Austrian R&D inside

Scientists, researchers, research promoters and politicans are part of our vivid community. Within this special you can read about their success stories, initiatives and aims for the future.

Weltweit suchen Forscher nach neuen Nachweisverfahren für Fäkalverschmutzungen im Wasser © Shutterstock

CSI-Methods for Tracking Microbial Faecal Pollution In Water

In a project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the microbiologist Andreas Farnleitner is looking at new methods for analysing faecal pollution in water. ...
Nearly 2,000 science enthusiasts visited IST Austria © IST Austria

A Storm of Visitors at the 2017 Open Campus Day

Nearly 2,000 science enthusiasts visited IST Austria last Sunday, despite the cool weather. A research exhibition, a family science lecture, ...

Antisemitism and Religion: A Symposium

On May 24, 2017 scholars from New York, Tel Aviv, and Vienna will present papers on religious anti-Semitism at a symposium. International experts, amongst them Dina Porat from the University ...

More than just an operation

Losing weight by surgical intervention involves more than just shedding body fat. It is a very challenging start on a new life with a surprising number of durable ...
A male American alligator bellowing © Stephan Reber

In both love and war, alligators signal size by bellowing

American alligators produce loud, low-frequency vocalizations called "bellows". Cognitive biologists at the University of Vienna, Stephan Reber and Tecumseh ...
The rotating centrifuge in which the entangled photon source was accelerated to 30 times its weight © IQOQI/ÖAW

Unbreakable quantum entanglement

Einstein's theory of relativity and the theory of quantum mechanics are two important pillars of modern physics. On the way of achieving a "Theory of Everything", these two ...
3D structure of human haemoglobin, showing residues with high (red) or low (light yellow) evolutionary rates © Univ. of Vienna/Minh Quang Bui

A new tool to decipher evolutionary biology

A new bioinformatics tool to compare genome data has been developed by teams from the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical ...
Section of a graphene network with chemically bound hydrogen atom © Frank Hauke/FAU

Chemically tailored Graphene

Graphene is considered as one of the most promising new materials. However, the systematic insertion of chemically bound atoms and molecules to control its properties is still a ...

Illustrious author & statesman: Benjamin Disraeli, the celebrity

Within the context of a FWF-funded Schrödinger Fellowship in the UK, the literary historian Sandra Mayer investigated the many facets of the best-selling ...

Austrian research institutions launch major initiative to assess the effects of extreme climatic events on the environment

Under the leadership of the Environmental Sciences Research Network of the ...