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International research team has, for the first time, detected traces of Freon-40 in a young stellar system and comets with Cologne participation / publication in "Nature Astronomy"

 

A research team with scientists from among others from Cambridge / Massachusetts, Copenhagen and Cologne has for the first time demonstrated a significant concentration of Freon-40 in a young star system about 400 years ago. The high-resolution images of the ALMA radiotelescopes in the Chilean Atacama desert as well as data from the ROSINA mass spectrometer from the Rosetta space mission served as a data basis.

 

The € 25,000 prize for university communication 2017 goes to the University of Cologne. 
This year, the prize was issued on the subject of "Knowledge for the Society: Presenting Higher Education Research". Universities pursue research on diverse, socially discussed topics. This is connected with the task of communicating with the various concerned and interested groups, feeding the results into the ongoing discussions by suitable means, and enabling people to participate in the social discourse in a qualified way. Faced with an increasing shift away from differentiated, fact-based disputes, the universities face growing challenges.

Prof Peter W. Marx is a German Theatre and Performace Studies Scholar. He holds the Chair of Theatre and Media Studies at the University pf Cologne where he functions also the director of its Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung. Prof Marx is recognized for his research on metropolitan culture at the beginning of the 20th century as well as on Max Reinhardt with an emphasis on Cultural Studies. In addition, his work focuses on contemporary theatre and Shakespeare in performance, particularly on “Hamlet“ as a figure of cultural mobility.

He is visiting Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, as a Guest Lecturer from 18-22 September 2017.

Public Talk by Prof Peter Marx:

For over 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. Currently, GIZ has over 330 employees in India, of whom 85 per cent are national personnel.

India is fast emerging as an economic and industrial power. It is a member of the ‘Group of Twenty’ (G20) as well as one of the five major emerging national economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Despite the country’s rapidly growing economy, poverty and other socio-economic issues remain a challenge. The burgeoning population and accelerated urbanisation in the country have resulted in an environment at risk and greenhouse gas emissions that continue to spiral upwards.

The focal areas of Indo-German cooperation currently are:

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the “Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC)” on 28.08.2017 in New Delhi. The main objective of this programme component is to improve the sector framework and conditions for grid integration of renewable energy in India. 

In the distinguished presence of Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India and Dr. Martin Ney, the German Ambassador to India, the agreement was signed at the Shram Shakti Bhawan, Ministry of Power, New Delhi by Dr Wolfgang Hannig, Country Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India and Mr A.N. Sharan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), located in Hamburg, Germany, offers fellowships to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary climate research. Our doctoral candidates contribute to the understanding of the Earth system through the application, evaluation and development of a spectrum of Earth system models at different levels of complexity and at various spatial and temporal scales. Emphasizing the physical system, the School encompasses the broader field of Earth sciences, including economics and social sciences. The IMPRS-ESM strives to attract a diversity of talented women and men from all nationalities to research in the Earth system sciences.

Applications are invited for DWIH regular activities to be conducted in calendar year 2016.

Eligibility: Only DWIH Consortium members are eligible to apply. In case the application form is not being submitted by local representative/board member of the DWIH consortium member, only applications certified by the local representative/board member will be considered. An applicant must ensure active participation from a minimum of two DWIH consortium members and at least one Indian institute/university. The participation from India and Germany is confined to mandate of DWIH New Delhi.

Deadline for receipt of application: Friday, 15 April 2016

The duly filled-in application form should be submitted to info@dwih.in, with “Application,” and the name of the applying institution in the subject line.

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) for the Advancement of Science is one of Germany's largest, independent, not-for-profit research organisations. In our 82 research institutes, more than 5.500 scientists conduct research of the highest caliber in the areas of natural sciences, bio-sciences, mathematics, astronomy, social sciences, and the humanities. Max Planck scientists carry out cutting-edge research at the frontiers of traditional and emerging research fields and claim no fewer than seventeen Nobel Prize Laureates among their ranks.

Monday, October 3, 2016 to Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Following the successful first Indo-German Start-up Bootcamp conducted in July 2016 in Berlin, GIZ together with their partners Bosch, World Resources Institute (WRI), Social Impact Lab, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Intellecap are geared to conduct the second Indo-German Start-up Bootcamp which will take place in India and will bring together entrepreneurs from India and Germany to explore cooperation and grow their social impact.

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