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Illustration of exciton splitting in the organic semiconductor pentacene, which consists of five benzene rings each. Instead of the usual two free charge carriers, absorption of a photon in pentacene generates four free charge carriers, represented by orange tracks.

Some materials convert photons into more free charges than would be expected. Using an ultrafast film, researchers have now been able to get a picture of this process. Physicists from the University of Würzburg were also involved.

Flower strips are the focus of a Europe-wide research project involving scientists from the University of Würzburg.

Can flower strips combined with hedges improve biodiversity in intensively used agricultural areas? This is what a team from the University of Würzburg is investigating with project partners from four EU countries.


The University of Würzburg has acquired a campus license from the online image database "Colourbox". Members of the university can download up to 30 photos and illustrations per month.

Jörg Vogel, infection biologist and expert in the field of RNA biology.

The Würzburg infection biologist Jörg Vogel is a new member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The award ceremony will take place on May 12 in Munich.

Portrait photo of professor Carlo D'Eramo

The new computer science professor Carlo D'Eramo works in the field of artificial intelligence. He is an expert in a special form of machine learning called reinforcement learning.


Separated at last

In the new method, laser pulses of different power (green) are combined in such a way that single excitation (blue), double excitation (red) and triple excitation (yellow) can be distinguished, for example, in biological light-harvesting complexes

Scientists at the Universities of Würzburg and Ottawa have solved the decades-old problem of distinguishing between single and multiple light excitations. They present their new method in the journal Nature.


Attack from the gut

After surgery, bacteria from the intestine can enter the organism. Special cells of the immune system located in the liver fight them. (Graphic: Mercedes Gomez de Aguero)

Intestinal bacteria are often the trigger of complications after surgery. This is shown in a new study by research teams from Würzburg and Bern. A solution to this problem could come from the liver.

atomic structure of the topological insulator manganese bismuth telluride

Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have achieved a significant milestone in the pursuit of energy-efficient quantum technologies by designing a ferromagnetic topological insulator.

Portrait picture of Professor Qing Ye

Chemistry professor Qing Ye wants to achieve fundamental innovations with boron-containing molecules. To this end, he has raised considerable funding, which also includes positions for PhD students.

This image is from a US Navy infrared video clip and shows an unidentified flying object.

The study of unknown phenomena in the air is finding its way into teaching: space engineer Professor Hakan Kayal has designed a lecture specifically for this purpose.

Improvements in single-cell RNA sequencing technology make work in the lab faster and provide much more accurate information.

RNA sequencing technologies provide valuable insights into how individual cells work. A research team at the University of Würzburg has now developed a technique that provides an even more detailed view.