07.2014

Research and knowledge transfer with modern China
The University of Göttingen has ceremonially inaugurated the first Academic Confucius Institute (ACI) worldwide. The Institute aims to do primarily research-orientated work and educate the pub… - Press release, 15.07.2014

How social behavior affects health
In the research group entitled "Sociality and Health in Primates", eight scientists from Göttingen, Berlin and Leipzig investigate the effects that group living has on the health of wild lemur… - Press release, 02.07.2014

Ultrafast control over electron pulses
The rapid-paced improvement in the performance of modern electronics, like those used in smartphones, is based on increasingly smaller and faster computer chips. For the first time, researcher… - Press release, 02.07.2014

Göttingen University forges eResearch Alliance
eResearch stands for the promotion of teaching and research using technology and computer science driven by high-performance innovative research and information infrastructures. Göttingen Univ… - Press release, 10.06.2014

Moon formed after collision of planets
Scientists from the Universities of Göttingen, Cologne, and Münster in Germany have resolved an isotopic difference between the Earth and the Moon. The slight variation in oxygen isotopes conf… - Press release, 06.06.2014