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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. Karoline Wiesner

33 Questions to Prof. Dr. Karoline Wiesner

What connects ant colonies and the Internet, financial markets and the human brain? They are complex systems – a comparatively new field of research,... more
Dr. Hedwig Schmalzgruber

Ancient Texts Protect Our Cultural Heritage – Dr. Hedwig Schmalzgruber is on a special mission

Dr. Hedwig Schmalzgruber already discovered her passion for ancient languages and texts in Latin class as a school student. Later, she herself taught... more
Humboldt Fellow Dr. Anuradha Samajdar

Fascinating Universe – Humboldt Fellow Anuradha Samajdar on Analysis of Gravitational Waves

Since January 2022 Dr. Anuradha Samajdar has been a Humboldt Fellow in the Theoretical Astrophysics research group at the Institute of Physics and... more
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mackert | Foto: Karla Fritze

Zeroing in on Science – Professor of Sociology Jürgen Mackert Supervised Several Scholars at Risk in His Working Group

Since 2015, scholars who can no longer work in their home countries because they are under threat or persecuted have had the opportunity to continue... more
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wagener from the Institute of Environmental Science and Geography at the University of Potsdam (l.) and Prof. Dr. Niels Hovius, Scientific Executive Director of Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) and jointly appointed professor with the University of Potsdam. Photos: Sandra Scholz (UP) and Centre for Geoscience (GFZ).

Prof. Thorsten Wagener and Prof. Niels Hovius were elected as AGU Fellows

Thorsten Wagener, holder of a Humboldt-professorship at the University of Potsdam, and Niels Hovius, jointly appointed professor with the University... more
Claudia Rößling manages the Welcome Center, which also supports fellows of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative on-site in Potsdam. | Photo: privat

“Fellows Can Establish New Contacts and Networks” – Welcome Center Manager Claudia Rößling on the Philipp Schwartz Initiative for Scholars at Risk

Scholars who can no longer work in their home countries because they are under threat or persecuted have had the opportunity to continue their work at... more
Prof. Dr. Manfred Strecker | Photo: Thilo Schoch

Honoured – Potsdam geoscientist Prof. Dr. Manfred Strecker elected to the Academia de Ciencias of Argentina

Geologist Professor Manfred Strecker from the University of Potsdam was inducted into the Academia Nacional de Ciencias of Argentina (Córdoba) on May... more
Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam | Photo: privat

Tim Dietrich appointed Max Planck Fellow – Cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the University of Potsdam will be strengthened

Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam, will lead a new research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational... 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