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  • A new force for optical tweezers awakens

    [18 Jun 2019] When studying biological cells using optical tweezers, one main issue is the damage caused to the cell by the tool. Giovanni Volpe, University of Gothenburg, has discovered a new type of force that will greatly reduce the amount of light used by optical tweezers ¿ and improve the study of all kinds of cells and particles.

  • Threatened beetles benefit from forest thinning

    [7 May 2019] Wood-living beetles that use oak trees are a species-rich and threatened animal group in modern forestry and agriculture in southern Sweden. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that management with conservation thinning can be an effective way to promote these beetles in the long term.

  • She has discovered a new method of using AI

    [15 Apr 2019] Her research on so-called micro swimmers led to discovering a new method of using artificial intelligence in her field. PhD-student Saga Helgadóttir´s breakthrough has attracted the attention of international research groups before her results have even been published.

  • Photo traps reveal new populations of wildcat in Catalonia

    [4 Apr 2019] In the Catalan region in the northwest Iberian Peninsula, scientists and naturalists are working together, to find new populations of wildcats that have remained undiscovered for decades.

  • John H.D. Eland appointed honorary doctor

    [29 Mar 2019] Professor John H.D. Eland from Oxford University appointed honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science.

  • ERC grant to Johan Åkerman

    [29 Mar 2019] ERC Advanced Grant is one of the most prestigious research funding programs in Europe. Johan Åkerman, professor of applied spintronics at the University of Gothenburg, recently received the grant for his research on neuromorphic computing.

  • The Wallenberg investment in mathematics continues

    [27 Mar 2019] This year¿s funding from the Wallenberg mathematics programme goes to 15 mathematicians, amongst them Julia Brandes who receives a grant to recruit a postdoctoral researcher.

  • Studies of the chemistry of air

    [7 Mar 2019] The air around us can contain lots of different compounds that can be harmful to our health and impact the environment. One type of air pollutant is small particles, such as smog or smoke particles. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg examines how these particles form.

  • A pioneer goes beneath the Doomsday Glacier

    [4 Mar 2019] In a world first, Ran, the Swedish autonomous underwater craft, has ventured under Thwaites Glacier, also known as the Doomsday Glacier. Polar researcher Anna Wåhlin is pleased about the resulting new and exciting data.

  • Small animals with big impact

    [21 Feb 2019] Copepods, the world´s most common animal, release unique substances into the oceans. Concentrations of these substances are high enough to affect the marine food web, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg. The studies also show that phytoplankton in the oceans detect the special scent of copepods and do their utmost to avoid being eaten.

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