Magnetic simulations for magnetic disks measuring 0.5 micrometres in diameter. The spatial distributions of dynamic magnetization in permalloy (left) and cobalt and nickel (right) can be seen.<address>© B. Divinskiy et al./ Nature Communications</address>
© B. Divinskiy et al./ Nature Communications

New method for using spin waves in magnetic materials

In order to miniaturize individual components of mobile phones or computers, magnetic waves are currently regarded as promising as an alternative to conventional data transmission, which functions by means of electric currents. Physicists at Münster University have developed an approach with which spin waves can be better used. The study was published in "Nature Communications".

Dr. Ottaviano Ruesch (centre) received the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from Dr. Michael Meister, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (left), and Prof. Hans-Christian Pape, President of the Humboldt Foundation (right).<address>© Humboldt Foundation/Peter Himsel</address>
© Humboldt Foundation/Peter Himsel

Ottaviano Ruesch accepts Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize

Dr. Ottaviano Ruesch is one of seven international research talents who have been selected this year for one of the highest endowed science prizes in Germany - the "Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize". Yesterday (20th November) Ottaviano Ruesch and the other prizewinners accepted the award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin.

Workmen are currently busy finishing their work in the newly converted and extended Archaeological Museum<address>© WWU - MünsterView</address>
© WWU - MünsterView

A step up for the new Archaeological Museum

The various archaeologies represented at the University of Münster - whether by Romans and Greeks, ancient Egypt or since Christianisation - have found a new home. Juliane Albrecht describes the way through the modernised, spatially enlarged and now barrier-free as well as bilingual museum in the current university newspaper.


Prof. Dr. Mouhanad Khorchide (r.) received the &quot;Toleranzring&quot; of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.<address>© Europäische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste</address>
© Europäische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste

Islamic scholars at the University of Münster receive awards

Two prize winners from one institute: the Islamic scholars Prof. Mouhanad Khorchide and Prof. Ahmad Milad Karimi of the University of Münster have now been honoured for their differentiated approach to the Islamic faith. While Mouhanad Khorchide received the "Toleranzring" of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ahmad Milad Karimi received the "Deutscher Dialogpreis".

Synthesis of isoquinuclidines by using the blue LED-enabled photochemistry<address>© Jiajia Ma</address>
© Jiajia Ma

Chemists use light to build biologically active compounds

Many biologically active molecules, including synthetic drugs, contain a central, nitrogen-containing chemical structure with a three-dimensional shape. However, there are hardly any suitable methods to produce them, which also makes it difficult to discover new medicinal compounds. A team of researchers at Münster University have now published a new method of enabling this reaction.

Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels handed over the Skyphos to representatives of the Greek Ministry of Sport and Culture in Athens.<address>© Eleftherios Galanopoulos</address>
© Eleftherios Galanopoulos

The University returns ancient trophy to Greece

The trophy awarded to Spyros Louis, the first marathon winner of the modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, has returned to its home country. Rector Prof. Johannes Wessels officially gifted the ancient skyphos, discovered at the Archaeological Museum, to the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports on 13 November.

Prof. Perry Schmidt-Leukel<address>© Prof. Perry Schmidt-Leukel</address>
© Prof. Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Perry Schmidt-Leukel receives Höffmann Academic Award

Prof. Perry Schmidt-Leukel is the laureate of the Höffmann Academic Award 2019. The theologian and religious studies scholar from Münster University received the award that focuses on intercultural competence and is endowed with 10,000 Euros, for his work aimed at promoting a better understanding between religions. The University of Vechta has awarded the prize for the ninth time.

The PhD students at the Research Training Group in Particle Physics with the two spokespersons Prof. Michael Klasen and Prof. Christian Weinheimer (right).<address>© privat</address>
© privat

Four million euros granted for particle physicists at the University of Münster

Great success for particle physicists at the University of Münster: The German Research Foundation (DFG) approves the expansion of the Research Training Group "Strong and Weak Interactions – from Hadrons to Dark Matter". With more than four million euros in funding, doctoral training will be strengthened.

Prof. Wendelin Werner<address>© Privat</address>
© Privat

Fields medalist Prof. Wendelin Werner visits the University of Münster

On Thursday, 14 November, Prof. Wendelin Werner from ETH Zürich will give insight into his current research. The Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Münster invite all interested persons to the public lecture. Time and place: 4:30 pm, lecture hall M5, Einsteinstraße 64, Münster.

Prof. Alexander Zarbock (left) as speaker of the new research group KFO342 and Dr. Jan Rossaint as its leader are pleased with the DFG&#039;s funding decision.<address>© Erk Wibberg</address>
© Erk Wibberg

German Research Foundation approves new Clinical Research Group

Although systemic inflammations such as sepsis are not uncommon, there are still major gaps in the understanding of disease progression and the development of treatment options. In order to close some of these gaps, the German Research Foundation is funding a new clinical research group at Münster University with around four million euros over three years.

Laura Redondo is the new head of the liaison office in São Paulo<address>© Felipe Mairowski</address>
© Felipe Mairowski

Laura Redondo is the new head of the liaison office in São Paulo

Personnel change at the liaison office of the Brazil Centre at the University of Münster in São Paulo: Laura Redondo has been in charge of the liaison office since the beginning of November. Her tasks include advisory and information activities, networking and maintaining contacts.

Organisers and moderators of the welcome event for the new graduate school (from right to left): Maike Frantzen, Timo Siebenand, Federico Calderon, MMGS spokesperson Prof. Wilhelm Winter and André Schemaitat.<address>© WWU - Victoria Liesche</address>
© WWU - Victoria Liesche

Mathematics: Graduate school promotes networking and excellence

This week, the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster and the mathematical institutes of the University of Münster have inaugurated the "Mathematics Münster Graduate School". The new graduate school offers doctoral students an excellent scientific education and strengthens their future professional success.

Structure and crystalline state of the new type of Lewis superacid<address>© Dielmann group</address>
© Dielmann group

Münster University chemists create new types of Lewis acids

Chemists at Münster University have succeeded for the first time in creating three-coordinate Lewis superacids based on a phosphorus basis. Previously, it had not been possible to isolate this type of compound, either in a liquid or in a solid state, due to its extreme reactivity. The researchers assume that the underlying method can be transferred to other classes of compounds hitherto classified as "not viable".

Model of the enzyme that the researchers investigated in their study. The two grey spheres represent the active centre that binds to the pesticide to cleave it.<address>© G. Yang et al/Nat Chem Biol</address>
© G. Yang et al/Nat Chem Biol

Researchers gain new insights into the evolution of proteins

How do bacteria manage to adapt to synthetic environmental toxins and to even develop strategies for using a pesticide agent as food within less than 70 years? This is what scientists at Münster University have investigated. They found out how mutations led to biochemical changes that now enable an enzyme to cleave a pesticide. The study was published in "Nature Chemical Biology".

Prof. Harald Fuchs<address>© private</address>
© private

China awards "Friendship Award" to physicist Harald Fuchs

Prof. Harald Fuchs received the "Chinese Government Friendship Award" for his long-standing scientific cooperation with China. The physicist at Münster University has been honoured with the highest award given by the Chinese government to foreign experts - this year there are 100 prizewinners from 31 countries. The award ceremony took place in Beijing at the beginning of October.

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