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16.12.2020

Christine Nawa, Christoph Meinel (Hrsg.): Von der Forschung gezeichnet

The university drawing teacher Friedrich Veith drew them all - the instruments and apparatus of the great researchers at Heidelberg University in the 19th century. These include experimental setups by the chemist Robert Bunsen, the physicist Gustav Kirchhoff and the physiologist Hermann Helmholtz. Building on a portfolio of drawings comprising a good 50 sheets from the years 1856 to 1891 "Von der Forschung gezeichnet" provides insights into the experimental culture of the time.

09.12.2020

Ladislaus Ludescher: Vergessene Welten und blinde Flecken

"How realistically do media portray the world?" is one of the crucial issues of media studies. In his long-term study "Vergessene Welten und blinde Flecken" (Forgotten Worlds and Blind Spots), Ladislaus Ludescher evaluated over 5,000 reports in the Tagesschau as well as selected leading media from Deutschlandfunk and the Washington Post to Le Monde and came to the conclusion that the countries of the Global South are massively neglected in reporting.

27.11.2020

Gernot Burkhardt: Minor Planet Names with Ties to Heidelberg

Not all the planets in this excerpt from the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names database are as obviously related to Heidelberg as the Heidelberga discovered in 1892. Gernot Burkhardt explains for 169 minor planets what connects them with the city on the Neckar. He thus provides an update to the Heidelberg University Science Atlas, which was published on the occasion of the 625th anniversary of the university in 2011 and which already lists 97 names of minor planets.

19.11.2020

Ernst G. Jung: Haut. Kultur und Geschichte

The skin is our largest organ and also an important part of our appearance. It should be healthy and beautiful. But what is healthy and what is beautiful? Ernst G. Jung takes the reader on a journey through the history of skin, its significance, care and design from early myths to the present day.

25.09.2020

Corona als Riss. Perspektiven für Kirche, Politik und Ökonomie

The corona pandemic has changed our everyday life, politics and economy in a way that was previously unimaginable. What was previously taken for granted no longer applies – cracks have appeared in the continuity of our worldview and way of life. How can we react to the pandemic and the problems and dilemmas it causes? How can we embrace the emerging opportunities? The authors of „Corona als Riss“ develop perspectives for the time with and after Corona.

27.08.2020

„Rezessive“ Information in Sprache. Ein probabilistisches Informationsmodell als Grundlage informationslinguistischer und systemlinguistischer Ansätze

Eike U. Decker embarks on a search for the recessive, the unnoticed, information in language. He presents a linguistic model based on information and system-theoretical analyses, on the basis of which language can be represented and new language technology developed.

 

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