News from the Göttingen Campus

Researcher from MPI-DS receives research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation
As of February 2022, the scientist Youchuang Chao is joining the group of Stefan Karpitschka at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS), supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. With its prestigious fellowship, the foundation enables respected international scientists to conduct their research at a German institution of their choice. “In Youchuang’s project, we will combine his expertise in liquid-liquid…
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COVID-19-Forschungsnetzwerk Niedersachsen
Mit 5,97 Millionen Euro fördert das COVID-19-Forschungsnetzwerk Niedersachsen (COFONI) dreizehn interdisziplinäre niedersächsische Kooperationsprojekte zur Erforschung von Wirkstoffen gegen SARS-CoV-2 sowie zur Untersuchung von Ursachen und Langzeitfolgen der COVID-19-Erkrankung. Mit dieser erneuten Projektförderung nimmt COFONI weitere Forschungspartner in das Netzwerk auf und stärkt die Zusammenführung der niedersächsischen Kompetenzen in der…
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Von kognitiven Grundlagen sozialer Interaktionen über Mikroskopie zur Abbildung des schlagenden Herzens bis zur Erforschung der Gründerszene: Die campus|inform stellt Wissenschaftler*innen und ihre Aktivitäten vor.
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Göttingen University joins six hundred researchers from 48 countries calling for comprehensive genome analyses for species conservation in Europe
To provide important genomic data to inform research about Europe’s biodiversity, scientists from 48 different countries initiated the "European Reference Genome Atlas" (ERGA) in 2021. Along with over 600 researchers, scientists from the University of Göttingen contribute to ERGA to make up an essential transdisciplinary and transborder community of experts. Together, they want to produce extremely high-quality genome analyses, known as…
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Sunspots excite magneto-acoustic waves; a team of researchers has now discovered the largest-scale oscillations of this kind in an intense sunspot.
Stars like the Sun resonate like a giant water-filled balloon. In addition to these global acoustic oscillations that span the entire star, others are also known: Sunspots, dark regions on the Sun's surface, for example, can be the starting point for magneto-acoustic waves. Using the Dunn Solar Telescope in New Mexico (USA) an international group of researchers including the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) has for the first…
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The European Mechanics Society has elected Dr. Olga Shishkina, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), as a EUROMECH fellow in the field of fluid mechanics recognizing her seminal contributions in this field.
The European Mechanics Society has elected Dr. Olga Shishkina, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), as a EUROMECH fellow in the field of fluid mechanics recognizing her seminal contributions in this field. Only three laureates from this field are selected across Europe every other year. The council selected Olga for her profound work on Rayleigh-Bénard convection, which is of fundamental importance…
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HZI research team develops novel corona and flu vaccination based on cytomegalovirus
Viruses are mostly encountered as pathogens. However, virus-based vaccination platforms can also help to provide protection from different diseases. In a mouse model, researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig together with national and international partners including the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), the German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research (DPZ), the Technische…
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Researchers find high-energy oxygen and sulfur ions in Jupiter's inner radiation belts - and a previously unknown ion source.
Nearly 20 years after the end of NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter, scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany have unlocked a new secret from the mission's extensive data sets. For the first time, the research team was able to determine beyond doubt that the high-energy ions surrounding the gas giant as part of its inner radiation belt are primarily oxygen and sulfur ions. They are thought to have…
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University of Göttingen computational neuroscientist receives ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros
The computational neuroscientist Professor Alexander Ecker from the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) has received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC has awarded his project "Deep Neuron Embeddings: Data-driven multi-modal discovery of cell types in the neocortex" a total of 1.5 million euros over five years. Ecker and his team want to find out how the…
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Using unique observational data and computer simulations, the MPS scientist is striving to understand the incredibly hot temperatures in the solar corona.
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Dr. Lakshmi Pradeep Chitta a Starting Grant of about 1.5 million Euros. Over the next five years, the MPS scientist will have the opportunity to pursue one of the great unsolved mysteries of solar research: How does our star heat its outer atmosphere, the solar corona, to unimaginable temperatures of up to 10 million degrees Celsius? With unprecedented observational data from ESA's Solar Orbiter…
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