Attempto! University of Tübingen magazine

The research Magazine Attempto! is published twice a year (April/October) and reports on current research projects at the University of Tübingen.

The current issue

Mysterious Red River

The Spanish river Río Tinto offers unique insights into the interplay of minerals and bacteria. Researchers from the University of Tübingen and even NASA are attracted to conditions in the river which are similar to those on the surface of Mars.

Cosmic Drama

Gamma-ray bursts are caused by gigantic explosions in  the depths of space. Astrophysicists from the University of Tübingen have developed the technology on board a nanosatellite that is being dispatched to precisely locate them.

Earth at its  limits

How much change can the Earth’s ecosystems cope with? Despite red lines being drawn in the Planetary Boundaries concept,  current research in Planetary Ethics shows that thorough discussion is needed on the ethical implications of such boundaries.

Trump first? What would Lincoln say to that

The US presidential election in November has many speaking of a “fateful year” for American democracy. Prof. Dr. Georg Schild has extensively dealt with election campaigns in the USA.


Attempto 60/ 2024, pdf, ca. 8 MB

  • 2024 Elections: Which Road Will American Democracy Take?
  • What River-Dwelling Plants and Animals Have to Swallow
  • How Female Hormones Act on the Brain

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