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Message about the End of the Dark Ages

Message about the End of the Dark Ages

An international team, including researchers from the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH), has discovered three “cosmic Methusalems” from the earliest years of the universe. More Message about the End of the Dark Ages

Grammar can influence the perception of motion events

Grammar can influence the perception of motion events

Different languages can have subtly different effects on the way we think and perceive, a phenomenon known as linguistic relativity. In a new paper in the journal Cognition, researcher Monique Flecken from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, together with colleagues, shows that even when we are not speaking, the grammar of our native language may influence the way we perceive motion events. More Grammar can influence the perception of motion events

“Research in Germany” at asm2015 - the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

“Research in Germany” at asm2015 - the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

Over 8,000 attendees will participate in this year’s general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (asm2015) making it the largest international meeting in the field of microbiology. The DFG will participate in the conference from May 30 to June 2 in New Orleans and is organizing a workshop for early-career researchers on “Career Track Option in Germany – Steps towards a successful scientific career.” More “Research in Germany” at asm2015 - the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

"Research in Germany" at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

"Research in Germany" at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of approximately 70 scholarly associations focusing on studies like literature, history and education, sociology, communications and theatre research each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. More "Research in Germany" at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Scientists watch crystal layers buckle under pressure

Scientists watch crystal layers buckle under pressure

Using DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have observed for the first time how layers in certain crystals buckle under high pressure, forming a complex inner structure. The study led by Prof. Sander van Smaalen from the University of Bayreuth opens the view into the complex nature of layered compounds. More Scientists watch crystal layers buckle under pressure