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Crystal structures in super slow motion

Laser beams can be used to change the properties of materials in an extremely precise way. This principle is already widely used in technologies such as rewritable DVDs. However, the underlying processes generally take place at such unimaginably fast speeds and at such a small scale that they have so far eluded direct observation. Researchers at the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen have now managed to film, for the first time, the laser transformation of a crystal structure with nanometre resolution and in slow motion in an electron microscope. more…


Strong support for the extension of European infrastructures

The University of Göttingen, as a member of the European university network ENLIGHT, succeeded in getting funding from the German Academic Exchange Agency (DAAD) for €750,000 for the expansion of European structures. There is now a call for researchers, staff and PhD students at the University to apply for funding. Deadline is 15 February. more…


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…


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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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