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Göttingen University wins further Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Göttingen University has been successful in its nomination for the most highly endowed German research prize: The mathematician Professor Harald Andrés Helfgott has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The professorship carries funding from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research amounting to 3.5 million euros over a period of five years. more...

Göttingen University posts steady growth in student population

For winter semester 2014/2014, around 6,000 new students are anticipated to enrol in Göttingen University. That’s roughly five percent more than last year. The aggregate number of all students attending Göttingen University in winter semester 2014/2015 will thus rise to more than 28,700 – over 1,000 students more than last year and the highest number since 1998. more...

Magnetic white dwarfs appear younger than they are

An international group of astronomers including a scientist from the University of Göttingen has found an explanation of the long-standing mystery of why magnetic fields are more common among cool white dwarf stars than among young and hotter ones. The results were published in Nature. more...

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 Beisiegel commends his research findings, which are not only outstanding but also highly relevant in the life sciences: "I am delighted that his scientific hometown is right here on the Göttingen Campus and that he fosters cooperation between the Max Planck Institute and our University in the highest degree." more...

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Interior rotation of a distant star revealed / Innere Rotation eines fernen Sterns aufgedeckt

A team of scientists led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (Germany) and the University of Göttingen (Germany) have for the first time unambiguously measured the internal rotation of a Sun-like star and determined the inclination of its rotation axis. more...

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