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Physics - Innovation - 01.12.2023
Austria’s quantum science is taking off
Environment - 28.11.2023
University of Innsbruck intensifies communication on climate, biodiversity and sustainability
The University of Innsbruck is setting a new focus in science communication on the topics of climate, biodiversity and sustainability. As a first step, a new online platform is bringing the wide range of scientific expertise even more into focus. The "PEAK" project offers an insight into current research results and includes a database of experts who are available to media representatives as contact persons .
Social Sciences - Economics - 20.11.2023
University of Innsbruck focuses on Mastodon
The communications team at the University of Innsbruck will increasingly rely on the microblogging service Mastodon for science communication.
Transport - History / Archeology - 17.10.2023
Cross-alpine transit protests
When the large highways crossing the Austrian and Swiss Alps were built, citizens' movements protesting the transalpine traffic started to form in both countries from the 1970s onwards.
Innovation - 28.09.2023
New Course: A Multidisciplinary Journey into Generative AI
Innovation - Campus - 19.09.2023
Getzner endows new professorship for railroad construction
Environment - Research Management - 05.09.2023
ERC Grant for Biodiversity Research
Computer Science - Mathematics - 05.09.2023
Learn modeling and simulation
How to prepare for the third pillar of science - let's call it computing or simulation? How to keep up with the ever-evolving computational tools relevant to one's field of studies? This winter term,
Campus - 24.08.2023
Multidisciplinary introduction to Europe
Physics - Event - 17.07.2023
Rainer Blatt awarded Herbert Walther Prize
Politics - Media - 29.06.2023
Blog: Public Outreach
For some young scholars, this perspective on the nature of a Ph.D. may diminish the significance of our contributions to the scientific community.
Physics - Computer Science - 22.06.2023
Wittgenstein Award for quantum physicist Hans Briegel
Environment - Social Sciences - 22.06.2023
Negatively charged and yet pretty cold
Environment - Social Sciences - 26.05.2023
Yolanda Demetriou is new endowed professor for Active Mobility
Environment - Life Sciences - 06.02.2023
Detective work at sea: whale research via environmental DNA
Detailed knowledge about whales in European waters will be provided by the Biodiversa+ project "eWHALE", which started in January and is led by molecular ecologist Bettina Thalinger from the University of Innsbruck.
Mathematics - Sport - 14.11.2022
Statistics: Brazil is the clear favourite going into the FIFA World Cup
After being eliminated in the quarter-finals four years ago, the Brazilian national team is once again the clear favourite to win the FIFA World Cup.
Physics - Chemistry - 31.03.2020
Top EU Research Award for Roland Wester
Physics - Computer Science - 14.08.2014
Speeding up Robots through Quantum Mechanics
The importance of artificial intelligence has been increasing in many areas. A team of researchers led by Hans Briegel has now shown that quantum physics may help AI agents to speed up decision making processes that are based on previous experience.
Mathematics - Economics - 04.06.2014
Statistics: Odds-on Brazil to Win the 2014 FIFA World Cup
One of the favorites to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup is host Brazil. However, statisticians headed by Achim Zeileis from the University of Innsbruck show that the winning margin is considerably higher for Brazil than generally expected.
Mathematics - 02.06.2014
Odds-on Brazil to Win the 2014 FIFA World Cup
One of the favorites to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup is host Brazil. However, statisticians headed by Achim Zeileis show that the winning margin is considerably higher for Brazil than generally expected.
Physics - Computer Science - 12.03.2014
Quantum physics secures new cryptography scheme
The way we secure digital transactions could soon change.
Environment - 05.03.2014
Cultural world heritage threatened by climate change
From the Statue of Liberty in New York to the Tower of London or the Sydney Opera House - sea-level rise not only affects settlement areas for large parts of the world population but also numerous sites of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Health - Life Sciences - 28.02.2014
Blood donations could help reduce the risk of heart disease in shift workers
Austrian researchers have found that jetlag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers.
