A brilliant solution

A team of scientists led by Mark Somoza and Veronika Somoza of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna have introduced a powerful new molecular tool for directing chemical reactions using light.

16.06.2015 | [more]


Quantum theory: Einstein saves the quantum cat

In an international collaboration, researchers from the Universities of Vienna have now discovered that Einstein’s theory of time and space can explain another puzzling phenomenon.

16.06.2015 | [more]


A good gut feeling

Thomas Decker and his team at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna have explored the role of interferon signals in colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease.

02.06.2015 | [more]


Adams Bodomo: "I am an ethnographer in many ways"

He wants to stand up for his people – through language. Linguist Adams Bodomo – since August 2013 Professor of African Languages and Literatures at the University of Vienna – holds his inaugural lecture on 10 June 2015.

02.06.2015 | [more]


Changing intelligence test performance

In the general population, IQ increases have been observed over the past 100 years. University of Vienna psychologists Jakob Pietschnig and Martin Voracek now provide insights into how strong IQ gains are and why they occur.

01.06.2015 | [more]


Matrotrophy and placentation in invertebrates: a new paradigm

Scientists around Andrey Ostrovsky from the Department of Palaeontology deal with a fascinating discovery the wide-spread palcentas among invertebrate animals, while the common view was that it is prerogative of vertebrates.

20.05.2015 | [more]


Studying dynamics of ion channels

Scientists from the Vaziri lab at the Vienna Biocenter have developed a method that would allow to better understand the mechanism behind the extreme ion selectivity and transport properties in ion channels.

18.05.2015 | [more]

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Kapuscinski Development Lecture with Ilan Kapoor

Ilan Kapoor, Professor of Critical Development Studies (York University, Canada) holds a Kapuscinski Development Lecture about "The Ideology of Celebrity Humanitarianism". Date: 12 May 2015.

08.05.2015 | [more]

Academia & society

Rumors and runs in opaque markets: Evidence from the Panic of 1907

Thomas Gehrig argues that regulators would do well to read up on the "Panic of 1907". What quelled rumours and panicky behaviour back then still applies – maintaining market liquidity through measures that encourage transparency.

08.05.2015 | [more]


Surprise from the Deep Ocean

An international team of researchers, among them Christa Schleper from the University of Vienna, has found a novel group of Archaea in deep ocean sediments, who are the closest direct relatives of the eukaryotic lineage.

07.05.2015 | [more]


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