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The democratization of scientific data
Computer scientist Ali Sunyaev believes that blockchain technology is set to change our society just as much as the Internet has in recent decades. At the Helmholtz Horizons Symposium, he also shared his insights on what this means for science.
Tweaking our climate
From droughts, to forest fires, to megastorms, the extreme weather we’ve seen in 2018 is becoming an increasing source of concern around the world. People are worried that climate change will be virtually unstoppable without drastic steps such as "climate engineering." But can the Earth really be cooled using artificial means?
"The language of science knows no borders"
The first large-scale particle accelerator in the Middle East has been assembled in Jordan. Researchers from Israel, Iran, and the Palestinian territories work together there. We spoke to Rolf Heuer, former General Director of CERN and chairman of the project’s supervisory board.
The superstars of particle physics
Researchers are working to unravel the mystery of neutrinos – and, nearly 60 years after their discovery, are gradually getting to the bottom of one of the greatest riddles in the natural sciences.
Who are the best doctoral candidates at Helmholtz?
At the Helmholtz Horizons event in Berlin, six young researchers were recognized for their outstanding scientific achievements. In these brief interviews, they discuss the focal points of their research and their plans for the future.
"Israel Has Incredible Momentum"
The Helmholtz Association has opened a new international office in Tel Aviv. With this step, Germany’s largest research organization is seeking to take its cooperation with Israeli researchers and start-ups to a new level.
"Act Now to Save the World"
Storms, heavy rainfall, droughts – we are all at risk from the disastrous consequences of global warming. The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C spells it out clearly: We need to act right away.
On the Future of Science
The business practices of 'predatory publishers' drew a great deal of attention in the media. We asked seven young Helmholtz researchers about their ideas on how to cope with these issues.
Detecting and treating prostate cancer
Four scientists from Heidelberg have developed a more reliable method to diagnose prostate cancer and even fight it in a targeted manner. They have now been awarded the Erwin Schrödinger Prize 2018 for their interdisciplinary research.
Driven by curiosity
Israel has been home to astounding scientific achievements. Physicist Daniel Zajfman, one of the country’s most noteworthy researchers, believes this success is due in part to a willingness to think outside the box and cross boundaries.