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University of Freiburg researchers transcend the traditional boundaries between the disciplines, working together to advance scientific knowledge and work out solutions to the great challenges of the future.

 

Partying, flirting, feeling free

Partying, flirting, feeling free

Rural discotheques were a place of rebellion for many teenagers

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Invisible forces

Invisible forces

The physicist Horst Fischer seeks to prove the existence of dark matter

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Plant structures inspire cool concepts

Plant structures inspire cool concepts

Freiburg biomimetics specialists develop low-maintenance bioinspired shading systems for complex building facades

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Off to America!

Off to America!

During the 19th century many Germans dreamed of a better life on the other side of the Atlantic. They fled not only from war and poverty, but also from climate extremes

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The value of words

The value of words

Turkey imposes strict language policies - yet Kurdish is gaining recognition

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Reading under the Revolution

Reading under the Revolution

Mao Zedong dictated to the people what they were to read – but the masses discovered forbidden literature

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Unclarified constants

Unclarified constants

“Suffering” and “pain” are key concepts in medicine – to this day, doctors have disagreed about what they actually mean

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Quest for perfect crystal goes celestial

Quest for perfect crystal goes celestial

University of Freiburg researchers commission astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to grow crystals

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Humans learn – machines do, too

Humans learn – machines do, too

Wolfram Burgard develops intelligent, autonomous systems – his algorithms for self-driving robots continue to be the gold standard

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Light in the black box

Light in the black box

Biologist Ilka Diester investigates region of brain that controls motor skills

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