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English Department welcomes Humboldt scholar

As of this autumn, the Medieval English Studies section of Göttingen University’s English Department has the pleasure of hosting Dr. Steven Rozenski of Harvard University. Thanks to a grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Dr. Rozenski will be working as a visiting scholar as part of a research team led by Prof. Dr. Winfried Rudolf and Dr. Dirk Schultze. more...

Symmetrical knees make faster runners

The more symmetrical the knees, the faster the runner. This is the result of a study by an international group of researchers led by Rutgers University and involving the University of Göttingen. By analyzing the body symmetry of Jamaican elite athletes, the scientists were able to show that knee symmetry and to a lesser degree ankle symmetry are strong predictors of sprinting success. more...

Moraines and eroded mountains: Testimony to a continental glacier

For the first time, a foreign geoscientist has succeeded in travelling to one of the most far-reaching areas of Central Tibet to study the evolution of Ice Age landscapes. "The geomorphological findings in the region southwest to northwest of the Purog Kangri Massif give testimony to complete continental glaciation," states Professor Matthias Kuhle of Göttingen University's Institute of Geography. more...

Balance Between Humans and Nature

Population growth, advances in technology, and urbanization are profoundly changing the relationship between humans and nature around the globe. Researchers at the Universities of Cape Town, Kassel, and Göttingen have developed a modelling framework for comparing the causes and consequences of these processes at different scales worldwide. more...

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Professor Stefan W. Hell

(pug) Professor Stefan W. Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany) has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He shares the prize with Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner from the USA. With the award, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honours the biophysicist 's pioneering work in the field of ultra-high resolution fluorescence microscopy. University President Professor Ulrike Beisiegel commends his research findings that are not only outstanding but also highly relevant in the life sciences: more...

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