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Building the City of Tomorrow Together

Building the City of Tomorrow Together

The event “Working Together for the City of the Future” on February 9, 2017 in Berlin marks the start of the latest international BMBF campaign “Shaping the future – Building the City of Tomorrow Together”. More Building the City of Tomorrow Together

Happiness research

Happiness research

What would make me happy – or even happier? This is a question that many people ask themselves, especially when a new year is just beginning. Researchers in Germany are also exploring possible answers to this question. In this edition we present a number of exciting projects and their results. You can also read about how a bioengineer in Karlsruhe intends to improve cancer treatment, learn about current funding programmes, discover our number of the month and find out whether birds can sleep on the wing. Newsletter: January 2017 Happiness research

Number of the Month: 27,000 flashes per second

Number of the Month: 27,000 flashes per second

Is that really possible? A gigantic new X-ray laser in Hamburg is indeed capable of achieving this unbelievably high number. Named the European XFEL, the device will give scientists unique insights into the microcosm and contribute to major advances in medical drug research. More Number of the Month: 27,000 flashes per second

Research opportunities for international bioengineers

Research opportunities for international bioengineers

At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the bioengineer Gang Wang is researching a technique that plays a very important role in areas such as the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In our interview, he told us what fascinates him about his scientific work, and why he conducts his research in Karlsruhe. More Research opportunities for international bioengineers

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Through a fellowship programme, the Leibniz Association and the DAAD enable outstanding postdocs from all over the world to spend a year in Germany pursuing research at Leibniz institutions. The next round of applications begins on 9 January 2017. More Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Participation in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017

Participation in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum offers selected young mathematicians and computer scientists the opportunity to meet the leading scientists in their fields. The closing date for applications to the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum is 14 February 2017. More Participation in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017