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The corona pandemic

Contributions by experts on consequences and perspectives

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I track, therefore I am

Self-tracking is in vogue: more and more people are gathering data about their bodies. Sociologist Thomas Alkemeyer and sport scientist Mirko Brandes…

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With a head start to the PhD

The university’s Fast-Track programmes offer selected graduates a quicker path to earning their PhD. Students who would like to pursue a Master's…

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"The focus is not on Mozart"

Musicologist Melanie Unseld talks about the legacy of singer and drawer Celeste Coltellini – and what it says about the classical music scene in the…

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How deep-sea hot vents affect our climate

How does our planet manage to keep a steady climate? Thorsten Dittmar, leader of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment…

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Bacteria in the Ocean: Vital for the Global Carbon Cycle

How can organic matter dissolved in the ocean store carbon over thousands of years and maintain our climate in the process? To shed light on this…

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Ukraine: When Languages Converge

People in central Ukraine often speak a mixture of Russian and Ukrainian. Slavicist Gerd Hentschel is studying the phenomenon on location – and…

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On the Eternal Battle against Epidemics

Infectious diseases from a medical and a cultural history perspective: An interview with medical specialist and chemist Klaus Peter Kohse and…

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One Law but Many Questions

Expensive EEG: Christoph Böhringer examines the economic impact of political reforms. His simulation models are now also used by the German…

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Inclusion: "It's no longer about whether to do it, but how"

Dr Holger Lindemann is guiding the inclusion process at Oldenburg's schools and researching it at the same time. In an interview Lindemann talks about…

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Electrosmog Disrupts Orientation in Migratory Birds

For the first time, a research team led by Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen, a biologist and Lichtenberg Professor at the University of Oldenburg, has been…

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"Hölderlin More Relevant than Ever Today"

Sabine Doering, literary scholar and President of the Hölderlin Society, has been awarded a renowned fellowship at the Notre Dame Institute for…

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Emissions transfers Paths to a global climate policy

Global CO2 emissions hit a new high in 2013. One solution for lowering these emissions is emissions transfers. Oldenburg University researcher Marco…

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Message in the Strongbox

Cryptography may not guarantee absolute security for communications but it creates very high hurdles for spying programmes. Oldenburg mathematicians…

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The Fascination with Wagner

Two hundred years of Wagner and no end in sight: festivals and ceremonies, productions, concerts, interpretations, documentations and tributes abound.…

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Ultrafast switches for nano light could enable the computers of the future

German/Italian team of physicists discovers novel nanostructured metallic optical switches.

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Border carbon adjustment

A recent study by the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) investigates the role of border carbon adjustment in unilateral climate policy design.

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The Recycling of Cells

Why do neurodegenerative diseases develop and what role does "autophagy", a cellular self-cleaning process, play in the brain? An interview with…

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Researchers in audiology nominated for the German Future Prize

Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier, Prof. Dr. Volker Hohmann (both members of the University of Oldenburg's "Hearing4all" Cluster of Excellence) and Dr.…

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The Smell of the Reef

The larvae of coral reef fishes swimming in the ocean are just a few millimetres long. And yet they are able to find their way back to their native…

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"Nothing can Replace Dialogue"

The Founding Dean of the European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen, Prof. Dr. Eckhart Hahn, in an interview about the sense of community among those…

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