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Portrait von Viviane Triems

Side Job: Politician – Potsdam Student Viviane Triems Is Running for the 2024 European Elections

Europe is going to vote! From June 6 to 9, 2024, the people of the European Union will be called upon to vote on a total of 720 members of the …
Prof. Katharina Scheiter

How to Get the Digital Into the Classroom – The “Kompetenzverbund lernen:digital” is supposed to answer this question

The world is digital – and school has to become digital too. The German government has understood this and launched a large research consortium: …
Prof. Dr. Peter van der Beek

Prof. van der Beek becomes President of the European Geosciences Union

Peter van der Beek, Professor of General Geology at the University of Potsdam, was elected to serve as EGU President for the term 2025–2027. He was …
Neues Palais, Haus 10

A Visit among Friends – Thinking outside the Box Thanks to EDUC

How do we collect, manage, and present data on research projects? Which systems are in use in research data and science management? And how do …
Der Sabbat bietet Zeit für Ruhe und Einkehr – auch im Grünen.

Green Sabbath – How an Ancient Jewish Ritual Could Save Us from the Ecological Crisis

What if we all did absolutely nothing for one day a week? How would we feel and what would our world look like? We could rest – and as a key side …
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 …
Crowd of People in the Sun

Briefly Asked… – Jasper Tjaden, Professor for Applied Social Research and Public Policy

You are doing research on migration and integration. What interests you about it? I am interested in the complexity of the phenomena of migration and …

“It Is Extremely Important for Historians to See Such Sources with Their Own Eyes” – Why Potsdam Students Are Excavating a Roman Villa in Spain

Students studying history or classical philology at the University of Potsdam usually learn about archaeological excavations from books, films, or …
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 …