Klaus Boldt receives DFG Grant

We congratulate Klaus Boldt, Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg since April 2015 and affiliated with the Department of Chemistry, on receiving a DFG Grant worth 218.450 euros.

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“The science of tomorrow”

On the occasion of the Zukunftskolleg´s tenth anniversary Giovanni Galizia (Director of the Zukunftskolleg), Jennifer Randerath (Research Fellows/Dept. of Psychology) and Dennis Pingen (Postdoctoral Fellow/Dept. of Chemistry) were interviewed within the series “In dialogue”.

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We welcome Udith Dematagoda to the Zukunftskolleg

We are proud to welcome our first new Fellow from our 12th call for applications to the Zukunftskolleg: Udith Dematagoda has started his Postdoctoral Fellowship in December. For the next two years, he will be part of our community and work on his research project "Machine Men, Machine Minds, Machine Heart: Masculinity, Technology and Fascist Modernities". Udith is associated with the Department of Literature.

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Awardening of Fellowships

This year, the Zukunftskolleg had issued calls for applications for 5-year Research Fellowships, a 5-year Hector Pioneer Fellowship as well as for 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships.

On two meetings in October and in November/December, the Recruitment Committee selected the candidates.

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Habilitation for Tanja Rinker

Congratulations to Tanja Rinker! She passed her habilitation and received the double venia legendi in German Linguistics and German as Second Language at the University of Tübingen.

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Mentorship winners

We congratulate the winners of the latest Mentorship call and welcome them as new Associated Fellows of the Zukunftskolleg.

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Happy Birthday!

The Zukunftskolleg has established effective structures for the promotion of junior researchers since 1 November 2007.

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Substitute Professorship for Doris Penka and Sven Lauer

Doris Penka (Research Fellow/Dept. of Linguistics) and Sven Lauer (Postdoctoral Fellow/Dept. of Linguistics) have accepted and share a substitute professorship for General Linguistics with a focus on Semantics at the University of Konstanz in winter term 2017/18.

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The potential for a revolution

Dr Carolin Antos is awarded a Freigeist Fellowship from the Volkswagen Foundation for examining the effects of the forcing technique on the foundations of mathematics

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Interdisciplinary Joint Publication

"Linguistics and Philosophy" recently published the article "Number word constructions, degree semantics and the metaphysics of degrees" of Doris Penka (Research Fellow/Dept. of Linguistics) and Brendan Balcerak Jackson (Alumni/Dept. of Philosophy)

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Joint Publication of Tanja Rinker and Valerie Shafer

Tanja Rinker, Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg associated with the Department of Linguistics, and Valerie Shafer, Senior Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg, co-published a paper with Markus Kiefer, Nancy Vidal, and Yan H. Yu titled "T-complex measures in bilingual Spanish-English and Turkish-German children and monolingual peers".

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