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  • Usage of Solar Energy for the Bioelectrocatalysis – Photobiohybrid Eletrodes for the Light-Driven Synthesis of Valuable Substances (II, SP B)

    Zouni, Athina, PD Dr. (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)

    Duration of project: 02/2018 - 01/2021

    Financer: BMBF

    The aims of the Tandem-project are light-triggered electrodes for efficient energy conversion. In the frame of the prolonged period of work it is planned to increase the efficiency of photobio-electrodes and also to couple them with enzymatic convers ...

  • Urban Tipping Points: Understanding Interaction Between Changing Land Use Patterns, Biodiversity and Economic Consequences To Enhance Liveable Cities (UTiP)

    Haase, Dagmar, Prof. Dr. (Landscape Ecology and Biogeography)

    Duration of project: 06/2017 - 05/2018

    Financer: BMBF

    Urban ecosystems and related ecosystem services (e.g. climate regulation, recreation experiences, habitats for species) and biodiversity provide an important basis for the sustainable development of cities. They are an essential component for human w ...

  • Understanding the Role of Material Stock Patterns for the Transformation to a Sustainable Society - MAT_STOCKS

    Hostert, Patrick, Prof. Dr. (Geomatics)

    Duration of project: 03/2018 - 02/2023

    Financer: Europäische Union (EU) - HU als Beteiligte

    Material stocks such as buildings, infrastructures and machinery, in combination with biophysical resource flows (materials and energy), deliver services to society. Material stocks are of crucial importance for sustainability due to their eminent so ...

  • Trees as Indicators of the Urban Heat Island

    Schneider, Christoph, Prof. Dr. (Climate Geography)

    Duration of project: 06/2017 - 10/2018

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The project ‚Bäume als Indikatoren für die urbane Wärmeinsel (BIWi)‘ (= ‚Trees as Indicators of the Urban Heat Island') comprises a pilot study for generating and analysing chronologies of different tree ring parameters (tree-ring width, pointer year ...

  • Similarity Search for Richly Annotated Structured Patient Cases

    Starlinger, Johannes, (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of project: 10/2016 - 09/2019

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Process-enhanced similarity search has a big potential to improve knowledge discovery and decision support in a number of disciplines, and especially in clinical medicine. Currently, the potential can not be exploited due to a lack of algorithms for ...

  • Photoswitchable Organocatalysts

    Hecht, Stefan, Prof. (Organic Chemistry and Functional Materials)

    Duration of project: 03/2009 - 08/2011

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The combination of photochromism and molecular property changes promises an exquisite external control over chemical function with high temporal and spatial resolution. The development of photoswitchable catalysts, which possess two optically indepen ...

  • Multi-particle contribution to hadronic correlation functions using Chiral Perturbation Theory

    Bär, Oliver, PD Dr. (Theoretical Physics / Phenomenology of Elementary Particles beyond the Standard Model)

    Duration of project: 02/2017 - 02/2020

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Current and future lattice QCD simulations with physically light pion masses face new challenges. Multi-particle states with one or more pions are expected to cause sizable multi-particle-state contaminations in hadronic correlation functions, leadin ...

  • Long Term Analysis of a Trajectory to Investigate the Impact of a Metropolis on Its Waterbodies From the Ecological and Historical Point of View

    Winklhöfer, Karin, Dr. rer. nat. (Evolution of Organismic Systems)

    Duration of project: 10/2011 - 06/2012

    Financer: Mittelgeber international

    Investigation and comparisson of the impact of metropolian areas on rivers with low discharge. Compared were the cities of Milan, Berlin, Paris and Brussels during the time period 1860 to 2010. We focussed on ecological impact, administrative and pol ...

  • Impact of urban climate effects and emissions on air quality, and scientific application of the urban climate model PALM-4U (AusSEn)

    Schneider, Christoph, Prof. Dr. (Climate Geography)

    Duration of project: 10/2019 - 12/2022

    Financer: BMBF

    In the second phase of the programme "Urban Climate under Change" subproject 2 (TP2) will support the general objective to further develop PALM-4U into a practical urban climate model and to establish it in fields of application. The project ‘Impact ...

  • Elucidation of the self-repair mechanism of the light-driven water oxidation in photosystem II (PSII): Crystallization of the Mn-depleted PSII and its structural/functional analysis

    Zouni, Athina, PD Dr. (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)

    Duration of project: 11/2012 - 10/2017

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    Photosystem II (PSII) of oxygenic photosynthesis has the unique capability of utilizing visible light to oxidize water at the Mn4CaO5-cluster (the water oxidizing complex, WOC). Important progress in elucidating the molecular structure of the WOC has ...

  • Elucidation of the photo-assembly mechanism of the light-driven water oxidizing complex in photosystem II

    Zouni, Athina, PD Dr. (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)

    Duration of project: 11/2017 - 12/2018

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    Oxygen photosynthesis in green plants, algae and cyanobacteria is catalyzed by the two large membrane protein complexes Photosystem I (PSI) and Photosystem II (PSII). Both complexes contain a reaction center (RC) that conducts a light-driven charge t ...

  • Elucidating the Function in Plant Iron Homeostasis and Transport of the VTL Family of Vacuolar Membrane Proteins

    Buckhout, Thomas John, Prof. Ph.D. (Applied Botany)

    Duration of project: 07/2016 - 09/2018

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    In this project we will pursue the investigation of the functions of VTL proteins in iron homeostasis and to establish whether the VTL transporters are suitable tools for increasing the iron storage capacity in plants. The following goals will be pur ...

