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A fly’s eye view of evolution

The fascinating compound eyes of insects consist of hundreds of individual eyes known as “facets”. In the course of evolution, an enormous variety of eye sizes and shapes has emerged, often representing adaptations to different environmental conditions. Scientists, led by an Emmy Noether research group at the University of Göttingen, have now shown that these differences can be caused by very different changes in the genome of fruit flies. more…


Single-molecule, metal-induced energy transfer

Physicist Professor Jörg Enderlein from the University of Göttingen has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC has supported Enderlein's project – "Single-molecule, metal-induced energy transfer" – since the beginning of January 2021. The grant is worth a total of around 2.8 million euros and will run for five years. The scheme funds ground-breaking projects led by outstanding and experienced researchers. more…


Variety: spice of life for bumble bees

The yield and quality of many crops benefit from pollination, but it isn’t just honey bees that do this work: bumble bees also have a role. A team led by University of Göttingen used innovative molecular biological methods and traditional microscopy to investigate the pollen collecting behaviour of honey bees and bum-ble bees in agricultural landscapes. It turns out bumble bees take much more pollen from different plant species than honey bees to satisfy their need for protein. more…


Discussion and de-escalation in social media

It’s a familiar situation: a compelling discussion develops on social media – it could be about any topic – but instead of working constructively towards a common solution, the tone becomes increasingly aggressive. An international research team led by the University of Göttingen will now develop a "moderator" using artificial intelligence (AI) that can recognise hate messages and intervene to de-escalate the situation. more…


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Health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

For 2021, we would like to wish health, happiness and personal and professional success to all students, staff, guests and alumni of Göttingen University and Göttingen Campus. more…

Seasonal greetings

Dear Students, Staff, Guests and Alumni of Göttingen University and Göttingen Campus, As an eventful and productive year comes to an end, we hope you enjoy a peaceful time surrounded by family and friends during the upcoming holidays. Enjoy this down time and recharge your batteries. Seasonal greetings and best wishes! more…

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