Abb. 1: abstract picture of crowds


How we navigate through crowds

Our brain has its own GPS and it helps us navigate by detecting the movements of the people around us.

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Abb. 1: Human mesenchymal stem cells were differentiated into fat cells and the fat vacuoles were stained:  stem cells and their differentiation products contain specific fatty sweet surface structures (glycolipids) that help distinguish them from each other.

Profiling of fatty sweet molecules on cell surfaces

New method enables measurement of glycolipids; now their relevance in cancer will be investigated

27.10.2022 | [weiter]

Main Building University of Vienna

Top positions in the THE Subject Ranking

The University of Vienna is again ranked in nine of eleven categories in this year’s THE World University Rankings by subject. In all nine categories, the University ranks among the top 200 universities worldwide.

27.10.2022 | [weiter]

Main building of the University of Vienna

ERC Synergy Grant for shining light on the interplay between gravity and the quantum world

"GRAVITES" – exploring how quantum entangled particles gravitate

25.10.2022 | [weiter]

Black Locust, a tree native to North America

European colonial legacy is still visible in today’s alien floras

The movement of species around the globe has lasting impacts on biodiversity and human livelihoods far into the future

17.10.2022 | [weiter]

A hand holding a smartphone showing a poltical advertisment in a social media feed

How much algorithm can democracy take?

Communication scientists study the effect of microtargeting in political campaigning

12.10.2022 | [weiter]

Abb. 1: A scheme showing the relationships of biological nitrification inhibition in the rhizisphere, improved nitrogen use efficiency and plant productivity, resistance, yield and quality.

How farmers could fertilize more efficiently

Crops can directly contribute to improved nitrogen fertilization efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture

11.10.2022 | [weiter]

Abb.1: Syngonium hastiferum with numerous plant bug pollinators

From foe to friend: harmful insects can become pollinators

Tracing a possible origin of animal pollination

06.10.2022 | [weiter]

Anton Zeilinger working on an experiment

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Anton Zeilinger

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the Austrian quantum physicist Anton Zeilinger (77), Emeritus Professor at the University of Vienna. This was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, 4 October 2022, in Stockholm. The Nobel Prize was jointly awarded to...

04.10.2022 | [weiter]