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Support for young researchers announced

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New insights into deep earthquakes in the central Andes

Study recently published in Nature Communications Earth and Environment combines seismological, thermomechanical and geological approaches to explain
Subduction zones, where oceanic lithospheric plates plunge into the mantle, are a significant global source of seismic hazards, with earthquakes... more

Annual Program of Potsdam Graduate School online

Attention PhD and postdocs! more
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Oldest palaeogenome from the African continent tells of the extinction of the blue antelope

An international team of scientists led by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the University of Potsdam generated the first two nuclear genomes of... more

Honorary doctorate awarded to Prof. Dr. Frank Scherbaum

This high honour recognizes the Institute of Geosciences former chair holder and his research in the field of ethnomusicology. more

Faculty Awards recognize excellent studies and teaching at the faculty

Dr. Corinna Maier and Dr. Hauke Krämer received the Michelson Award of 1500 Euros for their excellent PhD theses. The Jacob Jacobi Award of 1000... more

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

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

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