Martin Scheuplein holds the unique fragment of Herman van Borculo’s map.
© Maike Glöckner
20.04.2022 in Science, Miscellaneous

Digital map treasures

The University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt (ULB) is making part of its extensive collection of historical maps available online. The first 1,000 maps are already accessible, including some amazing unique objects. Read more

Steven Dreissig heads an Emmy Noether junior research group
© Markus Scholz
19.04.2022 in Science, Research

A researcher, DNA and rye under stress

There was a time when Dr Steven Dreissig would not have chosen to go into research - now, the agricultural scientist heads an Emmy Noether junior research group in which he is tracking down the genetic mechanisms of evolution. Read more

Gunnar Dumke has examined 4,500 coins. The image of a silver tetradrachm of the Indo-Greek ruler Archebios is on the monitor behind him (coin collection of the Berlin State Museums, photographer: Lutz-Jürgen Lübke).
© Jens Schlüter
23.02.2022 in Science, Research

The secrets of ancient coins

Historians are still partly in the dark when it comes to the history of Central Asia. Little is known about the Greek kingdoms that were established in the course of Alexander the Great’s conquests. Gunnar Dumke, an ancient historian and archaeologist, has examined 4,500 coins that provide far more information about the rulers than any written sources. Read more

Doctoral candidate Philine Stötzner works on the high vacuum system.
© Jens Schlüter
08.02.2022 in Science, Research

Sodium on the move

A team of physicists from the MLU are taking part in a collaborative project to investigate which processes lead to interface defects in thin-film solar cells. Read more

Timo Faltus
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20.10.2021 in Featured, Science, Research

What is allowed in citizen science?

Citizen science projects enrich science - but a clear legal framework has yet to be established. Therapy-oriented initiatives particularly need a defined ethical and legal research framework. Biologist and lawyer Dr Timo Faltus is currently working to establish this. Read more

The Handel monument on the market square in Halle
© Katharina Nitschke
16.08.2021 in Science, Context

Genius? Plagiarist? Or both?

Georg Friedrich Handel based his compositions on the works of other artists more than almost any other musician of his era. Although such practices are often rejected as “plagiarism” or “forgery” in the modern world, they should be studied carefully in Handel’s case. The musicologist Professor Wolfgang Hirschmann reviews the research carried out so far. Read more

Europasaurus accompanied by some pterosaurs
© Joschua Knüppe
28.04.2021 in Featured, Science, Knowledge Transfer

Time travel

Research presented in an unusual way: A graphic novel depicts how the dinosaur Europasaurus lived 154 million years ago. The book is also based on excavations by a scientist from the University of Halle. Read more