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Upcoming CAS Research Groups 2022/23

  • Klaus Dolag: "Complex Views and New Clues of the Universe"

    Our Cosmic Home, which is the local volume of the Universe centered around us, contains very prominently visible structures, extending over almost one billion light-years. Such structures, ranging from the Local Group over the Local Void and the most prominent galaxy clusters like Virgo, Perseus, Coma and many more, represent a formidable site where extremely detailed observations exist. Therefore, cosmological simulations of the formation of galaxies and galaxy clusters within the Local Universe, rather than any other, randomly selected part of the cosmic web, are perfect tools to test our formation and evolution theories of galaxies and galaxy clusters down to the details. However, at these detailed level, such simulations are facing various challenges, from the computational point as well as from the treatment of various physical processes needed in order to capture the evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters properly. more

  • Florian Englmaier: "Words to Numbers – Extracting Information from Unstructured Text"

    When studying economic questions empirically, we often need to find numeric measures for constructs such as culture, trust, individual traits, strength of institutions, etc. However, most human interaction is not numeric, but verbal. Only recently, computer-based analytical methods have become available to study large amounts of text and speech data, in astringent, more objective way. This computer-linguistic revolution has great impact for all the social sciences, and economics in particular, because we now can apply these methods to distill complex concepts such as "trust" down to numbers. more

  • David Roesner : "The Sound of Theatre. Musical and Acoustemological Approaches to Contemporary Performance Practice in an International Context"

    In theatre, as in everyday life, we are continuously surrounded by sounds. Sounds in the foreground which we actively turn towards, such as voices, effects, music, but also background soundscapes, sonic tapestry, atmospheres, acoustics of space. What sounds in the theatre and how it sounds is of the utmost importance and has significant impact – on theatre-makers and audiences alike. Research interest in music and "sound" (in a broad sense) in theatre, however, is low and mostly disintegrates into its individual aspects (e.g. voice, sound design, acoustics, composition). more