Prof. Ryan Gilmour<address>© private</address>
© private

Technion in Israel awards Ryan Gilmour

Prof. Ryan Gilmour from the Institute for Organic Chemistry at Münster University has been appointed "Prof. David Ginsburg Lecturer" at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology for the academic year 2020/21. The Institute annually selects an outstanding chemist from other research institutions to strengthen international cooperation in science and teaching.

Dr. Manuel van Gemmeren<address>© privat</address>
© privat

Emmy Noether Programme: 1.7 million euros for chemist

Dr. Manuel van Gemmeren, a chemist, convinced with his science: The German Research Foundation funds the junior scientist from the University of Münster with almost 1.7 million euros. This will enable him to set up his own research group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry over the next six years.

After five and a half years of conversion work, the Bible Museum will be displaying 1500 exhibits.<address>© WWU - MünsterView</address>
© WWU - MünsterView

On show – and specially conserved

With the Bible Museum, another popular institution of the University of Münster is opening its doors again after extensive renovation and extension work. The ceremonial opening will take place on 13 December as part of the "Long Friday" - both Bible museums will be open from 19.30 to 22.00 on this evening.


Dr. Eloisa Serrano<address>© WWU - Peter Dziemba</address>
© WWU - Peter Dziemba

Two chiral catalysts working hand in hand

The stereoisomers of a molecule can cause different effects in a biological system, which is important for the development of drugs. Chemists at Münster University have succeeded in developing a synthetic method that can produce different stereoisomers from identical starting materials. The study appeared in "Nature Catalysis".

Scientists examines the formation of earth.<address>© Public Library/Unsplash</address>
© Public Library/Unsplash

Transregional research center examines the formation of earth

Great success for the University of Münster: Together with Freie Universität Berlin, the Transregional Research Center "Late Accretion on Terrestrial Planets" will receive around nine million euros from the German Research Foundation for another four years. The spokesperson for the project is Prof. Dr. Thorsten Kleine from the Institute of Planetology at Münster University.

senseBox-Workshop at the Futurium in Berlin.<address>© Reedu GmbH und Co. KG</address>
© Reedu GmbH und Co. KG

SenseBox project receives millions in funding

The senseBox project receives around one million euros granted from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the "Open Photonik Pro" initiative. The senseBox is a kit for stationary and mobile measuring instruments and developed by scientists at the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Münster.

Prof. Jörg Kudla (Biology)<address>© WWU - Peter Grewer</address>
© WWU - Peter Grewer

Five researchers from Münster are highly cited

Five scientists from the University of Münster are among the world's most cited researchers: According to the annual citation ranking of the U.S. company Clarivate Analytics, Prof. Armido Studer, Prof. Frank Glorius, Prof. Ralf Adams, Prof. Helmut Baumgartner and Prof. Jörg Kudla are represented.

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.

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