  • Dynamic Response of Glaciers in the Qilian Shan to Climate Change (Dyn-Q)

    Schneider, Christoph, Prof. Dr. (Climate Geography)

    Duration of project: 04/2018 - 06/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Knowledge on glacier and melt water variability is crucial for sustainable water supply in Central Asia since they function as water towers for millions of people. The Qilian Shan, located in the most north-eastern part of the Tibetan Plateau, on the ...

  • Dr. Saeideh Edalati-Boostan – Theoretical and experimental study of optical properties of 2D material heterostructures

    Draxl, Claudia, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. (Theoretical Physics / Solid State Theory)

    Duration of project: 07/2018 - 01/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    As light-based technologies have become indispensable in our modern world, demand for high-performing novel optical materials is growing and optimization of optical devices with respect to energy efficiency and cost effectiveness receives much attent ...

  • Dinosaurs in Berlin! The Brachiosaurus Brancai – a Political, Scientific, and Popular Icon

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of project: 01/2016 - 10/2017

    Financer: BMBF

    Since more than eight decades one of the worldwide most prominent scientific objects towers above Berlin: the Brachiosaurus brancai. This fossilized dinosaur was excavated by a team of palaeontologists of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin in the forme ...

  • Digital geographies: geodata – code - society

    Füller, Henning, (Cultural and Social Geography)

    Duration of project: 05/2019 - 04/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    The so-called „digitization of society“ is one of the largest challenges of our times. One core characteristic of digitization is the increasing production, storage and usage of digital data. Countless social and environmental aspects are being measu ...

  • Diamond for infrared optoelectronics: time-resolved spectroscopy of excited acceptor states in diamond

    Hübers, Heinz-Wilhelm, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Optical Systems)

    Duration of project: 11/2017 - 10/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The project is devoted to the experimental investigation of excited states in boron-doped diamond crystals. The lifetimes of the excited states will be determined by mid-infrared pump-probe spectroscopy and time-resolving Fourier transform infrared a ...

  • DFG-Temporary Position: Visible-Light-Responsive Molecular Materials

    Hecht, Stefan, Prof. (Organic Chemistry and Functional Materials)

    Duration of project: 01/2017 - 12/2022

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    The central objective of this project is to use visible light as a fuel or control element to activate advanced functions and harness macroscopic responses in tailor designed molecular materials via the structural modification of incorporated optimiz ...

  • DFG Temporary Position: New Perspectives in Strongly Interacting Systems: Preparing for Quantum Gauge Simulators

    Banerjee, Debasish, Dr. (Theoretical Physics / Quantum Field Theory beyond the Standard Model and String Theory)

    Duration of project: 08/2018 - 11/2020

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    A first-principles study of the non-perturbative physics in strongly interacting systems is a challenging field of research. It impacts a wide variety of areas, from new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, to Quantum Chromodynamics ...

  • DFG Temporary Position: Integrability in Four Dimensions

    Löbbert, Florian, (Theoretical Physics / Quantum Field Theory beyond the Standard Model and String Theory)

    Duration of project: 10/2017 - 09/2019

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Integrable models furnish a fertile arena for studying the theoretical framework that underlies our physical reality. They have a natural home in two dimensions and feature in elegant limits of higher dimensional systems. Notably, integrable models h ...

  • DFG Temporary Position: Integrability and Conformal Symmetry in Four Dimensions

    Löbbert, Florian, (Theoretical Physics / Quantum Field Theory beyond the Standard Model and String Theory)

    Duration of project: 10/2019 - 12/2022

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    One source of inspiration to tackle the problems of modern quantum field theory comes from the so-called gauge/gravity duality. This conjectured correspondence states that certain highly symmetric quantum field theories in four dimensions have a dual ...

  • DFG Temporary Position/3: Gauge/String Theory Duality and Integrable Systems

    Eden, Burkhard, Dr. (Mathematical Physics of Space, Time and Matter)

    Duration of project: 10/2016 - 09/2018

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    In quantum field theory (QFT) in four dimensions calculations can often only be done by perturbation theory w.r.t. the coupling constant. In the case of electromagnetism this is the electric charge which is a very small parameter so that the leading ...

  • DFG Temporary Position/2: Gauge/String Theory Duality and Integrable Systems

    Eden, Burkhard, Dr. (Mathematical Physics of Space, Time and Matter)

    Duration of project: 11/2013 - 11/2015

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    In quantum field theory (QFT) in four dimensions calculations can often only be done by perturbation theory w.r.t. the coupling constant. In the case of electromagnetism this is the electric charge which is a very small parameter so that the leading ...

  • DFG Research Grant: Yangian Symmetry in Quantum Gauge Field Theory

    Plefka, Jan, Prof. Dr. (Theoretical Physics / Quantum Field Theory beyond the Standard Model and String Theory)

    Duration of project: 01/2017 - 09/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Our understanding of nature at its deepest level is governed by symmetries. This proposal aims at studying hidden symmetries in quantum field theory going beyond the established space-time symmetries of the Poincare group and its supersymmetric or co ...

  • DFG Research Grant: Three-Dimensional Quantum Photonic Elements Based on Single Emitters in Laserwritten Microstructures for Efficient Non-Classical Light Generation and Ultra-Sensitive Optical Nanomagnetometry

    Benson, Oliver, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Experimental Physics / Nanooptics)

    Duration of project: 03/2014 - 08/2017

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The goal of this project is to demonstrate efficient non-classical light generation and ultrasensitive optical nanomagnetometry as two key functionalities of novel three-dimensional nanophotonic structures realised with a unique and highly versatile ...

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