Computer Science - Administration - 10.09.2013
Linked Data, fit for the future
Information in the Internet is ephemeral; links often don't work after several years. Computer scientists from Innsbruck are now working on a solution to that problem for linked data.
Physics - Chemistry - 08.07.2013
Detection of single photons via quantum entanglement
A team of quantum physicists in Innsbruck led by Christian Roos and Cornelius Hempel have realised an extremely sensitive method for the spectroscopy of atomic and molecular atoms. This technique can be used to closely study a number of particles. The scientists have published their findings Photonics.
Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.05.2013
Cross-talk between signaling cascades
Signaling cascades communicate and integrate extracellular signaling cues spatially and temporally via formation of defined protein-protein interactions. Scientists from the Institute of Biochemistry in Innsbruck discovered a unique mechanism which is based on binary protein-protein interactions and which explains cross talk between critically regulated signaling cascades.
Environment - Life Sciences - 08.02.2013
New EU-project to enhance seed quality
Massive economic losses are suffered by farmers and the seed trade alike due to poor seed quality.
Earth Sciences - Environment - 07.02.2013
New EU-project to enhance seed quality led by the University of Innsbruck
Each year massive economic losses are suffered by farmers and the seed trade alike due to poor seed quality.
Sport - Health - 19.12.2012
YOG Innsbruck 2012 - Lasting Scientific Legacy
Over 60 scientific projects were carried out within the framework of the first Youth Olympic Winter Games, which took place in January 2012. They were coordinated in a special "Laboratory" at the Department for Sport Science of the University of Innsbruck. The Innsbruck scientists have recently published the most important results in the renowned British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Life Sciences - Mathematics - 21.11.2012
Learning from the brain
The visual cortex in the human brain interprets visual input. A computer scientist from the University of Innsbruck has managed to simulate the workings of the visual cortex with high accuracy in a computational model. Photo: Die Verarbeitung optischer Signale im visuellen Cortex hat ein Innsbrucker Wissenschaftler als Modell nachgebaut.
Environment - 15.11.2012
Melting Glaciers Raise Sea Level
Anthropogenic climate change leads to melting glaciers and rising sea level. Between 1902 and 2009, melting glaciers contributed 11 cm to sea level rise.
Computer Science - 10.10.2012
"Intelligent" vehicles providing improved safety
Cars that consciously interact with their environment and help to prevent accidents and traffic jams have been envisioned since a long time.
History / Archeology - 19.07.2012
Medieval lingerie discovered
Up until now there was nothing to indicate the existence of bras with clearly visible cups before the 19th century. Textiles found in a castle in Eastern Tyrol now prove that there already was clothing similar to modern bras in the 15th century - a discovery made by Beatrix Nutz, an archeologist from the University of Innsbruck.
Mathematics - Sport - 29.05.2012
Most Likely EURO 2012 Final: Spain vs. Germany
Spain will win the UEFA European Football Championship with a probability of 25.8 per cent, defeating Germany in the final.
Physics - 24.05.2012
Elusive Quasiparticles Realized
In quantum physics physical processes in condensed matter and other many-body systems can often be described with quasiparticles. In Innsbruck, for the first time Rudolf Grimm's team of physicists has succeeded in experimentally realizing a new quasiparticle - a repulsive polaron - in an ultracold quantum gas.
Physics - 24.05.2012
Efficient and tunable interface for quantum networks
While several building blocks for a quantum computer have already been successfully tested in the laboratory, a network requires one additonal component: a reliable interface between computers and information channels. In the current issue of the journal Nature, physicists at the University of Innsbruck report the construction of an efficient and tunable interface for quantum networks.
Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 26.04.2012
Rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctic
For ten years ESA's Envisat satellite observed the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica's ice shelves due to climate warming. Helmut Rott, Professor at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, follows this development since the start of the mission. One of the satellite's first observations following its launch on 1 March 2002 was the break-up of a main section of the Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica - when 3200 sq km of ice disintegrated within a few days due to mechanical instabilities of the ice masses triggered by climate warming.
