<address>© Catrin Moritz</address>
© Catrin Moritz

Hubert Wolf talks about digital humanities in the "Asking the Pope for Help" project

The “Asking the Pope for Help” project is analyzing the petitions that Jewish people sent to Pope Pius XII and the Church during the Shoah. Besides these petitions, the project is also editing documents in the Vatican archives that relate to the respective “cases”, and will make extensive teaching materials available at a later date. The lecture will use a number of examples to illustrate how the project’s database and web app work, and the DH methods that underpin such a project.

Prof. Eva Viehmann<address>© Uni MS - Victoria Liesche</address>
© Uni MS - Victoria Liesche

"A great honour": Leibniz Prize for mathematician Eva Viehmann

In recognition of her outstanding research work, Prof. Eva Viehmann has been awarded the 2024 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The German Research Foundation is honouring the University of Münster mathematician for her achievements in the field of arithmetic geometry. Worth 2,5 million euros, the Leibniz Prize is the most valuable prize awarded in Germany to support research work.


The higher the proportion of electric cars, the more batteries are potentially available for recycling. A team led by industrial chemist Prof. Stephan von Delft has analysed when supply and demand for recyclable battery raw materials will be equal.<address>© Michael Marais on Unsplash</address>
© Michael Marais on Unsplash

Study on battery recycling shows China is in 1st place

A team headed by business chemist Prof. Stephan von Delft from the University of Münster has concluded that China will be the first country worldwide to become independent of the need to mine the raw materials which are essential for batteries. They have also established that this development could be accelerated in all the regions they looked at – including Europe and the USA.

To prepare the mRNA samples, the researchers add magnetic beads to the vials. The modified mRNAs bind specifically to these beads. A magnet (white block) behind the vials enriches the modified mRNAs. The series of images (one to four) shows how the beads with the mRNA accumulate on the back of the vial within about one minute.<address>© Uni MS - Nadine Kück</address>
© Uni MS - Nadine Kück

New method for localising modifications in mRNA

A team led by biochemist Prof. Andrea Rentmeister presents a new method for comprehensively detecting modifications in mRNA and, at the same time, localising them precisely.

New material compositions can be a key to improving solid-state batteries.<address>© Roberto Sorin on Unsplash</address>
© Roberto Sorin on Unsplash

"ERC Consolidator Grant" for chemist Wolfgang Zeier

In the "DIONISOS" project, Prof. Wolfgang Zeier aims to reveal unknown relationships between heat and ion transport in solids. Among other things, the work is intended to provide ideas for the development of new battery materials.

Two impressions of official seals of the city of Doliche<address>© Asia Minor Research Centre</address>
© Asia Minor Research Centre

Asia Minor Research Centre uncovers city archives in Doliche

Archaeologists from the Asia Minor Research Centre have uncovered the city archives in the ancient city of Doliche in south-eastern Türkiye and recovered more than 2,000 seal impressions used to seal documents. The team led by Prof. Michael Blömer and Prof. Engelbert Winter from the University of Münster made an important discovery that provides information about ancient administrative practice.

The dimensions of the large-scale Hüffer Campus become clear when seen from the air. The new build of the University of Münster’s future Theologies and Religious Studies Campus can be seen front left, on Robert Koch Straße, and it is linked to the Hüffer Foundation building by a bridge. The roof of the Hüffer Foundation can be seen in the foreground.<address>© Photo: Münster University - Sophie Pieper</address>
© Photo: Münster University - Sophie Pieper

Topping-Out Ceremony for Theologies Campus

Around 19,000 square metres of floor space, room for 500 staff and 4,400 students, and three new builds with up to five storeys: theses are the dimensions of the building project Hüffer Campus, which will include the University of Münster’s Theologies and Religious Studies Campus.The construction has now had its topping-out ceremony, which marks an important milestone.

All users are invited to participate in the online survey.<address>© Uni MS - Stabsstelle Web und Design</address>
© Uni MS - Stabsstelle Web und Design

Online survey about the website of Münster University

With over seven million visits in 2022 alone, the central website of Münster University is an important information portal. One of the reasons for the Web and Design department and the Center for Information Technology (CIT) to continuously improve the website. An online survey marks the starting point for the planned relaunch of the website.

Vice-Rector Prof. Michael Quante (left) and Prof. Koh Gabriel Kameda from Münster University of Music congratulate prize-winner Daehyeon Kang.<address>© Uni MS – MünsterView</address>
© Uni MS – MünsterView

Music student Daehyeon Kang receives DAAD Prize

Daehyeon Kang has been awarded the 2023 DAAD Prize by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) for his social and intercultural engagement as well as for his artistic achievements. A Korean by birth, Kang has been studying Music and Creativity, majoring in violin, at Münster University of Music since 2019.

<address>© Uni MS - Robert Matzke</address>
© Uni MS - Robert Matzke

Münster University implements measures for internationalization

Two years ago, Münster University adopted its new Internationalization Strategy and developed measures to achieve its goals. At an information event, Vice-Rector Prof. Dr Michael Quante and Dr Annika Hartmann, head of the project office for the implementation of the internationalization strategy, presented the process.

The University Rector Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels (l.) traveled to Cologne especially to congratulate the new Hufeland Prize winners Prof. Dr. Stefanie Weigel and Prof. Dr. Walter Heindel during the ceremony.<address>© M. Thürbach</address>
© M. Thürbach

Walter Heindel and Stefanie Weigel receive Hufeland Prize

For their work on the systematic early detection of breast cancer through mammography screening, Prof. Dr. Walter Heindel and Prof. Dr. Stefanie Weigel have received the Hufeland Foundation's award of 20,000 euros. In the presence of numerous top representatives of the German medical profession, the prestigious prize was awarded on October 12th in Cologne.

In the particles examined, the shape of the cluster depends on how strongly the orientation of the particles influences their propulsion speed.<address>© Copyright: S. Bröker et al. (2023), Physical Review Letters 131, 168203</address>
© Copyright: S. Bröker et al. (2023), Physical Review Letters 131, 168203

Unexpected behaviour discovered in active particles

Physicists have now shown that, depending on the extent to which the propulsion speed of active particles is dependent on their orientation, clusters in different shapes arise in many-particle systems. This might be a possible key to the realisation of programmable matter.

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