Prof Armido Studer from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Münster receives the Paracelsus Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society. He is honoured for his work in the field of radical chemistry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every year, many young people come to the University of Münster, from abroad, to begin their studies. How have the students settled down in the city? Four international students talk about their initial impressions of the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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