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Significant economic burden from diabetes

With more than 420 million affected individuals, as highlighted by the WHO Global report on diabetes issued for the 2016 World Diabetes Day, diabetes is among the leading metabolic diseases and a growing burden for health systems across the globe. In cooperation with an international team of scientists, economists from the University of Göttingen have now calculated that in 2015 the world-wide economic burden of diabetes reached $1.3 trillion or 1.8 percent of global GDP. more...

ERC funds project by physicist Professor Sarah Köster

The research of Professor Sarah Köster at Göttingen University's Institute for X-Ray Physics deals with the physics of biological cells and cellular components. The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded her a Consolidator Grant. Her project funded with over € 2.4 million starts in May 2017. more...

Setting course for the future

Welcoming researchers and qualified professionals to Southern Lower Saxony – that’s the core mission of the region’s future Welcome Centre. The project is backed by more than 40 partners, including universities, commercial enterprises, central associations and municipalities from the districts of Göttingen and Northeim as well as the districts themselves. more...

Oscillating molecules from ultra-short laser pulses

Usually, two light beams will cross each other without any fanfare. That buzzing hum of clashing lightsabers is merely a cinematic sound effect. Inside a laser, however, intensive light pulses can indeed mutually attract or reject each other. A team of researchers from Göttingen University and the University of California, Los Angeles have now succeeded in tracking such rapid "duels” between two pulses in real-time. more...

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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hohage appointed Max Planck Fellow

Applied Mathematician Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hohage from the University of Göttingen has been appointed as a Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen. For the next five years, Hohage will collaborate with the institute and other partners on the Göttingen Campus. One of the aims of the collaboration is to refine numerical methods to reconstruct interior properties of the Sun from observations of the Sun’s surface. more...

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