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Tension in the (cinema) air

Tension in the (cinema) air

Just how exciting is a cinema film? This is actually something that can be objectively measured – on the basis of the exhaled air in the theatre. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry have analysed the air in cinema theatres during various film screenings and have discovered that each film produces a characteristic pattern in the exhaled air. More Tension in the (cinema) air

Research opportunities for international neuroscientists and biophysicists

Research opportunities for international neuroscientists and biophysicists

26-year-old Myroslav Gebura from Ukraine is doing a doctoral degree at the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). He explained to us what the advantages of the Graduate School are, why he feels so well supported there and why he enjoys his life in Germany. More Research opportunities for international neuroscientists and biophysicists

ERC Starting Grants

ERC Starting Grants

Through its ERC Starting Grants, the European Commission provides up to 1.5 million euros in funding to support talented young researchers. Applications for 2017 will be invited from mid-July 2016. More ERC Starting Grants

Researching earthquakes and volcanoes

Researching earthquakes and volcanoes

Serious earthquakes and volcanic eruptions frequently have devastating consequences. Researchers in Germany are working on ways to better predict the risks. In this edition we present a number of exciting ideas and projects. You can also read why a young biophysicist is so enthusiastic about doing a PhD in Germany, learn about current funding programmes, discover our number of the month and find out what the air we exhale can tell us about cinema films. Newsletter: July 2016 Researching earthquakes and volcanoes

Number of the Month: 84 billion euros

Number of the Month: 84 billion euros

That is the amount of money invested in research and development by German industry and the German government in 2014. By international standards, this makes Germany one of the most attractive locations for innovation – something that is also corroborated by the “Federal Report on Research and Innovation 2016“. More Number of the Month: 84 billion euros

Postdoctoral Scholarships of the Daimler and Benz Foundation

Postdoctoral Scholarships of the Daimler and Benz Foundation

The Daimler and Benz Foundation runs a scholarship programme to support postdoctoral researchers, assistant professors and the leaders of young research groups. The next closing date for applications is 1 October 2016. More Postdoctoral Scholarships of the Daimler and Benz Foundation