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Chinese Friendship Award for Bielefeld chemist

Published 30. September 2016
Second award winner at Bielefeld University 

The Chinese government has conferred the highest national honour for foreign experts, the National Friendship Award of the People’s Republic of China, on the Bielefeld chemist Professor Dr. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus. The award is traditionally conferred in Peking to commemorate the 1st of October, the National Day celebrating the founding of the People's Republic of China. Together with eight further Germans, Kohse-Höinghaus received the award in the seat of government Zhongnanhai.[Weiterlesen]
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New International Research Training Group in mathematics

Published 28. September 2016
Bielefeld University cooperating with Seoul National University, South Korea 

Whether cancer cells or galaxies: the universe is full of irregular structures. Mathematicians in the International Research Training Group (IRTG) at Bielefeld University and Seoul National University (South Korea) are searching for hidden laws in random systems. On Friday the 7th of October, the IRTG will open officially under the title ‘Searching for the regular in the irregular: Analysis of singular and random systems’. Guests include the South Korean Spokesperson of the IRTG, Professor Panki Kim from Seoul, and Kyoungae Mun, Director of the Korean Education Center at the Korean Embassy in Berlin. Ceremonies commence at 15.30 in Lecture hall E0-002 in Bielefeld University’s Building X.[Weiterlesen]
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Towards the Workplace of the Future – with Virtual Reality

Published 6. September 2016

Conference to be held at CITEC, the Cluster of Excellence at Bielefeld University 

Virtual reality (VR) does not just help companies save money when it comes to testing new technologies; it also enables trainees and students to quickly and intensively learn on-the-job skills (e.g. in a virtual hospital). From 8–9 September 2016, experts will present the latest developments and studies on augmented and virtual reality at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) of Bielefeld University. This conference also includes a competition in which the researchers will demonstrate how virtual and augmented reality will enhance the workplace of the future.

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Bielefeld students working on a system to counter viruses such as Zika

Published 6. September 2016
iGEM team entering the international competition in Boston  

Pathogens such as the Zika virus regularly impose new challenges on modern medicine. With their great adaptability, viruses are particularly difficult to diagnose and treat. A team of eleven students attending different natural science courses at Bielefeld University is carrying out research on generating proteins to counter viruses such as Zika. The group is taking this idea to the 2016 iGEM competition in Boston, USA. iGEM stands for ‘international Genetically Engineered Machine’ and is the most important non-commercial competition in synthetic biology. From the 27th to the 31st of October, 300 teams from more than 30 nations have developed projects with which they will be competing in various categories.[Weiterlesen]
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The Golfer’s Steady Gaze

Published 19. August 2016
Researchers at the Cluster of Excellence CITEC investigating motor learning

For the first time in 112 years, golf is again an Olympic event. Olympic golfers hone the skills to ensure their accuracy not only with practical training, but also with mental exercises. Researchers at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology at Bielefeld University are investigating the question of how the brain of a professional golfer works in comparison to that of a novice. Not only can the researchers measure what advantages professionals have over novices: in their studies, they are also testing training concepts that can be used by golfers to optimize how they perform their movements on the green.[Weiterlesen]
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Insights into the dawn of the universe

Published 18. August 2016
‘research_tv’ presents LOFAR: the largest radio telescope in the world

What did the universe look like just after the Big Bang? How did the first stars and galaxies evolve? Seeking answers to these questions, researchers at Bielefeld University are looking way back into the past. With the digital radio telescope LOFAR, they are picking up signals that have taken billions of years to reach us. ‘research_tv’ is presenting the LOFAR station in Norderstedt. It is being run by Bielefeld University in cooperation with Universität Hamburg.[Weiterlesen]
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Boosting Swimming Performance with Sound Data

Published 4. August 2016
System from the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) transforms data on water flow into sound. Bielefeld University’s „research_tv” presents the project in a video report.

Since 1896, swimming has been an event in the Olympic games. Back then it was the swimmer’s physical condition that was decisive in securing a win, but today it is mostly technique that determines who takes home the title of world champion. Researchers at Bielefeld University have developed a system that professional swimmers can use to optimize their swimming technique. The system expands the athlete’s perception and feel for the water by enabling them to hear, in real time, how the pressure of the water flows created by the swimmer changes with their movements. This gives the swimmer an advantage over his competitors because he can refine the execution of his technique. This “Swimming Sonification” system was developed at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) of Bielefeld University. In a video, Bielefeld University’s own “research_tv” reports on the new system.[Weiterlesen]
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Record number of participants in International Summer German Courses

Published 3. August 2016
Bielefeld University attracts participants from all over the world

This year marks the third round of the International Summer German Courses and the number of participants has already tripled since their introduction – now reaching a record number of 150. “The courses were already fully booked a month before the registration deadline,” reports Heike Brandl, director of Bielefeld University’s German Language Centre PunktUm.[Weiterlesen]
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A Chair for Getting Fit and Trim

Published 20. Juli 2016
Sweating it out for science – while sitting – at Bielefeld University

Getting fit and athletic – while sitting? Researchers at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) of Bielefeld University are developing an active chair as part of the KogniHome research project. At first glance, the chair looks just like another other reclining chair with a footrest you would find in a living room in front of the TV. But upon closer inspection, the chair is actually connected to a virtual avatar and has all manner of technical refinements.   [Weiterlesen]
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Five Humboldt fellows conduct research for drugs of tomorrow

Published 19. Juli 2016
Young scientists from all over the world: from Argentina to Ethiopia

Bielefeld University is popular among international academics, taking 11th place among 79 German universities listed in the 2014 Humboldt Rankings. Professor Norbert Sewald currently holds a record within the university: five visiting scientists of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are working on the development of drugs for various diseases in his Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry research group.[Weiterlesen]
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