Dr. Kolassa received the DeGPT Award

Dr. Iris-Tatjana Kolassa received the DeGPT Award of the Falk-von-Reichenbach Foundation (German Society for Psychotraumatology) amounting to EUR 1.750. Dr. Kolassa was honored for three studies including “A deletion variant of the α2b-adrenoceptor is related to emotional memory in Europeans and Africans”. This collaborative project of Iris-Tatjana Kolassa with Prof. Dr. Dominique de Quervain (University of Zurich) resulted from the Mentorship Program sponsored by the Zukunftskolleg in 2006. The…

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Press Release: First Formal Epistemology Festival

Konstanz, July 28-30, 2008

The background for the first Formal Epistemology Festival on Conditionals and Ranking Functions in Konstanz, Germany, was the 40th anniversary of Robert Stalnaker’s A Theory of Conditionals and the 20th anniversary of Wolfgang Spohn’s Ordinal Conditional Functions. A Dynamic Theory of Epistemic States. Besides the organizers Franz Huber, Eric Swanson, and Jonathan Weisberg, the other speakers were Igor Douven, David Etlin, Anthony Gillies, Alan Hájek, Hannes Leitgeb,…

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Press Release: Summer School 2008: Observing and Understanding Earth

Twenty-eight researchers from twelve countries met from July 13 to 20, 2008 at Konstanz for the international Zukunftskolleg summer school “Observing and Understanding Earth: Making the Most of Environmental Measurements” organized by Dr. Marc von Hobe from Forschungszentrum Jülich. “Environmental problems – particularly global climate change – are an ever growing challenge to humankind. Efforts to overcome this challenge and our endeavour to build a sustainable future require a thorough…

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New Zukunftskolleg Fellows

The first call for application has successfully been finished. The Zukunftskolleg commission has selected seven applicants as new fellows of the Zukunftskolleg, as listed below:

  • Helen Gunter, Department of Biology; previously: University of Queensland; since December 2007 University of Konstanz
  • Julia Jones, Department of Biology; previously: University of Sydney; since March 2008 University of Konstanz
  • Shujun Li, Department of Information Science; until now: FernUniversität Hagen
  • Marilena…
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