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.
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.
Expensive EEG: Christoph Böhringer examines the economic impact of political reforms. His simulation models are now also used by the German government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What remains of Karl Jaspers today? A commitment to thinking beyond disciplinary boundaries and forging links between academic perspectives, according to Oldenburg intellectual historian Matthias Bormuth. In the interview Bormuth talks about the plans of the Karl-Jaspers-Gesellschaft, Jaspers‘ outsider view on science – and why it is still valuable today.