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Star Formation in Galaxies

A new Emmy Noether research group at the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH) has started working on the physics of star formation in galaxies across cosmic time spans. [More...]

A Protective Cap for Bacterial RNA

For the first time, researchers have deciphered the function of the so-called decapping enzyme in bacteria. These molecular helpers remove the protective cap at the start of ribonucleic acid molecules. [More...]

Ruperto Carola Again Best German University

The Shanghai Ranking for 2016, i.e. the Academic Ranking of World Universities, revealed that Heidelberg University is again the best university in Germany, for the third successive time after 2014 and 2015. [More...]

Traces of Failed Super-eruption

Geoscientists from Heidelberg University have discovered accumulations of magma in the Andes sufficient to have set off a super-eruption but which, in fact, did not. [More...]

The Role of Musical Traditions

How did the concept of a "musical past" develop between the late Middle Ages and Early Modern Age? This question is the focus of a European research team that includes music scholars from Heidelberg. [More...]

Kenyan Scientist to Do Malaria Research

Thanks to the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Dr Faith H. A. Osier, a scientist from Kenya, is going to do her research on malaria in Heidelberg. [More...]

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