Afrikanische Bunbarsche (aus dem Tanganyikasee, Malawisee und Victoriasee) mit horizontalen Streifenmustern, die die sich wiederholende (konvergente) Evolution illustrieren.

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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Schematische Darstellung des neuen Spin Qubits bestehend aus vier Elektronen (rot) mit  ihren Spins (blau) in der umgebenden Halbleiterstruktur (grau).

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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Aleida und Jan Assmann. Copyright: Corinna Assmann

Two voices for peace

University of Konstanz researchers Aleida and Jan Assmann have been honoured with the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

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