28 February 2023|Research
New Antarctic expedition: Tracking of Fin Whales for the First Time Using Satellite Transmitters
We already know where the fin whales of the southern hemisphere feed. Researchers, however, have not yet studied where they mate and breed. Now an expedition to the Antarctic, which started on 25 February, hopes to find out. The Universität Hamburg biologist Dr. Helena Herr is leading the...
6 February 2023|Research
“Different, but completely right in the head”— Research on neurodiversity and attention
The human central nervous system has about 400 billion nerve connections. Due to genetic syndromes, the ways these manifest can be very different from person to person. In this episode of Doing the Research, educator Prof. Dr. André Zimpel talks about his research on diversity in “neurodiversity,”...
5 January 2023|Research
Doing the Research: Model for autonomous vessels used for inland waterway shipping
Researchers are not only developing technologies for autonomous cars, but also for vessels used for inland waterway shipping. But until now, no model has taken into account all the different economic and political factors involved in introducing such autonomous vessels. The team around Prof. Dr...
12 December 2022|Research
Doing the Research: How people interpret the behavior of others
Photo: Universität Hamburg
What meaning do humans attach to the behavior of others? The TrackingMinds project team under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gluth in the research group Experimental Psychology are looking at how we estimate strangers and their decisions. In the interview below, Gluth explains how they...
23 November 2022|Research
Doing the Research: Virtual reality in archaeology
Photo: UWA-Projekt Immersive City Scripts, Jenny Gabel
Miletus was one of the most important cities of classical antiquity. Research, headed by Prof. Dr. Christof Berns from the Archaeological Institute, is being conducted on the ruins, roughly 80 kilometers from Izmir. Berns is interested in the use and appropriation of the city by diverse social...
27 October 2022|Research
Doing the Research: “It’s not easy to dismantle stereotypes with knowledge.”
Gender stereotypes can strongly influence teachers’ expectations. In the TEG-Know project, researchers from the Faculty of Education, in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel and Freie Universität Berlin, are looking into whether...
6 September 2022|Research
Prognosis Program Recognizes Neurological Complications
For many intensive care patients, pressure on the brain must be monitored vigilantly and diagnosis depends strongly on the attending physician’s experience. The neurologist Dr. Nils Schweingruber from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has developed an AI-based system that...
25 August 2022|Research
Doing the Research: A Digital Twin for Hamburg’s Port
Hamburg’s harbor is the largest sea port in Germany and the third largest in Europe. Increasing costs and competition alongside climate protection concerns are creating major challenges. A research group at the Institute of Information Systems is now developing a digital twin for the port in its...
18 August 2022|Research
Doing the Research: Ida and Richard Dehmel—Modernity’s Influencers
Photo: Louis Held / public domain
Between 1890 and 1920, the artist couple Ida and Richard Dehmel corresponded with renowned artists such as Stefan Zweig, Rainer Maria Rilke, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Arnold Schönberg. Prof. Dr. Julia Nantke is researching the 35,000 handwritten documents in her project Dehmel Digital and making them...
11 August 2022|Research
Doing the Research: What makes for good school sports?
For some, it’s the best part of the school day, for others, torture. Ah, gym class! Yet what makes for good school sports? This is the question at the heart of the QualiTePE project with Prof. Dr. Erin Gerlach and Dr. Wiebke Langer at the Institute of Human Movement Science. Our series Doing the...
13 July 2022|Research
Doing the Research: The Swedish key to mythology
Dr. Bernhard Schirg and his team in the Public History research group study the stories that people tell about landscapes. The basis for their work is the 4-volume Atlantica by the Swedish scholar Olof Rudbeck (1630–1702), who not only traced Atlantis but all of ancient mythology to Sweden. Our...
29 June 2022|Research
Doing the Research: Does experience abroad help you become a better teacher?
Photo: Universität Hamburg / Scholz
Why should future teachers go abroad during their studies if they are going to teach at a German school afterwards? The Faculty of Education’s Tricontinental Teacher Training project answers these questions and explores other benefits. Our series Doing the Research introduces research projects at...
16 May 2022|Research
Doing the Research: From which countries should we import hydrogen?
Green hydrogen production requires water and renewable energy. The southern hemisphere presents particularly good geophysical conditions. Prof. Dr. Franziska Müller is investigating the risks that need to be considered in countries such as South Africa, Morocco, or Chile as part of the German...
10 May 2022|Research
Doing the Research: When is war between countries justified?
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Authored in the seventeenth century but still relevant: a standard work of legal thought by Hugo Grotius, written in 1631, is being re-translated at Universität Hamburg’s Faculty of Law. Prof. Dr. Tilman Repgen, project head and dean of the faculty, on what makes this treatise on international law...
21 April 2022|Research
Doing the Research: How meetings affect corporate success
Many employees spend several hours per week in meetings. How can meetings, virtual or in person, be effective? Prof. Dr. Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock and her Work and Organizational Psychology research team are studying this very question. Our series Doing the Research introduces research projects at...
12 April 2022|Research
Researchers develop laser system for experiments in weightlessness
Photo: DLR, DOI: 10.1140/epjqt/s40507-020-00090-8
In the weightlessness of the International Space Station, experiments can be carried out that would not be possible on Earth. As part of a new collaborative project, researchers from the Department of Physics at Universität Hamburg are now building a complete quantum gas experiment that will enable...
7 April 2022|Research
Doing the Research: Studying and optimizing digital innovation processes
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When companies develop products with digital and non-digital components, they face special challenges. As part of an international research collective at the Faculty of Business (Hamburg Business School), Dr. Theresa Bockelmann is studying how such hybrid processes can work. Our series Doing the...
10 March 2022|Research
Doing the Research: New perspectives on spoken and written multilingualism
Read Turkish, write in German, and Twitter in English: many children from non-ethnic German backgrounds can read and write in several languages. Dr. Irina Usanova and Dr. Birger Schnoor from the Faculty of Education are studying mutually influencing languages and their usability on the labor market.
24 February 2022|Research
Doing the Research: How to design sustainable financial markets?
To reach climate goals, people working in politics, the corporate sector, and society must work hand-in-hand. This is also true for the sustainable design of financial markets. Prof. Dr. Wolf-Georg Ringe, professor of law and finance at Universität Hamburg, is studying how to exploit markets for the...
16 June 2021|Research
Picking Up Good Vibrations
Photo: DESY / Marta Mayer
For 2 weeks, an interdisciplinary research team measured vibrations on the DESY premises at Science City Hamburg-Bahrenfeld to study new measurement techniques using glass fiber cables. Physics experiments, climate research, and urban development can all benefit from the research. An unusual vehicle...