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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Aleida and 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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Bodenseeufer mit dem Limnologischen Institut und dem Campus der Universität Konstanz im Hintergrund

Für intakte Seeufer

Interdisziplinäres Forschungsprojekt „HyMoBioStrategie“ zu den Auswirkungen der durch Menschen verursachten Veränderungen in der Uferzone des Bodensees stellt Ergebnisse vor

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