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Date:11/26/2013

ch living organism attempts to maintain its physical condition in a healthy equilibrium. Hedonic, i.e. reward-associated, processes and the formation of habits also play a role. The CRC/Transregio "Ingestive Behaviour: Homoeostasis and Reward " will examine how the influence of these factors depend upon the individual genetic makeup and are influenced by changes in lifestyle.

(Host University: University of Lbeck, Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Hendrik Lehnert; also participating: University of Cologne, University of Hamburg, Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research Cologne)

The CRC/Transregio "Dynamics of Security. Processes of Securitisation in Historical Perspective" will examine how concepts of security have developed throughout history and have found their way into the political process. This involves both how security is represented and how it is produced, two processes that condition one another, and which will be analysed by researchers from Marburg and Giessen across eras, from antiquity to the modern era. The centre will not pursue a rigid concept of security, but instead make use of the new approach of "securitisation", which expands upon the political science discourse in a historical perspective.

(Host University: University of Marburg, Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Christoph Kampmann; also participating: University of Giessen, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Institute of the Leibnitz Association, Marburg)

The CRC/Transregio "Tailored Nonlinear Photonics: From Fundamental Concepts to Functional Structures" will primarily concentrate on the physical principles and applications of non-linear light-matter interactions. One area of focus is on the linking of promising concepts from quantum optics, coherent optics and optoelectronics for the development of customised non-linear photonic structures. A variety of applications in photonic information and quantum technology is planned for these new components.
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Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Source:Eurekalert

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