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The University of Göttingen features in this year's list of "Highly Cited Researchers" once again, with the inclusion of five of its scientists. Chemist Professor Lutz Ackermann, agroecologist Professor Teja Tscharntke, agricultural scientist Professor Tobias Plieninger, biochemist Professor Ivo Feußner and biodiversity researcher Professor Holger Kreft are among the most frequently cited scientists in their fields worldwide. more…


Surprises in ‘active’ aging

Aging is a process that affects not only living beings. Many materials, like plastics and glasses, also age and there are computer models to describe this. Biological materials, such as living tissue, can show similar behaviour to glasses except that the particles are actual cells which may have their own propulsion. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have now used computer simulations to explore the aging behaviour of these systems. There was a surprise: the activity of the particles can actually drive aging. more…


Northern Germany’s fastest computer

Top ranking for Göttingen supercomputer: in the latest listing of the Top500 world's fastest computers, the "Emmy" system installed in Göttingen is 47th in the world. In Germany, Emmy ranks fifth, making it the most powerful computer in Northern Germany. Emmy is an HLRN system, which is operated by the GWDG and the University of Göttingen. more…


University of Göttingen receives another Alexander von Humboldt professorship

The University of Göttingen was once again successful in the competition for the most highly endowed German research award: Physicist Dr. Jan Huisken, nominated by the University of Göttingen, has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The professorship, financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is endowed with approximately five million euros over five years. more…


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Tackling Brightness Variations of Stubborn Stars

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen has reached a milestone: With Eliana Amazo Gómez, the 200th doctoral student of the IMPRS has now defended her doctoral thesis and thus successfully completed her PhD. In her thesis, the 33-year-old Colombian scientist developed a new method of deducing the rotational period of stars from their brightness fluctuations. more…

Apply now: Dorothea Schlözer Programmes

Applications are invited for the Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring and Dorothea Schlözer Career Coaching 2021: the mentoring programme is aimed at female postdocs and doctoral candidates in the transition phase and offers them structured career advice and support. The career coaching programme offers coaching and qualification opportunities to promote the careers of female postdocs with and without management responsibilities. Deadline: 30 November 2020. more…

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