In view of the coronavirus crisis, there are several initiatives at the Göttingen Campus that have led to unprecedented collaboration between different research groups on campus. One of the first results is a scientifically sound estimate of the number of cases to be expected in the coming weeks and the available number of intensive care beds in Germany. You will find the corresponding graphs and current figures on these pages.
Our results emphatically underline the necessity of the measures taken by the Federal Government and the Länder for "social distancing". We ask you all to follow these guidelines and to keep social contacts to a minimum at the moment. Even though the results of social distancing will only become visible after several days, we must act now.

Research and Forecasts

How will COVID-19 spread in the coming days? Does it matter if we change our behaviour? And how long will all this take?
Here, we sketch three different future scenarios.


Why should I adhere to social distancing? Will I be able to buy everything I need in the future? We answer these and other questions here.

COVID-19 News

  • DLR upgrades 3D printer for medical protective equipment (more information in German)
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  • Göttingen infection researchers identify potential drug
    Viruses must enter cells of the human body to cause disease. For this, they attach to suitable cells and inject their genetic information into these cells. Infection biologists from the German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research…
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  • Göttingen researchers warn of shortage of intensive care beds for coronavirus patients
    In light of the rapidly increasing number of known coronavirus infections in Germany and Europe, scientists across the Göttingen Campus have expressed serious concerns. This is due to the latest estimate of the number of cases expected in the coming…
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