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Pantoffeltierchen How Paramecium protozoa claw their way to the top

The ability to swim upwards – towards the sun and food supplies – is vital for many aquatic microorganisms. Exactly how they are able to differentiate between above and below in often murky waters is still not understood today. An extremely simple trick of physics involving the self-organised balancing of two forces could offer a reliable and effective explanation of this phenomenon. This has been demonstrated by an international research team headed by Clemens Bechinger from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Stuttgart. Mehr...

Big Data Future questions regarding data processing

Under the auspices of Prof. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research, the 44 th annual meeting of Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) is taking place from 22 nd until 26 th September 2014 on the Vaihingen campus of the University of Stuttgart. The complexity of the data as well as the complexity of the systems and applications are the major themes of the conference that goes by the motto of “Big Data – Mastering Complexity“. Informatik-Forum Stuttgart e.V. (infos) is conducting the event on behalf of GI. Over 1,000 participants are expected, including numerous top-class representatives from science, business and politics. Mehr...

e-Bürgerbustauglicher Minibus University of Stuttgart investigates electrically operated citizens’ buses

Scientists from the Institute of Business Administration and the Institute of Railway and Transportation Engineering at the University of Stuttgart are jointly investigating along with other partners from the region to what extent local public transport can be improved in the countryside through active citizens’ involvement and the use of electric mobility. The starting signal for the project “e-Bürgerbus” (electric citizens’ bus), planned to last two years, will be given in a kick-off event on 22 nd September at 6 pm in the town hall of the trial municipality of Salach/ District of Göppingen. Mehr...

Klimagerechtes Bauen Winning project in the competition “Advancement through Education“

With its Internet-based online Master courses of study, the University of Stuttgart already created an innovative range of opportunities for further education for the working population at an early stage. Now the spectrum of subjects is to be extended by the new online Master course of study “Climate and Culture-Friendly Architecture”. The University of Stuttgart is receiving 570,000 Euros for designing and structuring the new program in the framework of the competition “ Advancement through Education: Open Universities” from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The course of study is to commence from the winter semester 2017/18. Mehr...

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