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Archive: News

Picture: Christian Stegmann/DESY

Borderless View into the Universe

Professor Christian Stegmann Uses Gamma-Ray Telescopes to Look for Cosmic Accelerators
24. Jun 2014
There is one appointment after the other. Christian Stegmann hurries down the corridor, a hard hat under his arm. There is a lot of construction work on the campus. Stegmann is head of the German research center more ...
Image: Anne Springer

Why Love Hurts

About the Relativity of Pain
17. Jun 2014
Pain is a reaction of the body to an objectively measurable stimulus. How we sense pain subjectively, whether we rate it as merely unpleasant or as unbearable depends on more factors than just physical reactions. Apart more ...
Pic.: Andreas Klaer

Politics Upclose

The Institute of Local Government Studies
12. Jun 2014
They decide where to build new bike paths and how many places to create in day-care centers for children. They also decide about the opening hours of the public swimming pool or the design of public green spaces. Local more ...
Pic: Kerstin Littke

Caribbean Kaleidoscope

The Fascination of Moving Non-Centers
11. Jun 2014
The Caribbean? Gorgeous. Who has not envisioned himself/herself lying in a hammock under palm trees at the ocean watching the sunset? Who has not thought about indulging in the legendary Caribbean rhythms in sweltering more ...
Photo: Karla Fritze

Scattered Heritage

German-Jewish Culture around the World
02. Jun 2014
A chipped cup with a faded golden rim. An old teddy bear, a yellowed, shabby tablecloth. A poem, a letter, a historical Goethe edition – all these items accompany Elke-Vera Kotowski in her academic work. The Potsdam more ...

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