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First, distilled water is heated to 80°C in a six-liter glass reactor. The required chemicals, sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and water glass (Na2SiO3), are measured and prepared.

From the Lab to Industry – A visit to the innoFSPEC Transfer Lab

The Innovation Center innoFSPEC (innovative faseroptische Spektroskopie und Sensorik) was created as a joint venture of the University of Potsdam and …
Computer-generated illustration of a protein

How plants adjust their photosynthesis to changing light – Publication in “Nature Communications”

Light supplies the energy plants need to build up biomass. A research team from Bergen, Bochum, Düsseldorf, Münster and Potsdam headed by Heinrich …
„Honeycomb Network“

Complexity Explained: Symmetric Tangling of Honeycomb Networks

Planar symmetry is a concept often encountered in geometry and design, where it plays a significant role in creating balanced and aesthetically …
Dr. Matthias Hartlieb im Interview

“Our Goal is to Develop an Alternative to Antibiotics” – Matthias Hartlieb and his team research synthetic polymers for biomedical applications

Dr. Matthias Hartlieb has declared war on antibiotic-resistant germs and, together with his colleagues, is researching how the properties of polymers …
Reservoir „Sierra Boyera“ in Córdoba (southern Spain) with intake tower. Usual water levels almost reach the top of the tower. Because of dehydration and low water level, a pipe system connects the intake tower with the closest water body in the photo.

Hydrologic models and climate change – Humboldt Fellow Patricio Yeste guest at the University of Potsdam

The research of Dr. Patricio Yeste involves the application of hydrologic models and the analysis of climate change impacts on water resources. Since …
Prof Neher explains to Matthias Zimmermann how the prototypes of new solar cells are manufactured.

My World – Dieter Neher – Professor for Soft Matter Physics and Optoelectronics

My daily life as a scientist currently focuses on our research into new types of semiconductors for solar cells. Some people may ask why this research …
Eruption at Geldingadalir in Iceland in 2021

The telltale sound of volcanoes

Before volcanoes erupt, there is already rumbling underground. Recognising characteristic features in this “sound” is an important step on the way to …
The participants of the workshop for young geoscientists

Geoscientific Cooperation with India Strengthened – Indo-German Week of the Young Researcher at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

A workshop for young geoscientists took place at the foot of the Himalayas in Dehra Dun from November 25 to December 1, 2023, funded and co-organized …
3D point cloud model of the Golm Campus

From Space and From the Air, with Laser and Neutrons – Modern Sensor Technology Helps to Better Understand the World

Archimedes discovered the law of hydrostatic buoyancy because he himself caused his bathtub to overflow, Isaac Newton is said to have discovered the …
Olkaria geothermal field

KAWI KWA TAIFA – Energy for the nation – Potsdam and Kenyan Geosciences Researchers Investigate Geothermal Areas in the East African Rift Valley

Ol Karia – red ochre in the Maasai language, is a clayey, iron rich deposit found in areas with volcanic hot springs in the Kenya Rift. Red ochre is …