A team of researchers led by Prof. Wolfram Pernice from the Institute of Physics at Münster University has developed a miniature abacus on a microchip which calculates using light signals. With it they are paving the way to the development of new types of computer in which, as in the human brain, the computing and storage functions are combined in one element.
The Excellence Clusters "Religion and Politics" and "Cells in Motion" bring researchers together from almost every faculty of the University. Aside from these, the University of Münster supports cutting-edge research in a number of internationally renowned fields, such as evolutionary science, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
The University of Münster is home to ten Leibniz Prize winners. The University's excellent research quality is further underscored by seventeen ERC Grants (Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and six Max Planck Research Awards. The University also confers its own highly lucrative awards for outstanding achievement in research, teaching and academics.
You have a promising, clearly defined scientific goal, and competent partners have been found. Yet that alone does not guarantee success. Finding the right funding programmes and tapping these through cleverly crafted applications is an essential step in the process. The administration of the University of Münster provides researchers with sound, reliable advice and support.
Münster University supports its junior academics as much as it can. Once a supervisor has been found for a doctoral thesis the next step is to apply to the University and enrol. Research Training Groups and funding programmes can help to finance the time when the thesis is being written.