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Vegetation-free patches encourage ground-nesting wild bees - Pressemitteilung, 24.11.2022
Relatively little is known about the nesting requirements of ground-nesting wild bees, although nesting sites are of central importance for most wild bee species. There are almost 600 wild bee…
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Research with worldwide influence - Pressemitteilung, 17.11.2022
This year's list of "Highly Cited Researchers" includes five scientists from the University of Göttingen: chemist Professor Lutz Ackermann, agricultural scientists Professor Tobias Plieninger …
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China's global aid exports: Development assistance according to geopolitical interest - Pressemitteilung, 15.11.2022
China has been exporting aid goods worth around $835 million annually since 2017. These material re-sources are distributed by China primarily according to geopolitical interests and increasin…
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A world map of plant diversity - Pressemitteilung, 15.11.2022
Why are there more plant species in some places than in others? Why is diversity highest in the tropics? What is the connection between biodiversity and environmental conditions? To help answe…
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Lecture series this week: change of speaker and title at short notice - Pressemitteilung, 14.11.2022
Today (Tuesday 15 November), the lecture will be given in English by Associate Professor Oleg Nivievskyi from the Kyiv School of Economics. He will speak about "The effects of Russia's Invasio…
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It’s back: physics experiments in Advent! - Pressemitteilung, 07.11.2022
Physics in Advent – PiA – is an Advent calendar with a difference: behind each door is a surprise filled with fun and new insights. For the tenth year running, Mother or Father Christmas will …
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Innovative services for artificial intelligence - Pressemitteilung, 04.11.2022
The increased demands of research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), continuously more powerful hardware, and the increasing availability of data and algorithms have led to enormous…
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Glowing fossils: fluorescence reveals colour patterns of earliest scallops - Pressemitteilung, 27.10.2022
UV light makes it possible to see intricate structures of fossils that are barely visible in normal daylight. This method has often been used on the fossilised seashells from the Earth’s curre…
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Göttingen's popularity for students grows - Pressemitteilung, 24.10.2022
At the beginning of the winter semester 2022, 4,831 new students enrolled at Göttingen University. Almost 3,459 of these are in their first university semester at a German university. This mea…
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Planning and managing Europe’s forests in a time of climate change - Pressemitteilung, 21.10.2022
Forests can have an important role in mitigating the climate crisis. Further, they are habitats for a variety of plants and animals, are used for timber production, and offer opportunities for…
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Secrets of Namibia’s fairy circles demystified: plants self-organise - Pressemitteilung, 20.10.2022
Scientists have puzzled over the origin of Namibia’s fairy circles for nearly half a century. It boiled down to two main theories: either termites were responsible, or plants were somehow self…
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New solutions for cloud computing management - Pressemitteilung, 18.10.2022
The cloud computing industry has grown massively over the past ten years. Modern cloud applications have also become increasingly complex, as they are usually based on distributed computer sys…
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Seismic sensing reveals flood damage potential - Pressemitteilung, 13.10.2022
Rapidly evolving floods are a major and growing hazard worldwide. Currently, their onset and evolution is hard to identify using existing systems. However, seismic sensors already in place to …
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Environment leaves its mark on genome through DNA methylation - Pressemitteilung, 22.09.2022
In many species, such as zebrafish, sex is partly or completely determined by the environment. Genes can predispose to a particular sex but may be “overruled” by the influence of the environme…
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Award for German-French research collaboration - Pressemitteilung, 14.09.2022
The chemist Professor Lutz Ackermann from Göttingen University receives the SCF French-German Georg Wittig-Victor Grignard Prize 2022, which is awarded to outstanding chemists who have enriche…
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