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AWI modeller Nils Hutter wrote one of the year's best Master's theses in the University of Bremen's Environmental Physics degree programme. In recognition of his academic performance, he will be awarded the 2015 OHB Prize by the University's Faculty 1 on 27 November 2015.
Electrical energy from the socket - this convenient type of power supply is apparently used by some microorganisms that form nanowire connections to transfer energy. Researchers have now discovered such small power grids between dual-species microbial consortia that jointly degrade methane.
Today the director of the Alfred Wegener Institute Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte and Dr. Uwe Nixdorf, Vice Director and head of AWI logistics give presentations in the Country Session Germany at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik.
The Alfred Wegener Institute welcomes the new scholarship holders of the Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography. The international young scientists will be embarking a ten-month traineeship as ocean experts.
Today, AWI biologist and climate researcher Professor Hans-Otto Pörtner was officially voted Co-Chair of the IPCC’s Working Group II at a ceremony held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He’ll be leading the Group, which primarily focuses on the risks and impacts of climate change, as well as potential adaptation strategies, together with Debra Roberts from South Africa.