Colourful cichlids with horizontal stripes living in the large African lakes Malawi, Victoria and Tanganjika illustrate the repeating (convergent) process of evolution.

Evolution does repeat itself after all: How evolution lets stripes come and go

A team of evolutionary biologists from the University of Konstanz, headed by Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer, discovers the genetic basis for the repeated evolution of colour patterns. The findings about the stripes of the especially diverse species of East-African cichlid fishes explain how evolution can repeat itself at record speed. The study is published in the current “Science” magazine.

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Schematic representation of the new spin qubit consisting of four electrons (red) with their spins (blue) in their semiconductor environment (grey).

Shielded quantum bits

A theoretical concept to realize quantum information processing has been developed by Professor Guido Burkard and his team of physicists at the University of Konstanz. The study was published in the current issue of the journal “Physical Review Letters”.

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Baden-Württembergs Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer (links) führte Rektorin Kerstin Krieglstein (Mitte) in ihr Amt ein. Gast im Audimax war auch Nese Erikli, eine Alumna der Universität Konstanz, die für Bündnis 90/Die Grünen im Stuttgarter Landtag den Wahlkreis Konstanz vertritt.

Dies academicus

Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer führte Rektorin Kerstin Krieglstein am 19. Oktober 2018 in der akademischen Feierstunde ins Amt ein

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