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Taking samples in Cameroon. Picture: Dirk Sachse

Molecular Fossils as Climate Witnesses – Lake Sediments Reveal Climate Changes

Climate change and its possible consequences are widely discussed among experts and the lay public. Dr. Dirk Sachse, a geologist, addresses a specific aspect of this issue: as leader of the Emmy Noether Research Group...
31. Dec 2014
Climate change and its possible consequences are widely discussed among experts and the lay public. Dr. Dirk Sachse, a geologist, addresses a specific aspect of this issue: as leader of the Emmy Noether Research Group more ...
Professor Torsten Dahm. Picture: Thomas Roese

The Shaking on the Ground – Prof. Torsten Dahm Investigates Earth with Geophysical Methods

A deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake devastated the Chilean northwest coast in early April 2014. It claimed many lives. The risk of aftershocks was very high. Torsten Dahm is among those who have a scientific interest in such...
24. Dec 2014
A deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake devastated the Chilean northwest coast in early April 2014. It claimed many lives. The risk of aftershocks was very high. Torsten Dahm is among those who have a scientific interest in more ...
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. Picture: Karla Fritze

Literature As Nourishment – Research on a New Spatial Understanding of the Holocaust

Trauma and space – literary scholar and philosopher Judith Kasper brings these two terms together in a research project funded by the DFG about the Holocaust and its ‘aftermath’ in literature and at real places. Geographical...
19. Dec 2014
Trauma and space – literary scholar and philosopher Judith Kasper brings these two terms together in a research project funded by the DFG about the Holocaust and its ‘aftermath’ in literature and at real places. more ...
Picture: Karla Fritze

Grassfielder’s Guide to the English Language – Working on a Dictionary of West African English

English is an international language; in most countries, you can get by with “world English”. However, in many regions of the world, English is no longer only an international lingua franca, but, as a second or third language,...
15. Dec 2014
English is an international language; in most countries, you can get by with “world English”. However, in many regions of the world, English is no longer only an international lingua franca, but, as a second or third more ...
Picture: Karla Fritze

Learning How to Lose Weight

Psychologists in Potsdam have developed a training program for obese young people
08. Dec 2014
They’ve just grown out of children’s shoes and are already too fat. Unfortunately this no longer a rare situation. Pathological obesity at an early age represents a growing problem. The psychological strain on those more ...

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