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Not only proteins, but also RNA molecules could have contributed to important catalytic functions during the creation of life.
We usually imagine comet impacts as a threat and not as the source of life. But perhaps they were precisely that.
On holiday, on business trips or as migrants in a foreign country: people who speak English will more often than not be able to make themselves understood. However, English does not equal English.
English linguist Prof Dr Christiane Meierkord explains in our interview if Standard English has a future or if specific varieties will prevail.
He has achieved ground-breaking success in the field of spectroscopy. Taiwanese academic Yuan-Pern Lee is now bringing his expertise with him to RUB.
Hearing aids are meant to transmit speech intelligibly – even if it is loud in the environment. Bochum-based researchers have gained new insights to support the development of better devices.
In the past, anyone who wanted to belong to the cultural elite had to study Latin. A lot has changed since then. However, Latin has not disappeared, far from it.
The cause of this disease had not been identified until a painstaking search was carried out by Bochum-based doctors. Yet many questions pertaining to the underlying mechanisms have still remained open.
Economists barely communicate in natural language anymore. Thus, economics cannot do justice to relevant question of society, according to Michael Roos who advocates a change to the underlying ideology.
Mathematics has become the centrepiece of modern economics. Some people celebrate that as progress. Others caution that it constrains thinking processes.
What will happen to the buildings above ground if a tunnel boring machine moves beneath them? Engineers calculate the answer to this question using artificial intelligence.
The Cluster of Excellence Resolv will receive the boost of an inter-institutional professorship, to expand laser spectroscopy technology within the research field of solvation science.
In his PhD thesis, Patrick Friedrich investigates the causes of differences in the brain activity of different individuals. In the process, he pushes the boundaries of scientific methods.
The brain generates spoken words effortlessly. Yet the underlying brain activity differs from person to person. Why is that?
Without intensive fundamental research, it will never be possible to successfully combat illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s. Simon Ebbinghaus has now been honoured in the USA for his contribution to research.
How many atoms are necessary to write the acronym of Ruhr-Universität Bochum?
The Resolv team gives insights into their Excellence Strategy for Solvation Science.
The European Research Council is supporting the catalyst research of Bochum-based scientist Beatriz Roldán Cuenya. Ultimately, this could help to use climate-damaging CO2 in a sensible way.
Every year, RUB invites its international guests to send in their praise, criticism and suggestions for improvement.
Efficiently producing and storing energy – such as for implanted medical systems – is a challenge for our society. A biocatalyst-polymer system could take on both tasks at once.