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Understanding Tipping Points in Savannas – Ecologist Prof. Anja Linstädter Researches How Humans Affect the Development of African Savannas and Grassland

 
Since September 2020, Anja Linstädter has been Professor for Biodiversity Research and Systematic Botany at the University of Potsdam and Director of... more
Simulation of a neutron-star/black-hole coalescence in which the neutron star is tidally disrupted during the merging process.

Einstein Put To the Test – Gravitational Wave Researcher Prof. Tim Dietrich Is Dealing With Heavy Weights In Space

Tim Dietrich is only 34 years young and has already had a remarkable scientific career: In 2017, PhD thesis with distinction at Friedrich Schiller... more
University President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D. (r.) and Acting Rector Prof. Shalaulani James Nsoso from the BUAN (l.) sign the memorandum of understanding.

University of Potsdam Enters into Cooperation with Botswana

University President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D., and Acting Rector Prof. Shalaulani James Nsoso of the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural... more

Modern Historical Research on the History of Ukraine

Throughout the lecture series, scholars from Ukraine will give presentations to students on their current research. The topics will encompass a large... more
Prof. Gert Zöller

Computing Earthquakes – Mathematician Prof. Gert Zöller Develops Probability Models for Earthquakes and Other Disasters

The province of Groningen in the Netherlands is not generally considered a seismic hotspot. Nevertheless, an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter... more
Prof. Dr. Katharina Wrohlich

Gender Gaps – Economist Katharina Wrohlich About Inequalities in the Labor Market

The gender pay gap, i.e. the income difference between women and men, is still at 18% in Germany. Although there are now gender quotas on supervisory... more
Illustration eines aufgeschlagenen Buches, darüber ein Ausrufezeichen.

Self-Assessment Tool for Open Science at Universities Developed by the Stifterverband with the Participation of the University of Potsdam

In fall 2021, the University of Potsdam (UP) was selected alongside RWTH-Aachen and Ernst Abbe University Jena for a pilot project to develop a means... more
Prof. Barbara Höhle

Instructive Babble of Voices – Inside the Potsdam BabyLAB – Lab Visit (instead of) Self-experimentation

Little Mathilde is the star of the day: Laboratory coordinator Tom Fritzsche welcomes her and her mother.  Afterwards, Dr. Alan Langus, a member of... more
Prof. Dr. Carsten Beta

Cell Physics in the Land of the Rising Sun – Japanese Research Professorship for Carsten Beta

End of September, Prof. Carsten Beta, biophysicist at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy, will leave for a research stay of several weeks at the... more
Prof. Birgit Schneider

Humor Sometimes Helps – Looking for New Paths in the Discussion of Climate Change

What is going wrong in climate communication? Culture and media scientist Birgit Schneider and media and science researcher Alexander Schindler... more