News from the Göttingen Campus

Foundation Pour l'Audition recognizes his pioneering work towards the optical cochlear implant for the treatment of hearing loss.
Tobias Moser, Director of the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and professor at the University of Göttingen with a joint appointment at the German Primate Center, has been awarded the "Scientific Grand Prize 2020" of the French Fondation Pour l'Audition (FPA) for his revolutionary contributions to hearing research. With this award, the FPA honors his pioneering work in the development of the…
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In their new study now published in Nature Communications, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization have deciphered a novel regularization mechanism encoded in the Navier-Stokes equations that offers a new direction in the exclusion of singularities
From stirring sugar in coffee to global weather patterns – turbulent currents constantly shape the life around us. Mathematically, they are described by the Navier-Stokes equations, as now known for almost two centuries. Despite the widespread use of these equations to describe turbulent flows in the natural and engineering sciences, it remains unclear whether they represent a well-posed problem, i.e. whether the solutions of the Navier-Stokes…
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Physicists from the University of Göttingen use computer simulation to investigate aging in living glassy systems
Aging is a process that affects not only living beings. Many materials, like plastics and glasses, also age – ie they change slowly over time as their particles try to pack better – and there are already computer models to describe this. Biological materials, such as living tissue, can show similar behaviour to glasses except that the particles are actual cells or bacteria which have their own propulsion. Researchers at the University of…
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Göttingen’s supercomputer "Emmy" fifth fastest in Germany, 47th in the world
Top ranking achieved for Göttingen supercomputer: in the latest listing of the Top500 world's fastest computers, the "Emmy" system installed in Göttingen is 47th in the world. In Germany, Emmy ranks fifth, making it the most powerful computer in Northern Germany. Emmy is a system of the Norddeutschen Verbundes für Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnen (Northern German association for high performance computing, HLRN), which is operated by the Gesellsc…
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Chemists at the University of Göttingen and Goethe University Frankfurt characterise key compound for catalytic nitrogen atom transfer
Catalysts with a metal-nitrogen bond can transfer nitrogen to organic molecules. In this process short-lived molecular species are formed, whose properties critically determine the course of the reaction and product formation. The key compound in a catalytic nitrogen-atom transfer reaction has now been analysed in detail by chemists at the University of Göttingen and Goethe University Frankfurt. The detailed understanding of this reaction will…
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University of Göttingen coordinates new European research project on ultra-fast, fibre-optic technology
The University of Göttingen will lead the new European project "Adaptive Optical Dendrites (ADOPD)" for research into alternative, ultra-fast computer components based on neuronal signalling systems. The project, led by Professor Florentin Wörgötter and Dr Christian Tetzlaff from the Institute of Physics, focusses on how the functioning of neuronal cells can be transferred to fibre-optic-based computer components. The University of Göttingen will…
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Eliana Amazo Gómez receives her doctorate as the 200th graduate of the “Solar System School”.
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen has reached a milestone: With Eliana Amazo Gómez, the 200th doctoral student of the IMPRS has now defended her doctoral thesis and thus successfully completed her PhD. In her thesis, the 33-year-old Colombian scientist developed a new method of deducing the rotational period of stars from their brightness fluctuations. In this way, she was…
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Zwei Göttinger Forscher erhalten hoch angesehene Synergy-Grant-Förderung des Europäischen Forschungsrats. Sechs Millionen Euro europäischer Förderung gehen an den Göttingen Campus.
Die Göttinger Professoren Silvio Rizzoli, Direktor des Instituts für Neuro- und Sinnesphysiologie der Universitätsmedizin Göttingen (UMG), und Nils Brose, Direktor der Abteilung für Molekulare Neurobiologie am Max-Planck-Institut für Experimentelle Medizin, gehören zu den in diesem Jahr ausgezeichneten Empfängern hoch-kompetitiver ERC-Grants. Beide werden ab 2021 durch das EU-Eliteförderprogramm ERC-Synergy-Grants unterstützt. Insgesamt fließen…
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Myelin-forming glial cells are crucial for the temporal processing of acoustic signals
In a conversation, we can easily understand and distinguish individual words. In the brain, the temporal structure of speech with its rapid succession of sounds and pauses and its characteristic rhythm is encoded by electrical impulses. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen and the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered that nerve cells can only process the temporal sequence of acoustic…
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International research team including Göttingen University call for a Europe-wide phosphate directive
The aim of the EU Nitrates Directive is to reduce nitrates leaking into the environment in order to prevent pollution of water supplies. The widely accepted view is that this will also help protect threatened plant species which can be damaged by high levels of nutrients like nitrates in the soil and water. However, an international team of researchers including the Universities of Göttingen, Utrecht and Zurich, has discovered that many…
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