Dr Eleftherios Goulielmakis, senior researcher of the "Attoelectronics" group at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, will receive this year's Roentgen prize, which is awarded by the Justus Liebig University of Giessen. Dr Goulielmakis will receive this award for his "outstanding contributions to the area of attosecond physics and technology with soft X-rays".
The Roentgen prize of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen has been awarded to junior scientists who have distinguished themselves through excellent...30.07.2015 | Read more
On 29 July 2015, the European Research Council (ERC) published its annual
work programme which includes the new calls for 2016. The European Research Council (ERC) provides funding opportunities for excellent researchers in all fields of research with approximately 1.7 billion euros in 2016.
Along with the work programme, the ERC opened the calls for the „Starting Grants (StG)“ scheme. The "Starting Grants" are designed for excellent young...29.07.2015 | Read more
Together with 17 partners, researchers of the University of Luxembourg have developed an international training network for young scientists in cancer research and, with it, successfully applied for the ambitious Marie Curie Programme of the European Commission.
The European Union granted over three million euros to the so-called “MEL-PLEX” network, around 500.000 euros are intended for the Life Sciences Research Unit...28.07.2015 | Read more
The cardiovascular researcher Professor Robson Augusto Souza dos Santos of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has been awarded the Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). The award will enable him to intensify his longstanding cooperation with Professor Michael Bader and his research group at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC). Robson Santos will come this year and next year to the MDC for research stays lasting several months. The award is endowed with EUR 60 000.
Professor Robson Santos’ research focuses on angiotensin peptides. These are part of an intricate system of hormones and enzymes known as the renin-angiotensin...27.07.2015 | Read more
Robots are omnipresent in our society, and we are facing the challenge of improving their social skills, i.e. their ability to perform interpersonal interactions, to such an extent that cooperation between robots and humans can be enabled in a safe, meaningful and intuitive manner. An international consortium involving cognitive scientists from Osnabrück University has now been awarded 3.7 million euro in funding by the European Commission under the “HORIZON 2020” program to conduct research on “socially competent” robots.
The groups of researchers from Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Hatfield (UK), Osnabrück and Stockholm are going to tread completely new paths.22.07.2015 | Read more
The Velaro family of trains has won the coveted "Red Dot" design award for quality in recognition of the platform concept for high-speed trains that can be...01.07.2015 | Read more
Physicians and drug developers do not always have the same research questions. The new special programme Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICT) will enable independent clinical researchers to answer questions that are important for patients.
Therapies for rare diseases, drug dose reductions and the comparisons of surgical interventions are not in the focus of the pharmaceutical industry because...26.06.2015 | Read more
The World Cultural Council honours Ewine van Dishoeck, Professor for molecular Astrophysics at the Leiden University and External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), with this year’s Albert Einstein World Award of Science.
This prize is awarded to scientists for their outstanding achievements, which bring scientific progress and benefit to mankind. Furthermore, the European...22.06.2015 | Read more
Elisabeth Bothschafter, Andreas Reiserer, and Michael Krüger are excelled with the Otto Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society.
This year, the Max Planck Society has awarded the Otto Hahn Medal 2014 to three young scientists who have completed their doctoral thesis at the Max Planck...17.06.2015 | Read more
On 10th June at the parts2clean trade fair in Stuttgart, in recognition of exceptional developments in the cleanliness industry, Fraunhofer IPA awarded the cleanliness technology prize CLEAN for the third time!
This year, the jury was won over by two contributions: an innovative particle-cleaning system with an integrated photodynamic process for disinfecting...12.06.2015 | Read more
Glacier decline in the first decade of the 21st century has reached a historical record, since the onset of direct observations. Glacier melt is a global phenomenon and will continue even without further climate change. This is shown in the latest study by the World Glacier Monitoring Service under the lead of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
The World Glacier Monitoring Service, domiciled at the University of Zurich, has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together...
Using ultracold atoms trapped in light crystals, scientists from the MPQ, LMU, and the Weizmann Institute observe a novel state of matter that never thermalizes.
What happens if one mixes cold and hot water? After some initial dynamics, one is left with lukewarm water—the system has thermalized to a new thermal...
Physicists from Regensburg and Marburg, Germany have succeeded in taking a slow-motion movie of speeding electrons in a solid driven by a strong light wave. In the process, they have unraveled a novel quantum phenomenon, which will be reported in the forthcoming edition of Nature.
The advent of ever faster electronics featuring clock rates up to the multiple-gigahertz range has revolutionized our day-to-day life. Researchers and...
Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing.
Joint BioEnergy Institute study identifies bacterial protein that is key to protecting rice against bacterial blight
A bacterial signal that when recognized by rice plants enables the plants to resist a devastating blight disease has been identified by a multi-national team...
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