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Improve Solar Cells

Researchers in the Soft Matter Physics and Optoelectronics Group are involved in a Nature paper on perovskite-organic tandem solar cells, published... more
taking samples on Tibetan Plateau

Study shows link between climate, Earth's orbit and vegetation

In a high-CO2 world, changes in the Earth's orbit particularly impact climate and vegetation and could explain the famous "Grande Coupure" that... more
Radiata-Kiefer

Understanding Tremors Through Tree Rings

Researchers of the Institute of Environmental Science and Geography look to carbon isotopes and cell-level wood anatomy of radiate pines to understand... more

How many animals are used for SARS-CoV-2 research?

During a three-months practical training at Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR), master student Johanna Kusnick from the Institute of... more
Platinum

Platinum hitches a ride with sulfur in the Earth’s crust

Platinum group elements (PGE, also termed platinoids) have been believed to be extremely poorly soluble and little mobile in natural fluids and many... more
Prof. Sobolev

Prof. Sobolev new member of Academia Europaea

Prof. Dr. Stephan Sobolev (Institute of Geosciences, in cooperation with GFZ Potsdam) has been invited to become a member of the Academia Europaea. He... more
Addax Antelope

Endangered Antelopes

Berlin collections research emphasises need for protection of addax
The addax is a critically endangered antelope that used to roam the Sahara Desert in large numbers, but is today restricted to a few small vulnerable... more