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Bifacial Stem Cells

So-called bifacial stem cells are responsible for one of the most critical growth processes on Earth – the formation of wood. A team of researchers at Heidelberg University were recently able to demonstrate this. [More...]

Two Junior Professorships in AI

Heidelberg University will be home to two of the ten junior professorships in artificial intelligence (AI) recently set up by the state. Baden-Württemberg Minister of Science made the announcement. [More...]

Open star clusters live longer than assumed

A study under the direction of Associate Professor Dr Geneviève Parmentier at the Centre for Astronomy now shows that open star clusters can have a much longer lifespan than previously assumed. [More...]

Sulfate Helps Plants Cope With Water Scarcity

An research team led by scientists from Heidelberg University has uncovered how sulfate controls the production of the drought stress hormone in plants and thus contributes to their drought-resistance. [More...]

Understanding Ocean Ventilation

The age of the water in the world's oceans is critical for understanding ocean circulation. Researchers recently used an atomic physics technique they developed to determine the age of deep ocean water. [More...]

"Cold" and "Hot" Societies

In the 1960s Claude Lévi-Strauss introduced the terms of “cold” and “hot” societies. Jan Assmann builds on this approach when he describes “cold” and “heat” as options of our cultural memory. [More...]

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Thursday 24th January 2019

04:30 PM

Germanistik in Breslau/Wrocław. Kontinuitäten und Diskontinuitäten

Prof. Dr. Wojciech Kunicki, Universität Wrocław, Institut für Germanistik

05:30 PM

Galicia/Lviv as Multicultural Collection: Strategies of Representation (from Literary Anthologies to Digital Map)

Prof. Dr. Olena Haleta, Universität Lviv, Department of Literary Theory and Comparative Studies

06:00 PM

(Practical) Introduction to Inner Mongolia

Dr. Merle Schatz, Universität Leipzig, Ostasiatisches Institut

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