Chemistry - Life Sciences - 19.03.2012
Chemistry: Success Through Cooperation
Innsbruck scientists tested a new chemical modification of RNA molecules successfully for the first time. The results of the close cooperation of two research groups of the Centre for Molecular Biosciences (CMBI) have been published in the journal ACS Chemical Biology and one of their photos has been used as the cover picture of the current issue.
Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.02.2012
Land-cover Changes Do not Impact Glacier Loss
A new study shows that land-cover changes, in particular deforestation, in the vicinity of glaciers do not have an impact on glacier loss. However, the study, in which Innsbruck climate researcher were directly involved, also shows that deforestation decreases precipitation in mid elevation zones, which affects the quality of life of the population living in the surrounding areas.
Event - 03.02.2012
Positive effects of affirmative action policies promoting women
Interventions to promote women have continuously been criticized as ineffective and inhibiting performance.
Life Sciences - Chemistry - 21.12.2011
Discovery of an evolutionary conserved function of protein kinase A
Extracellular cues are recognized by G-protein-coupled receptors which transmit the signal via trimeric G proteins to their cellular effectors. Dr. Eduard Stefan from the Institute of Biochemistry showed in cooperation with international research teams a novel and conserved mechanism how cells adapt to environmental changes.
Event - 28.11.2011
"When I Grow up I Want to Be a Scientist"
The project "Young Uni" at the University of Innsbruck was launched in September 2001 - the first of its kind in German speaking countries.
Physics - 04.10.2011
Exotic Quantum States: A New Research Approach
Theoretical physicists have formulated a new concept to engineer exotic, so-called topological states of matter in quantum mechanical many-body systems. They linked concepts of quantum optics and condensed matter physics and show a direction to build a quantum computer which is immune against perturbations.
Physics - Mathematics - 02.09.2011
Digital Quantum Simulator Realized
The physicists of the University of Innsbruck and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck have come considerably closer to their goal to investigate complex phenomena in a model system: They have realized a digital, and therefore, universal quantum simulator in their laboratory, which can, in principle, simulate any physical system efficiently.
Chemistry - Life Sciences - 28.07.2011
Saharan dust in alpine lakes
Remote lakes are subject to the deposition of atmospheric pollutants, mineral dust, and organic matter. In a recent study published in Nature , an international group of limnologists including Prof. Ruben Sommaruga from the Institute of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck have uncovered the effect of dust on the pool of dissolved organic matter of remote alpine lakes.
Earth Sciences - Environment - 04.05.2011
Dripstones tell us about the uplift of mountains
A team of geologists of the University of Innsbruck the University of Leeds (UK) discovered the oldest radiometrically dated dripstones currently known from the European Alps.
Chemistry - Physics - 02.05.2011
Single-molecule switching in action
Chemists from Innsbruck and New York managed to monitor single-molecule switching in action. In an article in "Nature Chemical Biology" they report their findings: The secret of bacterial riboswitches lies in their dynamics. These findings are also relevant in antibiotics research. Photo: Ronald Micura and Andrea Haller from the Institute for Organic Chemistry and the Center for Molecular Biosciences (CMBI) of the University of Innsbruck.
Earth Sciences - Environment - 29.04.2011
Caves and their dripstones tell us about the uplift of mountains
In one of his songs Bob Dylan asks "How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?", and thus poses an intriguing geological question for which an accurate answer is not easily provided.
Earth Sciences - 07.04.2011
Keeping track of earthquakes
The quake in Japan released one million times more energy than the strongest earthquakes known from the Inn valley. Medieval earthquakes have caused remarkable damage in the Inn valley though. A research group at the Institute for Geology and Palaeontology under supervision of Prof. Rainer Brandner investigates geological reasons, in cooperation with the Seismological Survey of Austria.
Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 18.03.2011
An Icy Gaze into the Big Bang
Scientists have reached a milestone in the exploration of quantum gas mixtures. The group led by Rudolf Grimm has succeeded in producing controlled strong interactions between two fermionic elements. This model system not only promises to provide new insights into solid-state physics but also shows intriguing analogies to the primordial substance right after the Big Bang.