“The right time for media innovation is always right now”

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Checking facts, engaging readers, enjoying independence freed from advertising – innovative formats for quality journalism are establishing themselves in a media landscape exposed to severe pressure. A transnational project has analyzed 100 such formats, which can serve effectively as democratic infrastructure in a difficult technological and social context.
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Videos

May 23, 2024
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A seeker of materials (Roland Resel)
Mar. 11, 2024
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Addressing dementia with art (Ruth Mateus-Berr)
Dec. 18, 2023
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Learning from water fleas (Markus Möst)
Aug. 11, 2023
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It all started with a sheep (Eleni Tomazou)
May 15, 2023
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Pioneer in archaea research (Christa Schleper)
Feb. 17, 2023
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Changing the world with computer science (Monika Henzinger)

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Staying fit and healthy for as long as possible. To a large extent, it’s up to us how we age, says molecular biologist Corina Madreiter-Sokolowski.

June 27, 2024
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Young researcher in white blouse in front of microscope

The science communication project SOUNDS WILD seeks to convey knowledge about birds and bats, fostering awareness of the need to protect nature.

Apr. 30, 2024
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Researcher Bea Maas in front of wilderness and mountains in Africa

Oksana Havryliv is an expert on all things profane, crude or obscene. Her research deals with how and when people swear and how verbal aggression is changing in a multicultural society.

Feb. 5, 2024
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Oksana Havryliv in front of a wall with graffiti

Both biological differences and gender have bearing on a person’s health. In Austria, gender medicine research was midwifed by Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, a pioneer in her field.

Nov. 17, 2023
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Alexandra Kautzky-Willer

The media artist Stefanie Wuschitz explores how recycled materials can be used to manufacture electronic devices.

Sep. 25, 2023
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Stefanie Wuschitz

Nicolas Singewald researches what causes anxiety disorders and the development of new therapies.

July 4, 2023
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Nicolas Singewald

Persian and Jewish culture are closely connected, says Ariane Sadjed. She aims to illustrate the many faceted nature of the coexistence of Jews and Muslims.

Apr. 27, 2023
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Ariane Sadjed

Many of the contemporary-history topics that Barbara Stelzl-Marx has investigated from a retrospective perspective have resurfaced in Europe with the Ukraine war.

Dec. 16, 2022
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In Austria, eight in one hundred children and adolescents are being treated for an eating disorder.

July 11, 2022
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Kerstin S. Jobst, a specialist in Eastern European history, speaks about the impact of the Ukraine war on her research and the deep-seated mistrust between East and West.

May 12, 2022
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Interview & Opinion

Biologist and FWF Wittgenstein Award winner Jiri Friml researches how plants recognize and adapt to changing environmental conditions.

June 20, 2024
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FWF START Award winner Juan P. Aguilera is developing tools to clarify which mathematical problems are solvable and which are not.

June 20, 2024
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Portrait Juan P. Aguilera

Linguist and FWF START Award winner Svitlana Antonyuk is finding out how emotional reactions affect language change.

June 20, 2024
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Dan Batovici explores the question of why some secondary early Christian figures attained a high status in late antique and medieval writings.

June 20, 2024
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Portrait Dan Batovici

Uroš Delić is investigating how interacting quantum systems behave and hopes to open the door to a whole new field of research.

June 20, 2024
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Portrait Uroš Delić

FWF START Award winner Esther Heid is combining chemistry and computer science to make production processes more sustainable.

June 20, 2024
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FWF START Award winner Senka Holzer is investigating the role of stress and high blood pressure in heart failure.

June 20, 2024
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Portrait Senka Holzer

FWF START Award winner Polina Kameneva wants to discover the mechanisms behind pediatric cancer.

June 20, 2024
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Portrait Polina Kameneva

FWF START Award winner Yurii Malitskyi is studying the mathematics behind better algorithms to find faster solutions.

June 20, 2024
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Researchers as yet know very little about what daily life feels like for children in Austrian rainbow families. Psychologists are now conducting the first longitudinal study in Austria.

June 5, 2024
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On the road

Geologist and Schrödinger Fellow Erik Wolfgring is investigating sediment cores from the Cretaceous period. He is exploring the lessons to be learnt from this for the current climate crisis.

May 16, 2024
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Erik Wolfgring in the lab in front of a microscope

Schrödinger Fellwo Maria Kirchmair started out from Naples on a journey through the barely explored Mediterranean world as portrayed in Italian literature and film.

Apr. 9, 2024
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Maria Kirchmair in Lungomare vor dem Meer

France is known for protests, but also for political states of emergency (états d'urgence) and police repression. Political scientist Katharina Fritsch is investigating the relationship between these aspects.

Jan. 9, 2024
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Katharina Fritsch

Lukas Anton Wein’s is conducting research in the competitive field of organic chemistry. To drive this forward the Schrödinger fellow joined the renowned Garg Lab at UCLA.

Nov. 24, 2023
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Lukas Wein infront of the UCLA

Why veterinarian Martim Kaps swapped his home of choice, Vienna, for the tranquil town of Hastings in Nebraska.

Sep. 28, 2023
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Martim Kaps

With the help of numerical simulations, mathematician and physicist Isabell Piantschitsch is exploring the structures of the sun's atmosphere.

Aug. 17, 2023
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Historian Dominik Gutmeyr-Schnur is breaking new ground by exploring the complexity of the Caucasus region.

June 29, 2023
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Historian Dominik Gutmeyr-Schnur

Archaea are among the first organisms found on the plantet. Microbiologist Isabelle Zink wants find out more about their functions in our lives.

Apr. 17, 2023
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The mathematician Michael Kniely is one of the researchers trying to describe the complex processes that take place in our environment.

Jan. 27, 2023
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At the Helmholtz Centre in Leipzig Schrödinger fellow Petra Till did research on cyanobacteria, which hold great potential for biotechnological use.

Dec. 5, 2022
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Petra Till