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Archive: News

Artistic depiction of the active galaxy core. The supermassive black hole at the center of the accretion disk sends an energized, sharply focused particle beam vertically into space. Graphic: DESY Science Communication Lab.

Signals Every Second – Astrophysicists Develop Telescope Alarm System for Next-Generation Gamma-Ray Observatory CTA

It is a step into a new dimension. The search for time-dependent phenomena in space is in full swing and, with it, the search for cosmic sources of high-energy gamma radiation. Researchers have already identified exploding stars,...
17. Apr 2019
It is a step into a new dimension. The search for time-dependent phenomena in space is in full swing and, with it, the search for cosmic sources of high-energy gamma radiation. Researchers have already identified more ...
Prof. Dr. Torsten Schaub. Photo: Thomas Roese.

The Universal Problem Solver – “AI Made in Potsdam” on its Triumphal Procession around the World

People have always had to solve tricky problems. But with the accumulation of more and more data, new challenges have emerged that are often too complex for us. This is where Clasp comes in – a computer program developed by...
10. Apr 2019
People have always had to solve tricky problems. But with the accumulation of more and more data, new challenges have emerged that are often too complex for us. This is where Clasp comes in – a computer program more ...
Prof. Peter van der Beek. Photo: T. Schildgen.

The Ups and Downs of Mountains – Peter van der Beek, guest scientists at the University of Potsdam, obtains an ERC Advanced Grant

The internationally well-known geologist Prof. Peter van der Beek who is currently a guest professor and scientist at the Institute for Geosciences at the University of Potsdam, is one of the awardees of the European Research...
03. Apr 2019
The internationally well-known geologist Prof. Peter van der Beek who is currently a guest professor and scientist at the Institute for Geosciences at the University of Potsdam, is one of the awardees of the European more ...
Photo: Mike Thornton.

“Curiosity Is the Most Important Personality Trait of a Researcher” – Philip Wigge Is Interested in How Plants Sense Temperature

When we feel cold, we get goosebumps and put on warm clothes. When it’s very hot, we start to sweat. Plants, too, sense the temperature and use this information to adapt to their environment. Researchers are puzzling over the...
03. Apr 2019
When we feel cold, we get goosebumps and put on warm clothes. When it’s very hot, we start to sweat. Plants, too, sense the temperature and use this information to adapt to their environment. Researchers are puzzling more ...
Photo: Andreas Töpfer.

Articles in Orbit – How a Treaty Ensures That Outer Space Is Used for the Benefit of All

There is room for everything: crewed Soyuz rockets, the ISS, many satellites, the Hubble Space Telescope, and astronauts daring a spacewalk. Outer space has been a huge sphere of activity. For over 50 years, whatever goes on...
27. Mar 2019
There is room for everything: crewed Soyuz rockets, the ISS, many satellites, the Hubble Space Telescope, and astronauts daring a spacewalk. Outer space has been a huge sphere of activity. For over 50 years, whatever more ...