uni'kon #79: Freiheit

For 75 years, the German Basic Law has provided a solid basis for our democracy, guaranteeing us freedom in many areas. Read what our researchers say on the various facets of freedom in the latest edition of uni'kon.

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The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany and has been successful in the German Excellence competition since 2006. Our two Clusters of Excellence Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour and The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation and Policies stand for our interdisciplinary and internationally oriented cutting-edge research.

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Hidden object picture drawn in black on a sea-blue background with robot, hamster, head, fish, moth and much more.

Exzellent gefragt!

What exactly is swarm intelligence? How do politicians make decisions, and how do animal swarms? Can the use of AI in the workplace succeed? On July 18, 2024, scientists from the two Konstanz Clusters of Excellence will answer your questions.

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Chemistry inspired by one-pot cooking

Is it possible to create a new class of materials from very different substances using the "one-pot synthesis" approach? Chemists at the University of Konstanz explain how they enable the synthesis of such novel materials.

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Plague of locusts in Kenya. Countless locusts in one place.

Following your nose into the swarm

Locusts adapt their sense of smell to better detect sparse food sources in crowded swarms of up to billion animals, as researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz discovered. They published their results in the journal Nature Communication.

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