It contributed to a whole new perception of nature and yet soon became an environmental problem: How automobility changed people’s relationship to the environment and how this is reflected in American road literature is the subject of the ERC project of literary scholar Timo Müller, professor of American studies at the University of Konstanz.
Elise Richter prize for Anne Kraume: The Deutscher Romanistenverband (DRV) recognizes the Konstanz-based literary scholar for her habilitation thesis on the transatlantic connections in the works of fray Servando Teresa de Mier (1763-1827) on the eve of Latin American independence.
Many alien plant species in Europe and the Americas originate from their own continent, especially from low-latitude regions. The problem could be exacerbated by climate change. This is the conclusion an international research team led by biologists from Konstanz reach in their current study.
Whether infrastructure such as the supply of water is sustainable and how many people benefit from it depends on more than just technical factors. The decisive role cultural dimensions play in the context of infrastructure is one of the core topics that researchers at the Centre for Cultural Inquiry (ZKF) at the University of Konstanz are investigating.
Pioneering work in law and computer science project: using a logic-based model to automatically test company purchase agreements for inconsistencies. The project is conducted at the Centre for Human | Data | Society at the University of Konstanz.
The Magnus effect causes the curved trajectory of spinning footballs or tennis balls, and it can even be used for the propulsion of ships. A team of physicists led by Clemens Bechinger have now documented, for the first time, the existence of the Magnus effect at the microscopic scale.
Shadow profiles in social networks contain information about people who are not members. At the moment, shadow profiles are almost impossible to prevent using technical means, pose a collective problem for society and are a matter that has gone virtually unregulated so far. This is where the Centre for Human | Data | Society at the University of Konstanz brings its perspective to the table: "Individual solutions will not fully protect our privacy."