Research Magazine


  • 29.04.2016 – Academic Research

    Intuition packed into a formal model

    Top computer scientists at the AVACS Transregional Collaborative Research Center have made problems in safety-critical systems that were allegedly "undecidable" solvable. In this interview AVACS Coordinator Werner Damm looks back on twelve exciting years with the project. more

  • 02.03.2016 – Academic Research

    I track, therefore I am

    Self-tracking is in vogue: more and more people are gathering data about their bodies. Sociologist Thomas Alkemeyer and sport scientist Mirko Brandes are studying this phenomenon – each from a different perspective.more

  • 07.01.2016 – Academic Research

    "The focus is not on Mozart"

    Musicologist Melanie Unseld talks about the legacy of singer and drawer Celeste Coltellini – and what it says about the classical music scene in the period around 1800.more

  • 02.10.2015 – Academic Research

    How deep-sea hot vents affect our climate

    How does our planet manage to keep a steady climate? Thorsten Dittmar, leader of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) in Oldenburg, and an international team of scientists have just moved one step closer towards an answer to this question.more

  • 21.07.2015 – Academic Research

    Bacteria in the Ocean:
    Vital for the Global Carbon Cycle

    How can organic matter dissolved in the ocean store carbon over thousands of years and maintain our climate in the process? To shed light on this question, marine scientists at the University of Oldenburg performed a laboratory experiment over several years. more

  • 09.06.2015 – Academic Research

    Ukraine: When Languages Converge

    People in central Ukraine often speak a mixture of Russian and Ukrainian. Slavicist Gerd Hentschel is studying the phenomenon on location – and experiencing the consequences of the political crisis first-hand. more

  • 13.01.2015 – Academic Research

    On the Eternal Battle against Epidemics

    Infectious diseases from a medical and a cultural history perspective: An interview with medical specialist and chemist Klaus Peter Kohse and contemporary historian Malte Thießen.more

  • 17.12.2014 – Academic Research

    One Law but Many Questions

    Expensive EEG: Christoph Böhringer examines the economic impact of political reforms. His simulation models are now also used by the German government. more

  • 15.09.2014 – Academic Research

    "It's no longer about whether to do it, but how"

    Dr Holger Lindemann is guiding the inclusion process at Oldenburg's schools and researching it at the same time. In an interview Lindemann talks about visions and concerns, about new, different teaching and about the journey being its own reward.more

  • 07.05.2014 – Academic Research

    Electrosmog Disrupts Orientation in Migratory Birds

    For the first time, a research team led by Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen, a biologist and Lichtenberg Professor at the University of Oldenburg, has been able to prove that the magnetic compass of robins fails entirely when the birds are exposed to AM radio waveband electromagnetic interference. more

  • 02.04.2014 – Academic Research

    "Hölderlin More Relevant than Ever Today"

    Sabine Doering, literary scholar and President of the Hölderlin Society, has been awarded a renowned fellowship at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS). In this interview she talks about her research goals and explains what she finds so fascinating about the German poet Friedrich Hölderlin.more

  • 06.02.2014 – Academic Research

    Emissions transfers
    Paths to a global climate policy

    Global CO2 emissions hit a new high in 2013. One solution for lowering these emissions is emissions transfers. Oldenburg University researcher Marco Springmann examines how these transfers can be integrated into international climate policy.more

  • 22.01.2014 – Academic Research

    Message in the Strongbox

    Cryptography may not guarantee absolute security for communications but it creates very high hurdles for spying programmes. Oldenburg mathematicians Florian Heß and Andreas Stein discuss a field of research that is in high demand – and not just since the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden.more

  • 19.12.2013 – Academic Research

    The Fascination with Wagner

    Two hundred years of Wagner and no end in sight: festivals and ceremonies, productions, concerts, interpretations, documentations and tributes abound. And yet by no means has the subject been exhausted. Melanie Unseld talks in an interview about gender constructions, self-promotion, love, opera and pop music. more

  • 01.02.2013 – Academic Research

    Ultrafast switches for nano light could enable the computers of the future

    German/Italian team of physicists discovers novel nanostructured metallic optical switches. more

  • 18.01.2013 – Academic Research

    Border carbon adjustment

    A recent study by the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) investigates the role of border carbon adjustment in unilateral climate policy design. more

  • 07.12.2012 – Academic Research

    The Recycling of Cells

    Why do neurodegenerative diseases develop and what role does "autophagy", a cellular self-cleaning process, play in the brain? An interview with molecular biologist Christiane Richter-Landsberg.more

  • 12.09.2012 – Academic Research

    Researchers in audiology nominated for the German Future Prize

    Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier, Prof. Dr. Volker Hohmann (both members of the University of Oldenburg's "Hearing4all" Cluster of Excellence) and Dr. Torsten Niederdränk (Siemens AG) have been nominated by the jury as one of four teams for the renowned German Future Prize 2012, as announced by the Office of the Federal President of Germany, thereby honouring the outstanding developments by the team in the field of auditory systems.more

  • 27.06.2012 – Academic Research

    The Smell of the Reef

    The larvae of coral reef fishes swimming in the ocean are just a few millimetres long. And yet they are able to find their way back to their native reef across distances of several kilometres. Oldenburg biologist Gabriele Gerlach has been studying precisely how they do this on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.more

  • 05.06.2012 – Study

    "Nothing can Replace Dialogue"

    The Founding Dean of the European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen, Prof. Dr. Eckhart Hahn, in an interview about the sense of community among those involved in the project, the setting up of University Hospital Units and the selection of students – who have considerably more time for learning at Oldenburg. more

  • 11.05.2012 – Study

    Improve University Access!

    Germany suffers from a lack of university graduates. One reason why Germany is lagging behind in this respect compared to other countries is that German universities are insufficiently oriented towards the requirements of lifelong learning. more

  • 02.03.2012 – Academic Research

    Ants, Bees and “Smart Grids“

    How can small energy sources be integrated to form stable power grids? To answer this question the scientists working on the "SmartNord" project are looking to colony-forming insects. An interview with spokesman for the project Michael Sonnenschein and energy informatics expert Sebastian Lehnhoff.more

  • 31.01.2012 – Academic Research

    New Building for Research

    The University of Oldenburg is expanding: At the Wechloy campus a new building which will house the Neurosensorics and Safety-Critical Systems Research Centres is under construction. The main focus: medical technologies and human-machine communication. more

  • 15.01.2012 – Academic Research

    How Boxers and Bishops "Educated" Themselves

    Nils Baratella and Ines Weber are researching subjectivisation practices in their graduate programme/research groupmore

  • 01.12.2011 – Study

    Clicking into Science

    The University will use the Audience Response Systems for the first time in the winter semester. The general public is familiar with these devices through their use in quiz shows.more

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