The art of research

Research scientists and artists have more in common than one would think at first glance; they are both concerned with the big issues of life – each in his own way. When they work together, it leads to amazing results.

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Interview: How much science can you fit into 140 characters?

Isabella Peters, Professor for Web Science, explains in an interview where the added value of Science 2.0 nonetheless lies.

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Portrait: Science and Fiction

The Leipzig chemist Falk Harnisch caused a furore worldwide with his essay, about the US TV series Breaking Bad. But in his laboratory he conducts research on the fundamentals of natural laws - regarding microorganisms. more

HELMHOLTZ extreme: The most precise coastal observation system

What do a seagull, a satellite and a buoy all have in common? The answer is – all of them can provide help to coastal research.

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Q&A!: What is supersymmetry?

Using huge particle accelerators, physicists are searching for supersymmetry. Their existence could help us to understand the composition of dark matter. But is it possible for something to be more symmetrical than symmetrical?

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Theory: In Benjamin Button’s Universe

Time runs forward. But it doesn't necessarily have to, claim the physicists. Perhaps there is a second universe, where it runs backwards.

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