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Lasse Steffen, Marco Trippler, and Jerome Lange (f.l.t.r.) | Photo: Thomas Roese

Hoppla! Here comes Koppla! – The revolution for craft enterprises

“We want every craftsman and woman to work with our software – because it is easy to use and simplifies many processes. At the end of the day, it... more
Prof. Matthias Kalkuhl | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

The climate clock is ticking – Economist Matthias Kalkuhl researches what is key to developing successful climate policies

Every morning, on his way to work at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin, Matthias Kalkuhl passes by... more
Prof. Dr. Peer Trilcke and Prof. Dr. Heiko Christians | Photo: Sandra Scholz

“The struggle for new technologies and old prestige” – talking about books, technology and the role of digital humanities in the 21st century

The humanities love the book. And the book loves the humanities. But since the digital has entered culture and science, YouTube and Netflix... more
Prof. Dr. Barbara Krahé | Photo: Sandra Scholz

33 Questions to psychologist Prof. Barbara Krahé

Is violence concentrated on the left or on the right? Is sexual aggression gender-specific? To what extent does the TV series “Tatort” affect viewers?... more
PhD student Nastasja Grdseloff and Prof. Salim Seyfried assessing light sheet microscopy images | Photo: Kevin Ryl

Searching for a common denominator – Research network “V.A. Cure” investigates rare diseases

How do you research rare diseases for which there is no lobby? With the help of zebrafish, Potsdam University’s physiologist Prof. Dr. Salim Seyfried... more
A systematic comparison shows that serial synchrotron crystallography (SSX) and serial femtosecond crystallography (SFX) can yield data of equivalent quality. This opens new collaborative opportunities exploiting the advantages of both light sources to study biomolecular dynamics. | Image credit: Jörg Harms (MPSD)

Seeing protein crystals in a different light – Serial protein crystallography at XFELs and synchrotrons opens up new avenues

An international team of researchers from Germany, UK and Canada with participation of the University of Potsdam, has found that two of the worlds... more
Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam | Photo: privat

Tim Dietrich appointed Max Planck Fellow – Cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the University of Potsdam will be strengthened

Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam, will lead a new research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational... more
Prof. Marie Schröer | Photo: Thomas Roese

The Core of Things – Comics, art, and culinary studies: Junior Professor for Cultural Semiotics and Cultures of Romance Countries Marie Schröer interprets the signs of the times

She is the daughter of a French mother: Little Nicolas, Tintin, Asterix and Obelix walked through the picture stories of her childhood. Growing up in... more
Prof. Dr. Christian Bickenbach | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Is There a Right to Climate Protection? – Legal expert Christian Bickenbach examines the legal foundations of climate litigation

The dry summers of recent years are taking their toll. The effects of global warming, such as long heat waves or floods, cause damage running into... more
Linda Juang's office shows the diversity of American society | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Understanding Diversity – Linda Juang researches the development of children with a migrant background

Linda Juang is US American with Taiwanese roots. In 2014, the University of Potsdam offered her a position as Professor of Heterogeneity in... more