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Magdalena Marszałek, Professor of Slavic Literature and Cultural Studies Photo: private.

Remembering through Literature and the Arts – A German-Polish project explores cultural memory

Magdalena Marszałek has a soft spot for the presence of the past in the present. In a German-Polish research project, the Potsdam Slavist examines how our culture reflects on the past. The project “Performances of Memory”...
29. Aug 2018
Magdalena Marszałek has a soft spot for the presence of the past in the present. In a German-Polish research project, the Potsdam Slavist examines how our culture reflects on the past. The project “Performances of more ...
The four towers of the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert. Photo: ESO/John Colosimo.

Luminous Gas Halos – Astrophysicists research galaxy envelopes in the young universe

It is a journey to the beginning of our being. The hunt for galaxies in the young universe and for what surrounds these heavenly worlds is in full swing. Science still knows very little about them. The space around stellar...
23. Aug 2018
It is a journey to the beginning of our being. The hunt for galaxies in the young universe and for what surrounds these heavenly worlds is in full swing. Science still knows very little about them. The space around more ...
Alexandra Hüttel, Florence Ziesemer and Ingo Balderjahn. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Less Is More…At Least When It Comes to Consumption – Economists want to raise awareness of sustainable consumption

Every year the latest phone model, the fifth pair of stylish brand sneakers, an expensive bottle of wine every night. Consumption can take many forms today but rarely is it sustainable. Does consumption at least make us happy and...
15. Aug 2018
Every year the latest phone model, the fifth pair of stylish brand sneakers, an expensive bottle of wine every night. Consumption can take many forms today but rarely is it sustainable. Does consumption at least make us more ...
Martin Fischer und Yuefang Zhou. Photo: Thomas Hölzel.

So Close to a Robot – Researchers study the interaction between human and machine

Henry is tall, dark-haired, and has a gentle expression. He knows our favorite songs and tells jokes that make us laugh. Henry is not a man; he is a robot designed by the U.S. firm Realbotix to be an intimate partner for humans....
08. Aug 2018
Henry is tall, dark-haired, and has a gentle expression. He knows our favorite songs and tells jokes that make us laugh. Henry is not a man; he is a robot designed by the U.S. firm Realbotix to be an intimate partner more ...
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