Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Research Training Groups

 

RTG 1939: Philosophy, Science and the Sciences. The dialogue among different forms and models in Ancient Greek, Roman and Arabic thought

This Research Training Group is devoted to the dialogue between different forms and models of knowledge in ancient Greek, Roman and Arabic philosophy and science. Special attention is given to the interface between philosophy and the special sciences, including both the explicit views of ancient thinkers about it and also their actual practice of dealing with the interface between philosophy and the special sciences. We consider it an innovative strength of the program to integrate these dimensions: both the theoretical reflection on the relationship of philosophy and science and the actual practice; both from the perspective of philosophy and from the perspective of special sciences.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Beere
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Department of Philosophy
Hannoversche Str. 6
D-10115 Berlin
Phone.: +49 30 2093-98085
Fax: +49 30 2093-6525
E-Mail: jonathan.beere@philosophie.hu-berlin.de

Duration: 10/14 - 09/23

Homepage: https://ancient-philosophy.hu-berlin.de/

 

RTG 2190: The Literary and Epistemic History of Small Forms

Sketches, abstracts, notes, records, excerpts, essays, articles and glosses: all these ‘small forms’ of writing are an essential part of the practice of research, teaching, art and the media. The Research Training Group “The Literary and Epistemic History of Small Forms” intends to study their emergence and development, with which they are also involved in the success of prose, from antiquity to the present day. The group
will also seek to understand how processes of understanding are controlled, reflected and channelled in specific media using these small forms.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Ethel Matala de Mazza
Faculty of Linguistic Science and Literary Studies
Department of German Literature
Dorotheenstraße 24
D-10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093-9658
Fax: +49 30 2093-9736
E-Mail: ethel.matala@hu-berlin.de

Duration: 04/17 - 03/26

Homepage: http://www.kleine-formen.de/

 

RTG 2386: Extrospektion: External Acces to Higher Cognitive Processes

Established findings for the science of inner experiences – psychology – are acquired through self-observation, in other words introspection, or through external observation, which is also referred to as extrospection. The latter has long been ignored. The RTG "Extrospection. External Access to Higher Cognitive Processes" seeks to investigate how external scientific access to higher cognitive processes can be achieved at the interface between philosophy, psychology, psychiatry and neurosciences.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Michael Pauen
Faculty of Humanities
Department of Philosophy
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093-70443
Fax: +49 30 2093-2819
E-Mail: michael.pauen@philosophie.hu-berlin.de

Duration: 10/18-03/23

Homepage: http://www.mind-and-brain.de/rtg-2386/

 

IRTG 2403: Dissecting and Reengineering the Regulatory Genome

The aim of the IRTG "Dissecting and Reengineering the Regulatory Genome" is to identify and characterise regulatory processes and DNA sequences that determine the activity of gene expression in eukaryotes. The researchers in Berlin, Germany, and Durham, North Carolina, will use experimental high-throughput methods to analyse the large volumes of acquired data using computer science methods.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Uwe Ohler
Faculty of Life Sciences
Department of Biology
Hannoversche Str. 28
D-10115 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093-1810
Fax: +49 30 2093-1751
E-Mail: uwe.ohler@mdc-berlin.de

Duration: 01/19-06/23

Homepage: https://www.regulatory-genome.hu-berlin.de/en

 

RTG 2458: The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policy (DYNAMICS)

What impacts does demographic change have on our political system? And how are political decisions about overcoming demographic challenges made? The RTG “The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policy (DYNAMICS)” aims to use these fundamental questions to systematically investigate the relationships between demographic development, demographic processes and public policies using an interdisciplinary approach.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Heike Klüver
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Social Sciences
Universitätsstr. 3b
D-10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093-66566
E-Mail: heike.kluever@hu-berlin.de

Duration: 09/19-02/24

Homepage: https://www.sowi.hu-berlin.de/en/dynamics

 

RTG 2483: Dynamic Integration - Law in-between Harmonisation and Plurality in Europe (DynamInt)

Brexit, the currency crisis, the democratic deficit, the ‘two-speed Europe’ – in recent years, European integration has experienced repeated setbacks. The RTG “Dynamic Integration – Law in-between Harmonisation and Plurality in Europe (DynamInt)” aims to analyse disintegrative processes of this kind and the insistence on nation-state sovereignty from a legal perspective. The harmonisation and plurality of European law should be understood as equally important mechanisms of European integration.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Ruffert
Faculty of Law
Unter den Linden 11
D-10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093-3773
E-Mail: matthias.ruffert@rewi.hu-berlin.de

Duration: 10/19-03/24

Homepage: https://www.rewi.hu-berlin.de/de/lf/oe/rhp/about-dynamint/dynamic-integration-law-in-between-harmonisation-and-plurality-in-europe-1/

 

RTG 2575: Rethinking Quantum Field Theory

In recent years important innovations in QFT occurred leading the community to a serious rethinking of its core concepts. These include the methodology of perturbation theory, dualities and hidden symmetries, the prominent role of effective field theory in fundamental physics, modern on-shell methods for scattering amplitudes and the gradient flow methodology in lattice field theory. The further development of these methods and concepts of modern QFT leading to a deep rethinking of it provides the common basis of this proposed research training group (RTG). We designed a timely qualification program for the new generation of quantum field theorists.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Jan Plefka
IRIS-Adlershof
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Department of Physik
Zum Großen Windkanal 6
D-10099 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093-66409
Fax: +49 30 2093-7841
E-Mail: jan.plefka@physik.hu-berlin.de

Duration: 04/20-09/24

Homepage: https://www2.hu-berlin.de/rtg2575/

 

IRTG 2706: Transformative Religion: Religion as Situated Knowledge in Social Transformation Processes

Under the title “Transformative Religion: Religion as Situated Knowledge in Social Transformation Processes”, the German-South African Research Training Group aims to contribute to research into the complex interrelationships between religion and society, in particular comparing countries of the Global North to those of the Global South. What influence does religion exert on social transformation processes? And by the same token, how do transformations in contemporary global societies affect religion? When carrying out case studies, the RTG examines religion as a type of specifically situated knowledge and look into the relationship between religion and social transformation.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Torsten Meireis
Faculty of Theology
Burgstr. 26
D-10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2093-91832
E-Mail: torsten.meireis@theologie.hu-berlin.de

Duration: 01/22-06/26

Homepage: https://www.transformative-religion.de/

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