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.
German/Italian team of physicists discovers novel nanostructured metallic optical switches.
A recent study by the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) investigates the role of border carbon adjustment in unilateral climate policy design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.