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Plasma research, neuroscience, materials science – what are the reasons why researchers choose exactly those topics? Our series gives some insights.
Isabel Pietka is an avid physicist. And just an avid supporter of early career researchers. As co-organizer of an early career conference, she knows how important it is to be allowed to make and to learn from mistakes.
Be it World of Warcraft or pornography: it's easy to get lost in the digital world. Stephanie Antons is researching how problematic addictive behaviour can develop from media consumption.
“This young field of research leaves a lot of room for groundbreaking input to science,” claims the senior researcher and lab manager. Most specifically, he enjoys the interdisciplinary nature of plasma research.
PhD student Teslin Thomas is fascinated by solid-state physics, by how properties are created and by how they change in certain types of materials.
Time and again, astrophysicist Sophie Aerdker is thrilled when experimental results confirm previously calculated models. But equally so when they don’t.
She’s a member of the Extinction Network and has already completed stations at all three campuses of the University Alliance Ruhr. Franziska Labrenz researches the multiple factors that affect our pain perception.
In this interview, Linhoff, a postdoctoral researcher in astroparticle physics, talks about his fascination for the Universe.
“We live in a world where energy demand is rising day by day”, says Vineetha Vinayakumar. That’s why the materials scientist focuses on developing efficient and environment-friendly ways to produce hydrogen.
How does stress affect our emotions and cognitive abilities? Dr. Valerie Jentsch focuses on these research questions. In addition, she supports early career researchers in the SFB 1280.
The PhD student is fascinated by the connection between body and brain, between behavior and thinking.
Abbas El Moussawi is a PhD student in the DFG Research Group 2284. He works with lasers, mirrors and cameras, analyzing what happens inside reactors that are used to create materials with new, unusual properties.
“I want my research to have impact,” says the PhD student. That’s why he prefers to work on topics that help to solve the pressing questions of our time. And he does so with a lot of enthusiasm.
Which neural processes are happening in the brain when we feel pain? And how does one's own perception of pain affect one's compassion for the suffering of others? This is what Dr. Helena Hartmann has investigated.