Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main or Frankfurt University was founded in 1914 with private capital. Today, Frankfurt University is a leading research, academic and guest scholar center in Germany with an international outreach. Frankfurt University is located in the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main metropolitan area of Germany. The student body is over 31,000 in pursuit of varying degree and multi-discipline degree programs in science, law, social science, modern languages, economics and more. Frankfurt's research institutes welcome international scholars and scientists a place to work and create. The scientific research is generally highly complex and funded consistently by government, private endowments and other sources.

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How heavy elements come about in the universe

Heavy elements are produced during stellar explosion or on the surfaces of neutron stars through the capture of hydrogen nuclei (protons). This occurs at extremely high temperatures, but at relatively low energies. An international ...

dateMar 19, 2019 in General Physics
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Choosy Amphipods

Amphipods of the species Gammarus roeselii guard their chosen mates, often carrying them with them for days and defending them against potential rivals. This behaviour requires a lot of time and energy, so that the males ...

dateFeb 07, 2019 in Plants & Animals
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Environmental protection in outer space

Should regulations for environmental protection be valid beyond our solar system? Currently, extra-terrestrial forms of life are only deemed worth protecting if they can be scientifically investigated. But what about the ...

dateJan 25, 2019 in Astronomy
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Understanding insulators with conducting edges

Insulators that are conducting at their edges hold promise for interesting technological applications. However, until now their characteristics have not been fully understood. Physicists at Goethe University have now modelled ...

dateJan 16, 2019 in Quantum Physics
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How does potassium enter cells?

For decades, it was assumed that protein channels and protein pumps fulfilled completely different functions and worked independently of each other. Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt and University Groningen have ...

dateNov 26, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Made-to-measure silicon building blocks

The broad spectrum of applications for silicones includes medical implants, cosmetics, hydraulic oils, sealants and corrosion protection—an important topic, in view of global corrosion damage to the tune of about US$ 3.3 ...

dateJul 25, 2018 in Materials Science
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