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Previous CAS Research Groups

  • Dieter Braun: "Recreating the Origin of Life"

    Every person asks themselves the apparently simple question: where do we come from? How did life originate? How can we address such complex issues while only having access to fragments of the process? more

  • Donald Dingwell: "Magma to Tephra: Ash in the Earth System"

    The investigation of volcanic activity at the surface of our Earth demands an inherently interdisciplinary scientific approach – from geophysics and fluid mechanics, to atmospheric chemistry, biochemistry, material and social science. more

  • Barbara Ercolano: "The Ionisation Structure of Planet Forming Discs and their Atmospheres"

    Recent surveys have shown an overwhelming diversity of extrasolar planetary systems, prompting the question of how some may end up looking like our own and being able to sustain life. The environment in which planets form plays a major role in this issue. Planets are born out of the dust and gas left over whenever a new star forms: the protoplanetary disc (PPD). The initial conditions for planet formation are thus determined by the PPDs, which evolve and disperse as they give birth to planets. more

  • Klaus H. Goetz: "Exceptional Political Dynamics: Temporality, Turbulence, Transformation"

    Shifts in the international distribution of power create an impetus for institutional change. As powers such as China rise and powers such as the US decline, international institutions come under pressure to adapt to new power realities. Yet, the pathways to institutional adaptation vary considerably. more

  • Oliver Primavesi: "Editing Metaphysics"

    Oliver Primavesi is working together with a group of international Aristotle specialists on a new edition of Aristotle's Metaphysics. The aim of the group is to complete the preliminary work for the critical new edition of all 14 books of Metaphysics. more

  • Bernhard Zangl: "Power Shifts and Institutional Change in International Institutions"

    Shifts in the international distribution of power create an impetus for institutional change. As powers such as China rise and powers such as the US decline, international institutions come under pressure to adapt to new power realities. Yet, the pathways to institutional adaptation vary considerably. more