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Probing supernovas and the origins of matter

Inside the water tank shielding the GERDA experiment from outside radiation. Tübingen students and researchers have installed photosensors inside this mirrored tank which alert scientists to cosmic rays. Photo: Kai Freund, University of Tübingen

€1.9m for Tübingen astrophysicists in three outstanding international projects


Winding up the most accurate clock in the world

Professor Hidetoshi Katori. Photo: Friedhelm Albrecht/University of Tübingen

Excellence Initiative brings Distinguished Professor Hidetoshi Katori to Tübingen for 3 years


The last of the Gomphotheres

Researchers at work in the Sonora Desert, Mexico. Photos: Susan Mentzer/University of Tübingen

Earliest humans in North America hunted now-extinct elephant-like creatures, say University of Arizona and Tübingen researchers


Glowing red in the big blue

The tropical striped triplefin Helcogramma striata is one of the most strongly fluorescent fish in the tropics. Individuals at a depth of 20m glow more than six times brighter than their relatives living above them at a depth of 5m.  Photo: Nico K. Michiels

Fluorescing fish create their own mobile red light districts – the deeper the fish, the brighter the light, say Tübingen researchers


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