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  • ‘Our epidemiological research still reveals gaps’

    Four years ago, Germany went into lockdown. Health scientist Professor Alexander Krämer on learnings from the pandemic. full story

    Discarded face mask lying in an urban street during the Covid-19 pandemic, in a low angle view with urban buildings
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  • Gauss lecture on coin tosses, atoms and forest fires - Universität Bielefeld

    Gauss lecture on coin tosses, atoms and forest fires

    Lecture by Fields Medal winner Professor Dr Martin Hairer now online. He was the main speaker at the event organised by the German Mathematical Society (DMV), which was recently held at Bielefeld University.
  • Professor Dr Dorothee Staiger and Dr Julieta L. Mateos in front of plants in a greenhouse

    From splicing to survival: how plants respond to stress

    Biologists at the university investigated altered gene expression. They cooperated with researchers in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The study has now been published in ‘The Plant Cell’.
  • Portrait von Prof'in Dr. Minh-Nguyen

    ‘Out of the spheres of the private and the moral’

    Social anthropologist Minh Nguyen analyses how care is organized under market socialism. Care, she states, must be analysed as public and political.
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    Cosmologist Prof Dr Cora Uhlemann investigates how galaxies are distributed in space and what their arrangement tells us about the origin of the universe.

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