October 18, 2016

Physics Experiments between poetry and bestsellers

Frankfurt, 18.10.2016 - Science to touch and get involved - this motto is from 19.-23.10. the status of the initiative "Hessen schafft Wissen" at the Frankfurt Book Fair. At several experimental stations, scientists from the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) make current research vivid. Thursday and Friday will also be a humorous talk by Dr. Ing. Sascha Vogel about physics in Hollywood movies.

Prof. Dr. Franziska Matthäus

October 6, 2016

Press conference: New professor of bioinformatics simulates cells

When: Monday 10.10.2016, 11 o'clock. Where: FIAS Faculty Lounge (4th floor).

For questions are available: Prof. Dr. Franziska Matthäus, Prof. Carlo Giersch, Prof. Dr. med. Enrico Schleiff, Prof. Rudolf Steinberg, Prof. dr. Ingo Ebersberger, Prof. Dr. med. Volker Lindenstruth. Contact: presse_at_fias.uni-frankfurt.de FOUNDATION GIERSCH enables professorship at FIAS FRANKFURT. Franziska Matthäus will be Professor of Bioinformatics at the Department of Biology at Goethe University from October 2016. She is also a Fellow of the FIAS - Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, where theoretically working groups from computer science and the life sciences work together on an interdisciplinary basis. Her work will focus on bioinformatics data analysis and the recognition and modeling of complex patterns in biological systems.


September 12, 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Gravity and Information

Nobel-laureate Gerard 't Hooft, released a paper with FIAS Scientists Piero Nicolini and Marcus Bleicher. Together with Steven B. Giddings, Carlo Rovelli, Jonas Mureika and Matthias Kaminski they try to take on different approaches on a theory of quantum gravity and the ways these relate to information and black holes. This paper is a continuation of their meeting last year at FIAS during the Karl Schwarzschild Meeting.


August 3, 2016

Federal Environmental Agency: Data centers squirt too much energy

A contribution by the German radio station reports on the Green-IT strategy of the German Federal Environmental Agency - A good example is the Green IT Cube.


August 1, 2016

Quantum gravity on the way to science

Research Fellow Sabine Hossenfelder, explains in the August issue of "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" Quantum Gravity and its conciseness for current research.


July 5, 2016

Where are they? In search of the aliens

Marcus Bleicher will answer this question tomorrow, Wednesday, 06.07.2016, at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research. The public lecture starts at 2 pm.

Day of the young researchers in Wiesbaden

June 21, 2016

Researchers party in the ministry

Day of the young researchers in Wiesbaden

On 21.06.2016, scientists of FIAS celebrated a "Science-Party" with around 100 primary school pupils in the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art (HMWK). Minister Boris Rhein had invited to this special event.

Boris Rhein and Sascha Volgel on the marble accelerator

May 25, 2016

Boris Rhine on the Hessian Day

Hands-on science

The FIAS stand at the Hessentag in Herborn is a complete success. Since last Friday, several hundred visitors have been amazed and experimenting with FIAS and research every day. Today, Wednesday, 25 May 2015, there was a high attendance: The Hessian Minister of Science and Art, Boris Rhein, took half an hour to try out the exhibits for himself. Together with Dr. Sascha Vogel from FIAS, he set new record times at our marble linear accelerator. You can also visit us on Hessentag until Sunday! You will find us in Herborn at the booth of Initiative Hessen schafft Wissen.

May 19, 2016

Science to touch at Hessentag

From 20 to 29 May 2016, visitors of the Hesse Day can experiment, marvel and discuss with scientists of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies FIAS. As part of the initiative' Hessen Creates Knowledge' at the' Platz der Bildung und Wissenschaft', the researchers present a varied programme in which all interested parties can participate in experiments and gain insights into current research.


May 2, 2016

Ion beam models analyse biological impact

In its article medicalphysicsweb.org describes the results of a paper written by Lucas Burigo (DKFZ,FIAS), Igor Pshenichnov, Igor Mishustin, Marcus Bleicher (all FIAS) and Gerhard Hilgers (PTB Braunschweig)


May 2, 2016

FIAS Forum - 10.05.2016,19.00 hrs

The speaker is Prof. Dr. Harald Schwalbe of the Goethe University Frankfurt on the topic: "Wettkampf der Ideen – Wie entwickeln wir neue Arzneimittel?"


March 31, 2016

Jochen Triesch is coordinator of the new priority programme

Jochen Triesch (Senior Fellow and board member of FIAS) is coordinator of the new priority program "Computational Connectomics". It is one of 17 SPPs established by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the year 2017.

Prof. Dr. Hannah Petersen

March 29, 2016

Hannah Petersen receives Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

Once a year, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) select five young scientists for the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize.


March 18, 2016

Igor Mishustin and Luciano Rezzolla chosen as "Outstanding Referees" by Physical Review journals

Prof. Dr. Mishustin and Prof. Dr. Rezzolla are among the 146 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review journals, as chosen by the journal editors for 2016.


March 16, 2016

"Digital Worlds - what progress do we want?"

Prof. Dr. Christoph von der Malsburg participates in the opening discussion on the theme days of Schauspiel Frankfurt.


March 9, 2016

APA interviews Wolf Singer

On the occasion of a lecture at the Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) in Vienna, Prof. Dr. hc. mult. Singer was interviewed by the Austrian press agency APA. Singer spoke to APA about the processes in the brain when meeting a tiger, the free will, what distinguishes the perpetrator and mother Theresa and how to use brain research findings for educational purposes. The full interview can be found on Science. apa. at

February 24, 2016

FAZ reports about honorary doctorate for Horst Stöcker

In its issue of Wednesday, February 24,2016, the FAZ reports on the award of the 3rd honorary doctorate to Prof. Dr. Dr. hc mult. Horst Stöcker, by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Horst Stöcker

February 23, 2016

Honorary doctorate for Professor Horst Stöcker

On Friday, February 19,2016, Professor Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Horst Stöcker was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia. Stöcker was awarded "for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and for the training of young scientists". The award was presented by the director of JINR, Professor Victor Matveev, at the meeting of the Scientific Council of JINR, of which Horst Stöcker has been a member for many years.