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Photo: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Herzschuh

Thousand Years – Half a Metre Deep

Ulrike Herzschuh looks back into the past to be able to look into the future

She measures trees on the northern edge of Siberian forests. She drills in lake sediments on the Tibetan Plateau and sometimes goes by helicopter to …
Photo: GK „Intrapersonale Entwicklungsrisiken“

Stumbling Blocks

Psychologists at the University of Potsdam study childhood development risks

Learning disabilities, aggressive behaviour, depressive moods – developmental disorders occur quite frequently in children and adolescents. Which …
Photo: Karla Fritze

Giving Teeth to Tooth Protection

Vulnerable protective layers, slippery polymers and enamel that repairs itself

We all know – sweet and sour things are not good for our teeth. A short aqueous citric acid bath is enough to affect the hard dental enamel. A look …

Business Model Research

The Entrepreneurial Scientist

“Colibri Photonics” has existed since 2010. The company produces tiny sensors that scientists or medical doctors use for non-contact measurement of …
Photo: Lydia Gornitzka

Urban Talks

Getting Involved in Linguistics

Big cities are as diverse in their languages as they are in their people. Dialects, accents, slang, and youth language – they open up most interesting …
Photo: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Rings of Ice and Dust

Cassini Mission brings new knowledge about Saturn

Galileo Galilei was the first to see them. In 1610 he observed Saturn’s rings through a simple telescope. However, he did not recognise them as such …
Lake sediments in the Boam Gorge with soft sediment deformation. (Photo: Dr. Angela Landgraf)

Traces in the Sand

Geologists from Potsdam measure the shorelines of Lake Issyk Kul

Volcano eruptions, earthquakes, floods, landslides – these forces of nature form new patterns of our landscape again and again. Today we can still …

Veranstaltungen an der Universität Potsdam vom 27. Januar bis 2. Februar

Wir möchten Sie auf folgende Veranstaltungen der Universität Potsdam in den kommenden Tagen aufmerksam machen. Weitere Veranstaltungshinweise finden …