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Archive: News

Jonathan Weiss while monitoring GPS-Ground Motion sensors in the Andean Highlands. Photo: J. Weiss.

From GPS to geodynamics - how surface measurements help understand earthquakes and Earth structure

The primary interest of Jonathan Weiss has been to understand how mountains are built. While there are some well-established theories of orogenesis – the lingua franca term for mountain building - many aspects of how, when and...
20. Dec 2019
The primary interest of Jonathan Weiss has been to understand how mountains are built. While there are some well-established theories of orogenesis – the lingua franca term for mountain building - many aspects of how, more ...
Experiment in school. | Photo: AdobeStock / Syda Productions

From Football to Experiments – How Children Learn to Think Scientifically

As every pedagogue knows, people learn better when they are interested. But why is that so? And can this insight be utilized to guide children on their way (of thinking) through uncharted territory? Junior Professor of Empirical...
09. Dec 2019
As every pedagogue knows, people learn better when they are interested. But why is that so? And can this insight be utilized to guide children on their way (of thinking) through uncharted territory? Junior Professor of more ...
Prof. Johannes Ungelenk. | Photo: Karla Fritze.

Touched by the Uncertain – Literary Scholar Johannes Ungelenk Takes Unusual Paths

To fail the reading of theoretical texts with pleasure, to write about the weather as a literary scholar and to familiarize students with the uncertain: Johannes Ungelenk has passions that some would call strange. He finds them...
21. Nov 2019
To fail the reading of theoretical texts with pleasure, to write about the weather as a literary scholar and to familiarize students with the uncertain: Johannes Ungelenk has passions that some would call strange. He more ...
Prof. Urs. Granacher. | Photo: Karla Fritze.

Making Children Move - How does physical education classes work for elementary school children?

Children have a natural desire to move. They run, jump, and skip whenever they have the opportunity. But what if they prefer watching others doing sports rather than being active themselves? For quite some time, researchers have...
28. Oct 2019
Children have a natural desire to move. They run, jump, and skip whenever they have the opportunity. But what if they prefer watching others doing sports rather than being active themselves? For quite some time, more ...
Fluorescence micrograph of human neurons; green: the neural network, blue: the cell nuclei. | Photo: Tanja Schwerdtle.

Searching for Traces – Nutritional Scientists Want to Fill Knowledge Gaps about Trace Elements

Iodine, zinc, iron, copper, selenium, and manganese are essential trace elements our body needs in tiny quantities. Yet basic knowledge about these micro nutrients is still scarce. In the DFG-funded research unit “TraceAge”,...
14. Oct 2019
Iodine, zinc, iron, copper, selenium, and manganese are essential trace elements our body needs in tiny quantities. Yet basic knowledge about these micro nutrients is still scarce. In the DFG-funded research unit more ...