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'Bildung' for Sustainable Development

"'Bildung' for Sustainable Development" is the theme of this year's conference in the series "Science for Peace and Sustainability". The University of Göttingen, the Association of German Scientists (Vereinigung deutscher Wissenschaftler e.V.) (VDW) and the Adam von Trott, Imshausen e.V. Foundation invite all interested parties to discuss the opportunities and challenges of such an educational mission with representatives of didactics and educational science as well as experts from politics and society on 23 and 24 November 2018.

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Tropical trees are moving up the mountain to avoid climate change

An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Göttingen, has discovered that tropical and subtropical forests in the South American Andes are reacting to global warming. They "migrate" to higher, cooler altitudes to avoid the rise in temperature. However, they are probably not fast enough to avoid biodiversity loss. The results were published in the journal Nature.

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Newly discovered planet sets Barnard's Star in motion

Scientists have discovered a planet in the orbit of Barnard's Star, which is about six light years from us. They assume that the planet, which has about 3.2 times as much mass as Earth, orbits the star. This was discovered by an international team involving the University of Göttingen. The results of the study are published in the journal Nature.

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New Investigations in Germany's Oldest Cemetery

The hill “Weinberg” near Groß Fredenwalde is the site of an archaeological sensation: 8,500 years ago, Mesolithic people created a burial site on the hill. The universities of Göttingen and Kiel, and the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, are exploring the site, together with the Landesarchäologie Brandenburg.

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Transport box of a Polish emigrant family. After their arrival in West Germany in 1983, the family painted over the address

From "Bare Essentials" to "Objects Full of Hope and Promise"

What role do objects play when people are forced to flee? What things do they take with them and why? The University of Göttingen, the Museum Friedland and the Berlin exhibition office "Die Exponauten" are dedicating a new research project to the question of the significance of the material aspects of flight and migration.

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Physics in Advent

Physics in Advent!

Twenty-four more experiments until Christmas! This year, the University of Göttingen and its partners are offering entertaining physics experiments for the Advent season. The fun is open to everybody but those between the ages of 11 and 18 are also eligible to win prizes.

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