Newsletter 2016

Newsletter: September 2016

Turtle under Water

1.3 billion cubic kilometres of water – that is the approximate volume of the world’s three oceans. But how can our planet’s largest natural habitat be protected against environmental disasters and the consequences of climate change? You can also read why a young mathematician is so enthusiastic about researching in Germany, learn about current funding programmes, discover our number of the month and find out how fat can help us lose weight.

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Newsletter: July 2016

Sensitive to volcanic eruptions a goat in Sicily
Sensitive to volcanic eruptions: a goat in Sicily

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.

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Newsletter: May 2016

our brain achieves superlative performance
Better than any computer: our brain achieves superlative performance.

Our brain is able to outperform even the world’s fastest computers. It is an absolute marvel. Even after decades of research, however, it is not yet quite clear how exactly it works. Numerous scientists in Germany are researching the complexities of this key human organ. In this edition we present a number of exciting ideas and projects in this field. You can also read why a young mechanical engineer from Tunisia is so enthusiastic about doing her PhD in Germany, learn about current funding programmes, discover our number of the month and find out how salt gets into the sea.

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