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The Founders: Christian Zimmermann and Stella Strüfing | Photo: Nongin

Sparkling and tasty – Start-up “Noa Drinks” develops non-alcoholic gin

Sparkling or non-sparkling wine without alcohol often has an insipid flavor: either watery or just sweet. In any case, these alternatives are hardly... more
Getting ready for EEG testing | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

When emotions help to remember – Biological psychologist Mathias Weymar researches the impact of emotions on memory

The day the Berlin Wall fell is remembered by many very vividly: Where they were when they heard about the opening of the border, what they did first,... more
Prof. Dr. Urs Granacher. | Photo: Karla Fritze

Sports during the Corona Crisis – Training scientist Urs Granacher on the right way to exercise for everybody, even without competitions, gyms or physical education classes

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Nothing is happening: No balls are rolling, no wheels are turning and there is no movement on the tartan tracks. The measures taken to contain the... more
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler | Photo: Thomas Roese

Dead Language, Important Language? – A DFG Project investigates the significance of Ancient Greek and Latin

Latin helps with systematic and logical thinking as well as understanding German grammar and learning other languages. These are the common and... more
David Chemeta researches the self-image of a generation with foreign roots – based on rap song lyrics | Photo: AdobeStock/paul

From the Margins to the Mainstream – David Chemeta researches the self-image of a generation with foreign roots – based on rap song lyrics

David Chemeta analyzes song lyrics to better understand the lifeworlds of young people with foreign roots. In particular, he is interested in how... more
Prof. Maja Apelt und her team. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Between Law and Practice – How equal treatment works in the Bundeswehr and other “male-dominated organizations”

In 2006, when the General Anti-Discrimination Act came into effect in Germany, all stakeholders were well aware that discrimination based on ethnic... more
The Olorgesailie Basin in the Kenya Rift Valley, part of the Eastern Branch of the East African Rift System. In the background the high topography of the Rift’s border faults. | Photo: Corinna Kalich, University of Potsdam

Calculated – Why a whole region is rotating in the middle of Africa

For the first time ever, the causes for the strange motion of a tectionic plate have been identified by using three dimensional computer models. The... more
Sea smoke in Antarctica is illuminated by the setting sun. | Photo: Winkelmann/Reese

Into the Eternal Ice – Ricarda Winkelmann is a climate researcher and junior professor at the University of Potsdam and the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research

Very few people have been here at all, to one of the world’s most inhospitable regions, where the temperature is below the freezing point even in... more
Prof. Dr. Susanne Strätling | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Energy – Why one of the most popular terms of our time is so difficult to grasp

Energy dazzles, transmits, and moves. It comes in the shape of electricity, power, heat, and movement, too. It is in chemical compounds, and in high... more
Bullying in schools is real – even virtual. | Photo: AdobeStock/Syda Productions

“We don’t want someone like that here” – First study on hate speech at German schools

Hatred and harassment threaten peaceful coexistence in our society. Not just on the internet, but in the analogue world, too. They are expressions of... more