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Odd behaviour of a star

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Göttingen has discovered the first inactive black hole in the heart of a giant star cluster. In addition, the observation marks the first time that a black hole has been found by directly detecting its gravitational pull.


The universe up close

An international team of astronomers with the involvement of the University of Göttingen has conducted the deepest spectroscopic survey ever. Using the MUSE instrument on European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope the scientists succeeded to measure distances and properties of 1600 very faint galaxies including 72 galaxies that had never been detected before.


Innovative doctoral programmes planned with Georgian universities

Göttingen University has raised funds totalling almost € 1.8 million for two joint doctoral programmes planned with universities in Georgia. From these grants, Göttingen University will be establishing a multidisciplinary doctoral programme with the Ilia State University Tbilisi (ISU) and a mathematical doctoral programme with the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) in the coming years.


Dorothea Schlözer Qualification Programme 2018

The Dorothea Schlözer qualification program for female postdocs will promote your career development and prepare you for an international leading role in research and academia. The program enhances career development in a flexible and individual manner. Applications are to be submitted by 31 January 2018.


Search for planets with Carmenes successful

Since 2016, German and Spanish researchers, among them scientists from the University of Göttingen, have been hunting for exoplanets with the “Carmenes” spectrograph. They now discovered their first star with an exoplanet: The planet is called HD 147379b and is slightly more massive than Neptune.


In eigener Sache: neues Design für die Internet–Seiten der Universität

Seit dem 10. Juli haben die Internet-Seiten der Universität ein neues Aussehen und sind auch auf Mobilgeräten besser lesbar.



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