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Not yet silent spring: shifting sounds of birdsong - Pressemitteilung, 02.11.2021
Natural sounds, and birdsong in particular, play a key role in building and maintaining our connection with nature. Birds have been declining due to changing land use and other factors. But ho…
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Göttingen University Senate elects new Vice-President - Pressemitteilung, 28.10.2021
The Senate of the University of Göttingen unanimously elected Professor Christian Ammer as Vice-President of the University. The forest scientist will take over the Presidential Board's “Stude…
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Student numbers at the start of the semester - Pressemitteilung, 25.10.2021
At the beginning of this semester, 4,780 new students enrolled at Göttingen University. For just under 3,350 of the new students, this is the first time that they have enrolled at a German uni…
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‘Feeling’ the living cell’s life cycle using optical tweezers - Pressemitteilung, 22.10.2021
Living cells are the basic building blocks of all organisms. Humans are basically a collection of trillions of living cells! And all these cells emerge from a single fertilized egg which is wh…
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How the Sun’s magnetic forces arrange gas particles - Pressemitteilung, 13.10.2021
Solar prominences hover above the visible solar disk like giant clouds, held there by a supporting frame-work of magnetic forces, originating from layers deep within the Sun. The magnetic line…
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Protective role of cells in overwintering fungi - Pressemitteilung, 12.10.2021
Scientists have discovered a new role for cells that are known to nurture the reproductive structures in the fungus Aspergillus nidulans through the winter. The findings suggest that Hülle cel…
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Jan Huisken takes up Humboldt Professorship - Pressemitteilung, 08.10.2021
Physicist Professor Jan Huisken has taken up his Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the University of Göttingen. As a member of the Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging: From Mole…
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Novel quantum effect discovered in naturally occurring graphene - Pressemitteilung, 06.10.2021
Under special circumstances electrical resistance can adopt a fixed value and is “quantised”. This quantisation normally occurs within strong magnetic fields and at very low temperatures when …
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Funding Atlas 2021: University of Göttingen in the top twelve - Pressemitteilung, 05.10.2021
The University of Göttingen is among the twelve best universities in Germany according to the German Research Foundation (DFG) Funding Atlas 2021. From 2017 to 2019, it managed to get a total …
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Creating order by mechanical deformation in dense active matter - Pressemitteilung, 24.09.2021
Living or biological systems cannot be easily understood using the standard laws of physics, such as ther-modynamics, as scientists would for gases, liquids or solids. Living systems are activ…
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New impulses for research and innovation - Pressemitteilung, 24.09.2021
The University of Göttingen and her partners in the European University network Enlight will develop a common research and innovation agenda in the coming years. By identifying joint strengths…
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How robust are ecosystems? Three key indicators hold the clues - Pressemitteilung, 23.09.2021
Ecosystems provide a wide range of services to people. These services depend on basic ecosystem functions, which are shaped by natural conditions like climate, the mix of species and by human …
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Mite species survives without sexual reproduction - Pressemitteilung, 21.09.2021
It was thought that the survival of animal species over a geologically long period of time without sexual reproduction would be very unlikely, if not impossible. However, an international rese…
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“More support needed for pollination services in agriculture” - Pressemitteilung, 20.09.2021
The global decline of pollinators threatens the reproductive success of 90 per cent of all wild plants globally and the yield of 85 per cent of the world’s most important crops. Pollinators – …
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Local wood with fire protection properties - Pressemitteilung, 16.09.2021
Wood scientists at the University of Göttingen, together with the Swiss company Archroma, a global spe-cialty chemicals company, have developed a new method for turning affordable and ecologic…
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