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AvH Research Award for Excellence Chair Maria Kanakidou

AvH Research Award for Excellence Chair Maria Kanakidou

Professor Maria Kanakidou – one of the Excellence Chairs at the University of Bremen – was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, with a prize of € 60,000, at the prizewinners’ symposium in Bamberg. She works at the University of Bremen together with her host Professor Mihalis Vrekoussis.

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New and Appealing: Astrophysics and Space Travel Degree

The University of Bremen has launched a new Master in Astrophysics and Space Sciences degree course together with three other European institutions. Roughly 25 young people will specialize in the fields of astrophysics and space travel. Bremen offers ideal conditions for this.

Quantum processing

More than €500,000 for AI Research with Quantum Systems

Machine learning and artificial-intelligence (AI) methods are now used in many areas of life. Two projects at the university’s Institut für Theoretische Physik are researching machine learning with quantum systems and quantum photonics. They are now receiving more than €500,000 in funding.

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The HALO research aircraft approaching Edmonton, Canada

Bremen Participates in Research Flights over Canada

(09.2022)

Methane is produced by oil and gas extraction, coal mining, landfills, farming, wetlands, and thawing permafrost areas. But what are the exact numbers for each source? To find out, the HALO research aircraft has been operating over Canada – with researchers from the Faculty 1 on board.

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Geoengineering Could Destabilize Tropical Peat Soils

(09.2022)

The earth is warming up at an increasing rate. In her research on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2), Dr. Alexandra Klemme from the University of Bremen discovered that “enhanced weathering” – which, until now, has been considered a promising method – is not suitable for tropical peat soils.

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Using New Technologies for More Efficient Tropical Medicine

(05.2022)

Interdisciplinary top-level research in the field of tropical medicine is the goal of a new transnational network of excellence being established under the leadership of Professor Anna Förster of the University of Bremen. It is being funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Schaltleitung Dachau

New Research Centre for Energy Systems Open

(05.2022)

Bremen Research Centre for Energy Systems has been opened at the University of Bremen. Professors from varying disciplines will carry out interdisciplinary work on the diverse challenges faced by this broad field at the centre.

Prof.Dr. Monika Rhein

Fridtjof Nansen Medal for Monika Rhein

(04.2022)

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has named the recipients of next year’s Medals and Awards. Monika Rhein, professor at the Institute of Environmental Physics, receives the Fridtjof Nansen Medal, which recognizes her scientific achievements and outstanding research in the field of oceanography. The EGU is the largest organization for Earth system, planetary and space research in Europe. The prices will be awarded during the EGU General Assembly 2022, which will be held from April 3 to 8.

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Deep Insights into the Arctic of Tomorrow

(02.2022)

Hundreds of international researchers are currently analyzing observations from the MOSAiC expedition. First overview articles, to which researchers in the fields of sea ice, satellite remote sensing, and oceanography at the University of Bremen contributed, are now available.


Digital Advents Calendar

Advent calendar instead of chemistry and physics show in the lecture hall

(12.2021)

Once again this year, the teams led by environmental physicist Justus Notholt and the chemist Stephan Leupold are creating a digital natural science advent calendar. Every day from December 1 to 24, you can watch an experiment on the University of Bremen’s YouTube channel. Last year's success was enormous: So far the experiments of the Advent Calendar of 2020 have been viewed over 1.7 million times.

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Mobile Networks of the Future

(11.2021)

Communication engineers from tFaculty 1 are researching and developing new mobile network systems.

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Research Mission Investigates the Ocean as a Carbon Store

(08.2021)

How can the ocean help to effectively contain climate change? This question forms the core of the first research mission of the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM), which has just started. The University of Bremen plays a significant role in two projects.

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University Involved in Important Climate Research Program

(08.2021)

Better forecasts for air quality, weather, and climate: The University of Bremen is one of eleven German institutions contributing to the EU research infrastructure ACTRIS. The scientific location of Bremen is being strengthened immensely in the German field of atmosphere and climate research.

Klimabericht

Faculty 1 Researcher Contributes to World Climate Report

(08.2021)

Professor Veronika Eyring from Faculty 1 and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is involved in the IPCC report that was presented on August 9, 2021. The climate researcher is the coordinating principle author of the “Human Influence on the Climate System” chapter.

