Researchers from Freie Universität study floating particles in the atmosphere and develop measurement methods
He is 68 years old; she is 28. For more than 20 years now, they have teamed up to take to the air in service to science: meteorologist Carsten Lindemann and a Cessna 207 Turbo. The aircraft, dubbed the Airborne Research Platform, carries Lindemann and the researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences at Freie Universität on flights at altitudes of up to 6,000 meters. One of their missions: to study tiny floating particles in the atmosphere, one of the most important factors in climate change.
Freie Universität and Topography of Terror Documentation Center sign cooperation agreement and launch joint education program
“Voices of Victims at the Site of the Perpetrators” is the title of the new education program on the Nazi period to be developed and implemented jointly between Freie Universität Berlin and the Topography of Terror foundation. A cooperation agreement to this end has been signed by Professor Peter-André Alt, president of Freie Universität, and Professor Andreas Nachama, managing director of Topography of Terror. The goal of the project is to provide young visitors to the Topography of Terror Documentation Center with access to films of interviews with contemporary witnesses and, in particular, to give them an opportunity to examine how the victims viewed the perpetrators.
Researchers at Freie Universität discover genes that boost crop yields
“Less is more” is an apt motto to describe recent findings by plant researchers at the Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin that could break new ground in plant cultivation: The research group headed by Professor Thomas Schmülling and Junior Professor Tomàš Werner has been able to show that targeted deactivation of genes that break down the hormone cytokinin triggers a sharp rise in seed yields.