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Visiting Professor

Harold James Appointed Visiting Professor of Financial History 2018

Harold James, Princeton University, will hold the Visiting Professorship of Financial History at Goethe University Frankfurt’s House of Finance this year. The professorship is endowed by Metzler Bank and Friedrich Flick Förderungsstiftung.

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Astrophysics

Can we tell black holes apart?

One of the most fundamental predictions of Einstein's theory of relativity is the existence of black holes. In spite of the recent detection of gravitational waves from binary black holes by LIGO, direct evidence using electromagnetic waves remains elusive and astronomers are searching for it with radio telescopes. Astrophysicists at Goethe University Frankfurt, and collaborators in the ERC-funded project BlackHoleCam in Bonn and Nijmegen have created and compared self-consistent and realistic images of the shadow of an accreting supermassive black hole.

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ERC Advanced Grant

EU funds research on ‘Cryosocieties’ and the immune system

Two Advanced Grants of the European Research Council (ERC) have been awarded to researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt. The sociologist Professor Thomas Lemke is researching the social impacts of cryobiology. The biochemist Professor Robert Tampé wants to unravel the winding pathways of the immune system inside the cell.

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Medical Science

Optimised perception in the twilight zone

As neuroscientists at Goethe University Frankfurt have now discovered, the human brain processes weak visual stimuli better in the morning and evening than at noon.

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Biology I

Diving deep into the blue whale genome

For the first time, scientists of the German Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center, Goethe University and the University of Lund in Sweden have deciphered the complete genome of the blue whale and three other rorquals.

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Biology II

Research project on dangerous hospital germ extended

German Research Foundation extends project aimed at combating multi-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains.

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