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Den Schrecken verloren: Einen Tag nach der Grenzöffnung am 9. November 1989 ist die Berliner Mauer am Brandenburger Tor ein beliebter Ort für ausgelassenes und friedliches Feiern. Für Ost- und Westberliner gleichermaßen.

The Youngest Victim Was Six Months Old

The Forschungsverbund SED-Staat at Freie Universität is studying all deaths that occurred at the border between West and East Germany

The daily report issued by the East German border police on March 14, 1953, reported that a soldier named Hans-Joachim S., from the town of Ballenstedt, had deserted across the border strip to West Germany at about 7:00 p.m. the previous day, taking his weapon with him. The document says the flight “could not be prevented by the patrol commander using his firearm.”

Anhand von Baumjahresringen können Geowissenschaftler das Klima vergangener Jahrhunderte rekonstruieren.

The Memory of Trees

Freie Universität graduate honored with the German Research Foundation (DFG) Bernd Rendel Prize

As witnesses to centuries of climate history, very old trees supply geoscience researchers with insight into the weather during bygone eras. Mandy Freund, a graduate of Freie Universität, used tree rings to reconstruct the European climate of the past in her master’s thesis.

Kreativ: Die Lehrerfortbildungsgruppe „Pro-Nawi“ präsentiert ihr naturwissenschaftliches Märchenbuch.

Experimentation with the Frog Prince

In the PROFILES project, chemistry educators and teachers are developing science instruction materials for school kids

Clad in white lab coats, with protective goggles over their eyes, a group of seventh graders watch eagerly as a shelled egg slowly squeezes through an opening in a bottle, as if propelled by magic, after they have cooled the vessel with ice water. The potential junior scientists engage in lively discussion of what physical effect could be behind this.

Last Update: Jul 04, 2013