A cleaner wrasse interacts with its reflection in a mirror placed on the outside of the aquarium glass. Note that the mirror itself cannot be seen in this photo because the aquarium glass itself becomes reflective at the viewing angle of the camera, according to Snell’s law. This is not the case for the fish itself, which sees the aquarium glass as transparent because of its direct viewing angle. Copyright: Alex Jordan

Are fish aware of themselves?

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, the University of Konstanz, and Osaka City University report that cleaner wrasse respond to their reflection

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Luftaufnahme vom Konstanzer Trichter

Die Auswirkungen Künstlicher Intelligenz

Ein Studierendenteam der Universität und Hochschule Konstanz sowie der Musikhochschule Trossingen wurde von der Initiative „Wissenschaft im Dialog“ für ihr Konzept zu Künstlicher Intelligenz ausgezeichnet

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What actually are core facilities?

"Core facilities are centres that make it easier to carry out research." This is how Professor Elisa May, the director of the Bioimaging Centre (BIC) at the University of Konstanz, describes the twenty infrastructure installations at the University of Konstanz. Read our online magazine to find out more about the unique features of these shared equipment centres in Konstanz.

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A three-month-old fox enjoys a pat from its human carer. This docile, friendly fox is the result of a 60-year breeding experiment at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, in Novosibirsk, Siberia. Copyright: The Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia

How to tame a fox

In a public talk hosted by the University of Konstanz, the prize-winning author Lee Alan Dugatkin will present his critically-acclaimed popular science book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)”, the story of the most astonishing breeding experiment ever undertaken.

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