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Jurisprudence . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Leading thinker in public law

March 14, 2014

Armin von Bogdandy receives Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation DFG [more]

Cultural Studies . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Emotional worlds

March 06, 2014

Ute Frevert researches emotions and their expression within a historical context [more]

Astronomy

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The world traveller

March 05, 2014

Lisa Kaltenegger deals with other planets – and quite successfully at that [more]

Ecology . Microbiology

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Marine passion

March 05, 2013

Nicole Dubilier from the Max Planck Institute of marine Microbiology in Bremen investigates the symbiosis between bacteria and invertebrates in the deep sea. [more]

Cognitive Science . Linguistics

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The great orchestral work of speech

February 25, 2013

Max Planck Institute Director Peter Hagoort researches the complex score in the brain that enables humans to speak [more]

Cell Biology

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Source of life

January 22, 2013

Eugene W. Myers never attended a biology course. Despite this fact, he has made a career for himself in this field, and in developing a computer program, made a major contribution to decoding the human genome. He recently was appointed as Director at the the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, and the Klaus-Tschira Chair of the Systems Biology Center in Dresden. [more]

Neurosciences

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Still scoring touchdowns

March 20, 2012

In college they called him Stump – as in tree stump – because of his physique and his strong will. Today, former football player Samuel Young is a renowned neuroscientist. [more]

Cognitive Science . Complex Systems . Neurosciences

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Robots learn human perception

February 17, 2011

Michael J. Black teaches computers to analyse data on their environment as quickly and reliably as the human brain [more]

 
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