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Linda Juang's office shows the diversity of American society | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Understanding Diversity – Linda Juang researches the development of children with a migrant background

Linda Juang is US American with Taiwanese roots. In 2014, the University of Potsdam offered her a position as Professor of Heterogeneity in... more
Prof. Katja Poppenhäger in the large refractor of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) at the Babelsberg. | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Planets – profession and passion – Prof. Katja Poppenhäger has found her niche in astrophysics

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is located in a residential area surrounded by old trees on the edge of Babelsberg Park. Those... more
Brown hare with transmitter | Photo: Carolin Scholz

Where the hare runs – How animals’ movements contribute to biodiversity in agricultural landscapes

The preservation of biodiversity is a social mandate. In the Research Training Group "BioMove" at the University of Potsdam, experienced experts are... more
Optical fiber tips mounted with different functional nanomaterials (gold nanostructures, porous silicon, stimuli-responsive hydrogels). | Photo: Thomas Roese

With Light and Nanoparticles – Blazing a trail to the future of medicine

In the 21st century, it is often promised, medical treatment will be personalized, with diagnoses and therapies tailored to the needs of the... more
Peter van der Beek during a sampling campaign in the Alps | Foto: T.F. Schildgen

Looking at smallest atoms to understand large-scale Mountain ranges – A welcome to Peter van der Beek at the Institute of Geosciences

Peter van der Beek has joined the academic leadership at the Institute of Geosciences at Potsdam University. The internationally well-known Earth... more
Berlin Gesundbrunnen | Photo: AdobeStock/anweber

How Secure is Safe?! – A Germany-wide project examines how to organize safety in urban neighborhoods

Quiet suburb, hip inner city, quaint small town, multicultural urban neighborhood – for every lifestyle there is a suitable place. Why do we feel safe... more
Prof. André Kleinridders | Foto: Thomas Roese

33 Questions for Prof. André Kleinridders

Who are you? What is your current research project? What did you have for breakfast? And why did you enter the field of science? Portal Wissen wants... more
Prof. Alexander Wöll | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Of defiance and the love of Slavic literature – Alexander Wöll turned his passion into his profession

Alexander Wöll is seated in front of his computer. Interviews are nothing new to him – answering questions via Zoom is, but that doesn't bother him... more
The math app by Ulrich Kortenkamp is designed to help children understand the value of numbers. | Photo: AdobeStock/Dani

Hundreds in Bundles – A mathematics app to help children understand the place value of numbers

As with many other problems, the Covid-19 crisis is relentlessly exposing the digital deficits in many German schools and school systems. Even in... more
Mask for respiratory analysis | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

More than a Breath of Air – Physicists and physicians develop sensor for respiratory air analysis

Together, a sports physician and a physicist set out to revolutionize a medical measuring and diagnostic procedure. Their goal is to develop an... more