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"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.
Machines – and how they make decisions
Helmholtz researcher Fabian Theis teaches machines to learn so they can support the work of doctors and scientists. Theis spoke about the benefits offered by big data and machine learning at the Symposium for Individualized Infection Medicine in Hanover, Germany.
An Oceanographer’s Paradise
Björn Fiedler and his family left their home in Kiel, Germany to spend six months in Cape Verde. The marine chemist had been posted at the new Ocean Science Centre Mindelo.
Revealing the laws of nature
In 2017, the Helmholtz Association received a special gift – an original manuscript of natural scientist and universal scholar Hermann von Helmholtz. History professor and Helmholtz expert David Cahan offers an initial scientific assessment of its content.
Setting the course for Europe's research
The European Commission has presented its proposal for the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation titled "Horizon Europe". The objective of the program is to ensure Europe’s competitiveness and innovative strength from 2021 to 2027. A commentary from the Helmholtz office in Brussels.
Research for Diversity
Every year thousands of animal and plant species become extinct; now a world panel of renowned biodiversity scientists, the IPBES, wants to change that. This group of scientists is identifying ways in which the decline in biodiversity might be stopped.