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Stars Are Born in Loose Groupings

Based on previously published data from the Gaia Mission, researchers at Heidelberg University have derived the conditions under which stars form. The analysis points to a new view of star formation. [More...]

New Class of Fellows Appointed to the Marsilius-Kolleg

A new class of fellows has been appointed to the Marsilius Kolleg, Heidelberg University’s interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Study, at the beginning of the summer semester 2018. [More...]

Nerve Cell Communication

A cleavage product of the Alzheimer's APP protein stimulates nerve cell communication. An research team has gained new insights into the molecular mechanism underlying its physiological functions. [More...]

Digital Research Tool For Classical Scholars

The Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP), a new digital tool for researching ancient literature, is now available. The database has information on 15,000 fragments of ancient works. [More...]

ERC Starting Grant for Heidelberg Historian

Heidelberg historian Dr Ivan Sablin has been awarded a highly endowed ERC Starting Grant for excellent young researchers from the European Research Council (ERC). [More...]

Globular Clusters as Relics of Star Formation

The globular clusters that surround our Milky Way are nearly as old as the universe. Computer si­mu­la­tions suggest that they were formed via the same mechanisms as our galaxy's new-born stars. [More...]

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