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    Flashes on the Moon

    05/31/2019
    Professor Hakan Kayal neben dem Mondteleskop.

    On the moon flashes and other enigmatic light phenomena can be observed again and again. With a new telescope, a professor at the University of Würzburg wants to get to the bottom of these phenomena.

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    Zu einem gesundheitsfördernden Umgang mit digitalen Technologien will der bayerische Forschungsverbund ForDigitHealth beitragen.

    Through the research network ForDigitHealth, five Bavarian universities are jointly researching the stress that digitisation causes in humans. The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts is funding this initiative with 3.35 million euros.

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    Die Grafik veranschaulicht das Wechselspiel zwischen Topologie (blauer Ring) und starker Korrelation (Elektronenspins; farbige Pfeile auf dem Quadratgitter). Darum geht es im Würzburger Sonderforschungsbereich ToCoTronics.

    A great success for Würzburg's physics department: its Collaborative Research Centre was rated as excellent and is now entering its second funding phase. The German Research Foundation is providing 12 million euros for this purpose.

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    Dr. Ana Rita Brochado erforscht die Antibiotikawirkung auf Bakterien.

    Bacteria can quickly become resistant to antibiotics. Which mechanisms are responsible for this and how to counteract it? Dr. Ana Rita Brochado, who is setting up a new Emmy Noether Junior Research Group at the University of Würzburg, is investigating this.

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    Dr. Ataru Sotomura bei einem Aufenthalt in der japanischen Stadt Nara. Der Würzburger Wissenschaftler leitet in Japan eine Forschungsgruppe.

    A new research project studies the history of East Asian art and culture at Kyoto University in Japan which is known for its excellence. It is headed by a Würzburg scientist, Dr. Ataru Sotomura.

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    RNA-Moleküle transportieren die Erbinformation aus dem Zellkern in die Zelle. Wer sie lesen kann, erhält ein genaues Bild der Genaktivität innerhalb eines bestimmten Zeitraums.

    Getting an accurate picture of the real-time transcriptional activity of a cell: This is the goal of a new research project at the University of Würzburg which is funded by the European Research Council.

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    Blick aufs Hauptgebäude der Uni Würzburg mit Uni-Fahne.

    The University of Würzburg plans to build a "Center of Polymers for Life". Rating the new project as excellent, the German Council of Science and Humanities has recommended its implementation.

     

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    Schema eines zweidimensionalen Josephson-Kontakts: Zwischen zwei Supraleitern S (grau) befindet sich ein normal leitendes zwei-dimensionales Elektronengas. Legt man dort ein Magnetfeld an, kann man Majorana-Fermionen am Ende des Kontakts erwarten.

    In collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, researchers from the University of Würzburg have made an important step on the road to topological quantum computers. Now, they present their findings in the renowned scientific journal Nature.

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    Beim Fangen und Verdauen ihrer Beute zählt die Venusfliegenfalle immer wieder elektrische Signale (AP, Aktionspotentiale). Diese Vorgänge werden an der Uni Würzburg erforscht.

    How does the Venus flytrap count and calculate? This is what the Würzburg plant researcher Rainer Hedrich wants to find out. For his project, he will receive 1.5 million euros from a renowned funding programme.

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    Dr. Francesca Helm (University of Padua). Foto: privat

    On May 8, the Service Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning invites you to attend an English language “Gute-Lehre” talk and workshop on “Virtual Exchange for Education Innovation and Internationalisation at Home”.

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    Die Würzburger Biologen Markus Riederer (links) und Amauri Bueno fanden heraus, warum die Blätter der Dattelpalme selbst bei Temperaturen von über 50 Grad nicht vertrocknen.

    The leaves of date palms can heat up to temperatures around 50 degrees Celsius. They survive thanks to a unique wax mixture that is essential for the existence in the desert.

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    Seite aus einer französischen Version des „Narrenschiffs“. Solche alten Schriften lassen sich mit OCR4all zuverlässig in computerlesbaren Text umwandeln.

    The OCR4all tool ensures converting historical printings into computer-readable texts. It is very reliable, user-friendly, and open source. It was developed by scientists at the University of Würzburg.

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    Professor Georg Nagel vor dem Bild einer Alge, in der ein neuartiger Lichtsensor mit grüner Fluoreszenz markiert wurde.

    Controlling cells with light: Professor Georg Nagel has won another award for his contributions to the invention and refinement of optogenetics. He received the prize along with other laureates in the USA.

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    Kleinteilige Agrarlandschaften (links) bieten Vorteile: Sie fördern biologische Vielfalt, Bestäubung und natürliche Schädlingsbekämpfung.

    Diversity beats monotony: a colourful patchwork of small, differently used plots can bring advantages to agriculture and nature. This is the result of a new study by the University of Würzburg.

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