Wissenschaft & Forschung

When stars like our Sun use up all their fuel, they shrink to form white dwarfs. Sometimes such dead stars flare back to life in a super hot explosion and produce a fireball of X-ray radiation. A research team led by FAU has now been able to observe such an explosion of X-ray light for the very firs...

All life begins with a single cell. Cells divide and become specialised as an organism develops, but each cell nucleus contains the same genetic material. Our DNA is so tightly packed that it fits into the nucleus of every cell. Our genetic library is the source of products such as RNA and proteins ...

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved another new Collaborative Research Center/Transregio (SFB/TRR) at FAU, which also involves scientists from the Faculty of Sciences. The goal of  SFB/TRR 305 "Striking a moving target: From mechanisms of metastatic organ colonisation to novel systemic...

After three months of space flight, the time has finally come: The first pictures of the space telescope eROSITA, which FAU also designed components for, have arrived. Scientists were able to observe the Large Magellanic Cloud with the telescope’s seven X-ray detectors. With eROSITA, astronomers can...

Just under five years ago, an international team led by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) undertook to significantly increase the yield of the tropical cassava plant. The researchers in the ‘Cassava Source-Sink’ project are supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ...

An international team of glaciologists headed by ETH Zürich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) and including scientists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have provided a new estimate for the volume of ice in glaciers throughout th...