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Trustworthy Electronics: Network Project Develops Novel Know-How Protection

(07.2021)

Self-driving cars, service robots, communication: Our daily lives are increasingly influenced by microelectronics that we have to trust. Within a network project, the Institute of Theoretical Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics is carrying out research on expert knowledge.

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Open6GHub – University of Bremen Conducts Research on Next Generation Wireless Communication

(07.2021)

Extremely fast, energy-efficient, fail-safe – and extremely complex: The German government is funding research on the next generation 6G wireless systems with up to 250 million euros. University of Bremen experts play a key role in this research.

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Graphene-Like Materials: ITP Involved in Priority Program

(07.2021)

Graphene is considered the “wonder material of the future” because it makes entirely new products and applications possible - however, it is now only one of many atom-thin materials. The university is also involved in the research surrounding these “van der Waals materials” with three projects.

The MERIAN research vessel surrounded by drift ice. Experts from the University of Bremen actively contributed to the MARE:N concept paper “Polarregionen im Wandel”.

Researchers from IUP contributes to important Climate Paper

(05.2021)

Researchers from Faculty 1 actively contributed to the coordination and formulation of the concept paper “Polarregionen im Wandel,” which has now been submitted to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which wishes to invest an additional 20 million euros in polar research.

Prof. Dr. Veronika Eyring

Leibniz Prize for Veronika Eyring

(03.2021)

Awarded digitally but no less important: Professor Veronika Eyring from Faculty 1 received the renowned Leibniz Prize on March 15, 2021.

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Neuroscientists want to make visual impressions possible for the blind

(02.2021)

Providing the blind with visual impressions: That is the aim of the I See project, in which neuroscientists from Faculty 1of University of Bremen are involved. The approach: A miniature camera collects visual information and translates it into signal patterns that are transferred to brain implants.


Prof. Dr. Veronika Eyring

Professor Veronika Eyring receives renowned Leibniz Prize 2021

(12.2020)

The Climate Scientist from Faculty 1 has received the 2021 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation for outstanding work in the field of climate modelling. The most renowned German scientific prize is endowed with 2.5 million euros.

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Optimized Wind Turbines with Digital twin

(10.2020)

In the future, wind turbines will be able to be operated in a more environmentally friendly and economical way – thanks to a digital twin. To this end, scientists from IALB and BIK at the University of Bremen are now conducting research together in the new WindIO project.

Schematische Darstellung von CO2M. Illustration: OHB

European Space Agency selects OHB to implement the CarbonSat concept of the University of Bremen

(07.2020)

The new satellite is based on the CarbonSat concept from the Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen. The research at the institute has been crucial for CO2M. For more than ten years IUP scientists have been researching concepts for improved monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions by satellites and aircraft measurements.

Dr. Gunnar Spreen mit der Polarstern in der Arktis.

"Like Being on Another Planet"

(02.2020)

As part of the MOSAiC Expedition Dr. Gunnar Spreen spent three months aboard the research vessel Polarstern in the eternal ice. In the online magazine up2date. he reports on his experiences in the Arctic.


Gunnar Spreen vor der Polarstern

Start of the most significant Arctic expedition to have ever taken place

(09.2019)

As part of the MOSAiC Expedition Dr. Gunnar Spreen, the leader of the Remote Sensing of Polar Regions working group at the IUP of Faculty 1, and many other scientists are on their way to the Arctic with the research vessel Polarstern. By mid-December, Spreen and his team will collect data on ice thickness, snow characteristics and much more, which will then be compared with the measurements that they have been taking for several years via satellites.

Professorin Dorothea Brüggemann und Doktorand Karsten Stapelfeldt

“Biological Bandage” Could Help Heal Wounds

(03.2019)

Scientists at the University of Bremen have now developed a three-dimensional protein structure that could help to heal wounds. It is conceivable that one day this structure could be produced as “biological bandage” from the blood of the person who will use it.

Schematische Darstellung des Messkonzeptes von CarbonSat, nun CO2M.

ESA Realizes University of Bremen CarbonSat Concept

(02.2019)

The European Space Agency has agreed on the construction of a new greenhouse has satellite and released the corresponding funds – and research at the University of Bremen was decisive. The new satellite is based on the CarbonSat concept from the Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP).