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Nils Hutter (Photo: Hannah Nopper)
Karin Katerbau, OLB-Foundation Chair, Awardee Nils Hutter, Prof. em. Dr. Jürgen Mittelstraß, jury member (from left) at the prize-giving.
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PEP graduate Nils Hutter receives Science Award of the OLB Foundation

Sea-ice leads at the North Pole are co-responsible for the polar amplification, the comparatively stronger climate change in the polar regions as against the global average. In current climatic models, however, the leads are missing because of the coarse resolution of the modeling.
Thus the simulation of climate change is inaccurate.

In his master's thesis at the Department of Environmental Physics of Faculty 1, Nils Hutter has now modeled the sea-ice leads by means of a refined resolution and simulated their behavior in the model. By comparison with satellite observations he has shown that the new modeling actually corresponds to the actual existing ice structures. Currently, the doctoral student at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute is working on improving the model of the sea ice and adapting model physics in such a way that Arctic-wide simulations at very high resolutions (1km) can be computed.

The Science Award of the Foundation of the Oldenburgische Landesbank is awarded every two years. In 2017 the jury recorded a high in the number of submissions. It has determined six award winners from 127 entries. They were honored as part of a ceremony on 31 January at the Oldenburger Theater Laboratory.

MINT-Day on 8 March 2017

The University of Bremen and its research institutes invite teachers at the MINT-Day to visit the univrsitys labs, to get to know interesting projects for pupils and to test the experiments themselves. The focus of this year's MINT-Dayis the importance of practical learning.

In the morning, the participants have the choice between four presentations. PD Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer from the Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP) gives a lecture on the topic of "Observation of climate-relevant gases".


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New training series for physics teachers

Tuesdays from 17:00 h // Starts  on 25 April 2017


Fundamental questions of physics - highlights of current research
In the day-to-day life as a teacher, it is not always easy to deal more closely with current research questions and results. For this reason, we invite physics teachers to a series of lectures on current cutting-edge topics. The evenings offer the opportunity to listen once again to a technical lecture and for further duscussion.

Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl and PD Dr. Volker Perlick from the Center for Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) will discuss the topic of gravitational waves on April 25th. On May 23rd, the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP) will continue. In the further course of the series, we are happy to discuss topics of the teachers' wishes.

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Presentations and colloquia


Joint Solid State Physics Seminar

Every Tuesday during semester the solid state physicists of IFP and ITP meet for a joint seminar.


 Here you will find the current program.




Bremen-Oldenburg Colloquium on the Didactics of Natural Sciences


Four times per semester Bremen and Oldenburg Universities invite to guest the lectures on Physics, Chemistry and Biology Didactics. The current program you will find here: www.idn.uni-bremen.de/kolloquium.php