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Zu Gast in der Region

Eine Informationsveranstaltung für Studieninteressierte der MINT-Fächer, ein Festvortrag zu magnetischen Datenspeichern und die Verleihung der renommierten Auszeichnungen der Manfred Ulmer-Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft sind die Highlights des 40. Regionalen Wissenschaftsforums.

Curveball at the microscopic scale

The Magnus effect causes the curved trajectory of spinning footballs or tennis balls, and it can even be used for the propulsion of ships. A team of physicists led by Clemens Bechinger have now documented, for the first time, the existence of the Magnus effect at the microscopic scale.

Whether you are familiar with the Magnus effect or not, you have certainly often made use of it, e.g. when kicking a curveball or putting spin on a tennis ball. The Flettner rotor even employs this principle to…


Airbus Forschungspreis Claude Dornier für zwei an der Universität Konstanz betreute Dissertationen

Puzzling glass vibrations

How glass dampens sound: Researchers at the University of Konstanz solve a physics mystery – by rediscovering a discarded theory

Trillionths of a second

Physicists at the University of Konstanz generate one of the shortest signals ever produced by humans: Using paired laser pulses, they succeeded in compressing a series of electron pulses to a numerically analyzed duration of only 0.000000000000000005 seconds.

The world's fastest electron microscope

Researchers at the University of Konstanz have succeeded for the first time in filming the interactions of light and matter in an electron microscope with attosecond time resolution.

Transfer zum gegenseitigen Nutzen

Alfred Leitenstorfer und sein Team erhalten gemeinsam mit TOPTICA Photonics den Technologietransferpreis der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft

Two-dimensional nanoparticles with great potential

A German-Chinese research team with participants from the University of Konstanz has discovered how catalysts and many other nanoplatelets can be produced in an environmentally friendly way from readily available materials and in sufficient quantities.