The well-known sources of the magnetic field that surrounds the Earth are the deep inside core and the Earth's crust. The Earth's mantle, on the other hand, has been considered to be "magnetically dead" for the most part. Now researchers show that a form of iron oxide can also remain magnetic in the Earth's mantle. The study was published in the journal "Nature".
Over 600 professors and more than 5.000 academic employees research and teach within 15 faculties. 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 chemistry, physics and battery reserach as well as evolutionary science.
The University of Münster is home to ten Leibniz Prize winners. The University's excellent research quality is further underscored by around twenty 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.
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