It has been an exciting first year since the Collaborative Research Centre "Fluctuations and Nonlinearities in Classical and Quantum Matter beyond Equilibrium" has been launched to explore one of the fundamental characteristics of the world around us – noise.
Interdisciplinary symposium in the Konstanz Inselhotel on the relationship between climate, energy, ecology and society – Professor Gerd Ganteför from the University of Konstanz brings together renowned experts
Learning from others can mitigate risk aversion, even if the others we learn from tend to avoid risky, but profitable decisions themselves. This is shown in mathematical modelling and large-scale online experiments by the social psychologists Dr Wataru Toyokawa and Professor Wolfgang Gaissmaier from the University of Konstanz.
Dr. Yuko Ulrich, a biologist from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, convinced the jury with her research on the interaction between social organization and disease resistance in social insects.
Biologist Christian Voolstra from the University of Konstanz receives the Mid-Career Scientist Award of the International Coral Reef Society (ICRS) for his research on protecting corals from the impacts of climate change. At the University of Konstanz, Voolstra heads the research team Genetic Adaptation in Aquatic Systems.