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Category: Faculty of Sciences, Research

The Faculty of Sciences awards a prize to an outstanding young female researcher every year by funding a position for a postdoctoral project or equivalent research project that is particularly worthy of funding. The recipient is awarded staff funding for a position (50% TVL E13) for setting up or ex...

Category: Geozentrum Nordbayern, Research

Approximately 500 million years ago, the evolution of a mineralised vertebrate skeleton had a knock-on effect, causing many new species to emerge, which in turn conquered new habitats. But how exactly did the skeleton develop? A palaeontologist at FAU is now researching this question in a project fu...

Category: Geozentrum Nordbayern, Research

Coralline red algae have existed for 130 million years, in other words since the Cretaceous Period, the time of the dinosaurs. At least this was the established view of palaeontologists all over the world until now. However, this classification will now have to be revised after fossils discovered by...

Category: Events, Studying

Zombies, Aliens and Dinosaurs are not everyday topics in class at the Faculty of Sciences. However, it is time for FAU's first International Science Slam! Six MSc students have prepared entertaining presentations that will show how those (fantasy) creatures relate to the subjects studied at the Facu...