Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University

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Location: Heidelberg - Baden-Württemberg
Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg


The University of Heidelberg is the oldest university in present-day Germany. In the course of its more than 630-year history, it has repeatedly renewed itself as one of the leading intellectual centres in Europe. The University sees itself as a research university with twelve faculties in the fields of natural sciences and mathematics, humanities and theology, law, economics and social sciences, and medicine.

Physics - Nov 25
The Collaborative Research Centre "Vascular Control of Organ Function" (CRC 1366) at Heidelberg University will continue its research for another four years. After a positive evaluation, the application for extension for a second funding period has now been accepted in the latest approval round of the German Research Foundation (DFG). This biomedical consortium is receiving DFG funds worth approx. 14.3 million euros. It is based at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Ruperto Carola; Hellmut Augustin continues as spokesperson for CRC 1366. Heidelberg physicists are also involved in the CRC/Transregio "Phenomenological Elementary Particle Physics after the Higgs Discovery" coordinated in Karlsruhe. The CRC/TRR 257 is also entering a second funding stage.
Life Sciences - Nov 23

International research prize goes to biophysicist Daniel J. Müller on proposal of Ruperto Carola - In order to strengthen innovative research and transfer in the field of Molecular Systems Engineering at Heidelberg University, biophysicist Daniel J. Müller has been chosen for a Humboldt Professorship endowed with up to five million euros.

Innovation - Nov 18

Heidelberg scientists work on and with novel computing technologies at the European Institute for Neuromorphic Computing. The new building for the European Institute for Neuromorphic Computing (EINC) at Heidelberg University - a separate research building for work on and with pioneering new computing technologies - is about to be officially inaugurated.

Event - Nov 14

The doctor of chemistry, moderator and author takes over the Nature Marsilius Visiting Professorship for Science Communication.

Religions - Nov 7

"Ambivalent Enmity" is the topic of a new Research Training Group (RTG) at Heidelberg University based in the humanities and social sciences. It will focus on "Dynamics of Antagonism in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East". The application for Research Training Group 2840, a collaboration with the Heidelberg Center for Jewish Studies, was accepted in the latest approval round of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The DFG allocates funding worth approximately 6,5 million euros for five years to this group for training early-career researchers. The spokesperson is Tanja Penter from Ruperto Carola's Department of History.

Life Sciences - Oct 25

Heidelberg scientists are to receive three ERC Synergy Grants - three highly endowed grants of the European Research Council - for pioneering research projects by several teams working in collaboration.

Mathematics - Oct 20

Interview with Ionica Smeets, Nature Marsilius Visiting Professor for Science Communication in the 2022 summer semester. There is no patent recipe for good science communication, says Ionica Smeets. She has a professorship at Leiden University (Netherlands) where she heads the research group on Science Communication and Society.

Life Sciences

In the brain of adult mammals neural stem cells ensure that new nerve cells, i.e. neurons, are constantly formed. This process, known as adult neurogenesis, helps mice maintain their sense of smell. A research team led by Dr Francesca Ciccolini at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN) of Heidelberg University recently discovered a second stem cell population in the mouse brain. This new type of stem cell, and not the one previously known, is primarily involved in the production of new neurons in the olfactory bulb of adult mice.

Astronomy - Nov 22

Five ERC Starting Grants, highly endowed grants of the European Research Council (ERC), have been allocated to Ruperto Carola in the latest approval round. They go to Junior Professor Dr Daniela Duarte Campos, Kerstin Göpfrich and Dr Stefan Pfeffer, all scientists at the Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH).

Health - Nov 15

International evaluation names researchers whose publications have been most cited worldwide. 13 researchers from Heidelberg University feature on the list of "Highly Cited Researchers" that has just appeared.

Physics - Nov 8

Heidelberg physicists demonstrate the coexistence of superfluids in ultracold atomic clouds. Two superfluids can exist at the same time in ultracold atomic clouds.

Astronomy - Oct 28

What did the Universe look like more than 12 billion years ago when the first galaxies were forming? To tackle this early cosmic epoch a new junior research group started work this October at Heidelberg University's Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Campus - Oct 24

"The university is firmly rooted in its long history but it also leaves its imprint on the present. As I see it, the mood is not one of despondency but of new departures," Bernhard Eitel, Rector of Ruperto Carola, spoke these words in his opening address at the annual ceremony with which Heidelberg University traditionally opens the new Academic Year.

Campus - Oct 17

Welcome to first-semester students on University Square - support organisations presented themselves in the New University and the Triplex building. Courage and optimism to start a special new stage in their lives - that is what Bernhard Eitel, Rector of Heidelberg University, wished the new students who are starting their degree course at Ruperto Carola this winter semester, or did so last summer semester.

Materials Science

Although just cute little creatures at first glance, the microscopic geckos and octopuses fabricated by 3D laser printing in the molecular engineering labs at Heidelberg University could open up new opportunities in fields such as microrobotics or biomedicine.

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