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The corona pandemic

Contributions by experts on consequences and perspectives


Top News Neuroscience

Of Mice and Humans

How does the brain decide which sensory input is relevant and which is not? A study conducted by Oldenburg hearing reseachers shows that the rules…

Grafik zeigt die Protease als großes, unregelmäßig geformtes Gebilde. Ein möglicher Wirkstoff füllt eine Art Tasche innerhalb des Moleküls aus.
Covid Top News Computing Science

New paths to an active substance

Artificial intelligence could accelerate the search for an effective drug against Sars-CoV-2, says AI expert Oliver Kramer. He and his team have…

Covid Top News Health Services Research

Virtual physiotherapy

Physiotherapy via video conferencing? In the coronavirus crisis, older people in particular have been left with no other option. Scientists at the…

Covid Top News Philosophy

"We need science more than ever"

Contradictory statements by experts are unsettling politics and society, and doubts about science are growing louder in the crisis. Here, science…

Campus Life Law

Diversity in unity

Can you study law in Oldenburg? The answer is yes and no. The Hanse Law School programme, jointly run by the Universities of Oldenburg and Bremen, is…

Lehre Covid Campus Life

The best of both worlds

Home office instead of lecture hall - due to the corona crisis, courses in the summer semester are taking place online. Here, Olaf Zawacki-Richter,…

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Covid Top News Marine Science

The maths of the coronavirus

Exponential growth, virus spreading scenarios, doubling times: the modeller Thilo Gross from the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine…

Top News Chemistry

Material with potential

In a nationwide collaboration, a group of chemists has created and analysed a new and promising carbon compound. A research group at the University of…

Covid Top News Health Services Research

“Everyone has the same right to life”

The challenges we face in the current pandemic are “unprecedented”, says Mark Schweda, Professor of Medical Ethics. An interview about intensive care…

Top News Economics

Women at the top

Are female quotas for companies’ supervisory boards necessary? Yes, says Stephanie Birkner, an expert on female entrepreneurship. She explains why…

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Research Top News Physics

New nanolaser explained

Nanoparticles made of metals and semiconductors have fascinating properties. A German-Swedish research team reports in the journal Nature…

Top News History

Imaginary Landscapes

Escaping city life and fleeing to the countryside – industrialisation and urbanisation made this a tempting option for many intellectuals in the 19th…

Top News

Shaping the energy transition

Making our energy system climate-friendly is an immense challenge and affects society as a whole. Scientists at our university contribute to finding…

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Human Medicine Top News School VI

Keeping an eye on things

We think of the cornea as a windscreen for the eye. But this transparent layer of tissue is far more complex than a simple protective covering. Stefan…

Top News

Language-sensitive teaching and learning

Language plays a central role in schools as a medium for communication and education. Oldenburg researchers are examining how to train teachers in…

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Top News Psychology School VI

The sources of brain activity

The activity of nerve cells in the brain generates extremely weak magnetic fields. Oldenburg psychologists are using sophisticated techniques to…

Top News Marine Science School V

A fragile balance

Wind conditions influence water circulation and CO2 concentrations in the Southern Ocean, a study by geochemist Torben Struve and colleagues shows.…

Microscoopic picture of a rotifer.
Top News

Permanent predator-prey cycles

An international team of scientists including Bernd Blasius has completed the longest known predator-prey time series. In the journal Nature, the…

Top News

Disenchanted World

A collection of Karl Jaspers’ letters – published on the fiftieth anniversary of the great thinker’s death – guides the reader through Jaspers’ life…

Top News

A question of perspective

For decades, school absenteeism was a taboo topic in Germany. Now views have changed, many schools are facing the problem. Heinrich Ricking of the…

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