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Universal Three-body Relation

Universal Three-body Relation

When a two-body relation becomes a three-body relation, the behaviour of the system changes and typically becomes more complex. While the basic physics of two interacting particles is well understood, the mathematical description of a three- or many-body system becomes increasingly difficult, such that calculating the dynamics can blast the capacities of even modern super computers. More Universal Three-body Relation

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko – neither ball nor potato

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko – neither ball nor potato

Comets have irregular and rather potato-like shapes – this is a well-known fact. But the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, on which the Philae lander is scheduled to descend in November 2014, has an unexpected shape. More Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko – neither ball nor potato

Socio-economic change more of a problem for nomads than climate change

Socio-economic change more of a problem for nomads than climate change

Socio-economic change could have a much bigger impact than climate change on grazing lands in the world’s arid regions. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Cologne, who simulated ecological and social factors in a computer model. More Socio-economic change more of a problem for nomads than climate change

Excessive cell growth causes stress

Excessive cell growth causes stress

A protein that drives the development of cancer. A second protein that suppresses the harmful activity of the first: this could open up new paths for treatment, as explained by a Würzburg research group in the journal “Nature”. More Excessive cell growth causes stress

Call for Applications of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Universität Regensburg

Call for Applications of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Universität Regensburg

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a cooperative venture organized by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and the Universität Regensburg. The School is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative and started in November 2012. More Call for Applications of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Universität Regensburg