Twenty-seven outstanding young researchers have received an SNSF Starting Grant. The funding level, duration and funding conditions are in line with those of the European Research Council (ERC). This transitional measure of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) offered the Swiss research community an adequate substitute for ERC grants.
The SNSF set up Temporary Backup Schemes (TBS) in March 2014. They enabled excellent researchers working or planning to work at Swiss research institutions to...21.11.2014 | Read more
Prof. Dr. Frank Ellinger erhält den Forschungspreis Technische Kommunikation der Alcatel-Lucent Stiftung für Kommunikationsforschung.
Prof. Dr. Frank Ellinger erhält heute den mit 20.000 Euro dotierten Forschungspreis Technische Kommunikation der Alcatel-Lucent Stiftung. Der Elektrotechniker...12.11.2014 | Read more
HZI-Forscherin für Entdeckung des CRISPR-Cas9-Systems geehrt
Einer der diesjährigen Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences ging an die HZI-Forscherin Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier. Die zwölf Auszeichnungen, jede mit einem...10.11.2014 | Read more
Team led by Joachim Lentes recognized for new product development platform.
At the APMS 2014 International Conference, Joachim Lentes and his team at Fraunhofer IAO were awarded the Best Paper Award 2014 by the International Federation...05.11.2014 | Read more
Fabian Zöhrer, researcher at Fraunhofer MEVIS, wins prestigious award
A software procedure that will accelerate and improve breast cancer diagnostics is ready for the market. Fabian Zöhrer, physicist at the Fraunhofer Institute...23.10.2014 | Read more
Manabu Shiraiwa from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry will be awarded the Sheldon K. Friedlander Award.
On 23 October 2014 Manabu Shiraiwa will be awarded the Sheldon K. Friedlander Award at this year's conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research...22.10.2014 | Read more
European Commission nominates Fraunhofer Smart Cities project as lighthouse project
The European Commission has nominated the Triangulum project, led by Fraunhofer IAO and with the support of the Steinbeis-Europa Zentrum (SEZ), to be the lead...10.10.2014 | Read more
Klaus Tschira Award 2014 for Science Communication in the field of Computer Science
Science in clear words: Dr. Sebastian Trimpe, a research scientist in the “Autonomous Motion Department" (Stefan Schaal) at the Tübingen Max Planck Institute...10.10.2014 | Read more
– prestigious award for Fraunhofer MEVIS scientist
Nils Papenberg, research scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS, is receiving one of the most prestigious awards in the field of...08.09.2014 | Read more
Helen May-Simera wins prestigious research award from the Humboldt Foundation for her research work on cilia and related disorders
Biologist Dr. Helen May-Simera is the recipient of a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She will use this to set up a junior...08.09.2014 | Read more
The new "L-CSC" supercomputer at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research is ranked as the world's most energy-efficient supercomputer. The new supercomputer reached first place on the "Green500" list published in New Orleans, comparing the energy efficiency of the fastest supercomputers around the world. "L-CSC" was developed at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and the Goethe University.
The new "L-CSC" supercomputer at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research is ranked as the world's most energy-efficient supercomputer. The new...
Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The...
Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree above absolute zero. This technique may enable novel studies of quantum physics and precision measurement devices, as the researchers report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
Ultracold atomic gases are among the coldest objects in existence. Laser beams can be used to trap atoms inside a vacuum chamber and slow down their motion to...
Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have identified a possible source of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases that were abruptly released to the atmosphere in large quantities around 14,600 years ago.
According to this new interpretation, the CO2 – released during the onset of the Bølling/Allerød warm period – presumably had their origin in thawing Arctic...
Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth’s upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, according to a new study.
Scientists have long known that volcanoes can cool the atmosphere, mainly by means of sulfur dioxide gas that eruptions expel. Droplets of sulfuric acid that...
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