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11.12.2017

"Cloppenburg" analyzed with neutrons

Cloppenburg is a city in Lower Saxony and therefore namesake for a strange stone, which was there already found in March 2017. Experts from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) were able to confirm beyond doubt that this is a piece of meteorite from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. He was named after his locality "Cloppenburg"...[more]

01.12.2017

A pillar from minus to plus: Art for the future new buildings

There will also be art at or in the new twin buildings on the grounds of the FRM II, for which the groundbreaking ceremony took place in February 2017. From 4 to 8 December, the submitted six proposals for this art can be viewed in the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). Room 0 is to the right of the main entrance and open daily from 8am to 4pm.[more]

19.12.2017

New method for drug research: Detecting Membrane Changes Using Neutrons

Drugs can alter the structure of cell membranes. This in turn can affect their function and cause undesirable side effects. The structural changes in cell membranes caused by drugs have not yet been sufficiently investigated. Researchers from J├╝lich, Garching (near Munich), Georgia, and France now want to change this. They have developed a new...[more]