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A new form of glass through molecular entanglement

Physicists at the University of Vienna in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have discovered a new type of glass formed by long, cyclic molecules. The scientists successfully demonstrated that by making parts of the...
8-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Has physics ever been deterministic?

Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the University of Vienna and the University of Geneva, have proposed a new interpretation of classical physics without real numbers. This new study challenges the traditional view of classical...
6-Dec-2019 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How flowers adapt to their pollinators

The first flowering plants originated more than 140 million years ago in the early Cretaceous. They are the most diverse plant group on Earth with more than 300,000 species. In a new study in Communications Biology, evolutionary biologists around...
5-Dec-2019 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Meteorite-Loving Microorganism

The archaeon Metallosphaera sedula can uptake and process extraterrestrial material. This is shown by an international team led by astrobiologist Tetyana Milojevic, who examines microbial fingerprints on meteorite materials. The researchers also...
3-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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United in musical diversity

Two articles in the most recent issue of Science support the idea that music all around the globe shares important commonalities, despite many differences. Cognitive biologists Tecumseh Fitch and Tudor Popescu of the University of Vienna suggest...
22-Nov-2019 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Applying biodiversity conservation research in practice

One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But what is holding us back from putting conservation...
12-Nov-2019 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Ancient Rome: A 12,000-Year History of Genetic Flux, Migrations and Diversity

Scholars have been all over Rome for hundreds of years, but it still holds some secrets – for instance, relatively little is known about where the city’s denizens actually came from. Now, an international team led by Researchers from the...
8-Nov-2019 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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From cone snail venom to pain relief

Conotoxins are bioactive peptides found in the venom that marine cone snails produce for prey capture and defense. They are used as pharmacological tools to study pain signalling and have the potential to become a new class of analgesics. To date,...
4-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The University of Vienna is one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe. About 9,800 employees, 6,800 of whom are academic employees, work at 20 faculties and centres. This makes the University of Vienna Austria’s largest research and education institution. About 90,000 national and international students are currently enrolled at the University of Vienna. With 178 degree programmes, the University offers the most diverse range of studies in Aus-tria. The University of Vienna is also a major provider of continuing education.

Cutting-edge research and teaching: The University of Vienna aims at strengthening its position in the cross-faculty research specialisations of Data Science and Digital Humanities, Health and Microbiome, Society and Communication, Molecular Biology and Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as Materials and Quantum Science. In this context, it is announcing 73 new professorship positions.


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