In the category "Topic of the month", scientists at the OeAW institute share their insights and research work with anyone who is interested. The topical content ranges from Habsburg music enthusiasts of the Early Modern Era to hexapods from the mail-order catalog and plasma processes in polar light.
How plants take shape
The topic of the month for December 2013 is devoted to the development of plants: Researchers at the GMI - Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology have, among other things, investigated the question when and how the shape of plants is determined (Articles in German).
The gap between east and west
The topic of the month for November 2013 deals with research conducted from Wachau to the Nile by the Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology - OREA (Articles in German).
The topic of the month for October 2013 is devoted to our audiovisual heritage, which is conserved at the Phonogrammarchiv (Audiovisual Research Archive) and made available for posterity (Articles in German).
Plants and animals in antiquity
The topic of the month for September 2013 is devoted to plants and animals in antiquity. Claudia Lang-Auinger explains what we can learn from the depictions of plants and animals on antique vessels. Barbara Horejs follows the boney tracks of a leopard that was hunted and killed in the Neolithic Period. Reinhard Jung uses plant and animal remnants from the Bronze Age to reconstruct living conditions during the Bronze Age (Articles in German).
Research finds an echo
The topic of the month for August 2013 is devoted to the Acoustics Research Institute. Scientists explain the importance of interdisciplinarity and provide fascinating insights into research areas dealing with various acoustic phenomena (Articles in German).
Polar light, solar wind and magnet field turbulence
The topic of the month for June 2013 is devoted to the research at the Space Research Institute in Graz. Discover why and how scientists such as Rumi Nakamura, Evgeny Panov and Bruno Besser have reached for the stars and other celestial phenomena (Articles in German).
Ten-year anniversary of the Institute of Iranian Studies
The topic of the month for May 2013 is devoted to the ten-year anniversary of the Institute of Iranian Studies. Head of the institute Florian Schwarz explains the role and unique goals of the institute. Scientists provide further insights into research activities that have a long-standing tradition in Austria (Articles in German).
Algorithms for practical application
The topic of the month for April 2013 is all about the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), which is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. In only one decade, the institute has become a worldwide renowned address for top mathematical research (Articles in German).
The Academy of Sciences 1938-1945
The topic of the month for March 2013 is devoted to working through the past of the OAW under the NS regime. OAW Vice President Arnold Suppan explains why the denazification of the Academy took longer. New insights from science help trace the events of history (Articles in German).
The topic of the month for February 2013 is devoted to "screening" in molecular-biological research. Stefan Kubicek of the CeMM explains how systematic tests can provide an overview of interesting active ingredients. Testing at the IMBA is conducted at an industrial scale with the fly genome (Articles in German).