Citizen scientist Isa Brähler, doctoral student Moritz Müller, citizen scientist Joachim Hassel and project manager Katrin Moeller (from left to right) in the library of St. Mary’s Church where the original church records are kept.
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20.10.2021 in Featured, Science, Research

Genealogy research for science

Isa Brähler and Joachim Hassel are gathering data from old church records as part of a citizen science project. Their efforts form the basis of the work being done by researchers at MLU to find out more about the marriages of 19th-century families in Halle. Their aim is to better understand social class structure at the time. Read more

A Europe-wide citizen science project deals with cowslip - Sabrina Träger coordinates the German-speaking part of it.
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20.10.2021 in Featured, Science, Research

Perceptual pitfalls

Data from citizen science projects are of great value for research but can potentially lead to skewed results. This was the finding of a study done in collaboration with the University of Halle. What does this mean for such projects? A conversation with co-author Professor Jonathan Chase and Dr Sabrina Träger, who coordinates the German part of a citizen science project on cowslip. Read more

Timo Niedermeyer with cyanobacteria that are being prepared for cultivation
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29.09.2021 in Science, Research

Hunt for the eagle killer

For decades, the cause of eagle deaths in the U.S. remained a mystery. With the help of Professor Timo Niedermeyer and his team, the crime story-like case was finally solved. In March, it became the cover story of the journal “Science”. Read more

Heiner Klemme stands in front of a depiction of Kant in the city museum – the great philosopher is the subject of an ongoing research project
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11.08.2021 in Science

Maturity instead of playing with marbles

If we want to talk about the great philosophers of the Enlightenment, we can’t forget Immanuel Kant. A project run by the Philosophy Department at the University of Halle is aiming to explore “Kant in all his glory” and shed light on the less critiqued aspects of his philosophy. An interview with project leader Professor Heiner Klemme Read more

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