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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 properties of these materials, has now been studied by an international research team with participation of the University of Göttingen. more...

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 quality funds have been earmarked for the three-year project titled “Internationalisation of the Curricula: Internationalisation - Digitalisation - Diversification”. more...

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 rocky world may be the closest possible abode for life outside the Solar System. more...

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 molecular architecture of the protein that ion channels are made of. more...

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Guild calls for enhanced European university collaboration

Over the past few weeks, evidence has been mounting that the UK’s referendum result on BREXIT has begun to undermine collaborative research through a decline in joint funding applications involving UK partners. A core strength of Europe, the free circulation of ideas, of researchers, and of students, is being undermined: this will be to the long-term detriment not just of the UK, but of all of Europe. more...

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