Fit for work at over 50

Am I over the hill? This question comes up regularly among workers over 50. A common prejudice is that older people’s efficiency and stress-tolerance are continuously decreasing. But mental performance, self-confidence, psychological resilience and well-being can be improved in the 50-plus generation. This is shown in a study by researchers from the Section of Developmental and Educational Psychology at the University of Bonn, which was published online in advance in the European Journal of Ageing. The print version is expected to be released in December.

Gossen Award for Christian Bayer

Prof. Dr. Christian Bayer, an economist at the University of Bonn, has received this year's Hermann Heinrich Gossen Award from the Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) in recognition of his outstanding and internationally recognized research achievements. The prize is awarded once a year to an economist under the age of 45 from a German-speaking country. It is endowed with 10,000 euros and is intended to promote the internationalization of economics.

Mourning and Gratitude

Queen Elizabeth died today at the age of 96, surrounded by her family. In 1965, she spent some time at the University of Bonn as part of her visit to the city, the capital of West Germany at the time. She subsequently founded the Queen’s Prize, which has been awarded at the start of every academic year since then in recognition of outstanding achievements in English studies.

Pius XI Medal Awarded to Peter Scholze

Prof. Dr. Peter Scholze, director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics and professor at the University of Bonn, has been awarded the Pius XI Gold Medal 2020 by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Humboldt Research Award for Bill Cook

Prof. Dr. Bill Cook from the University of Waterloo (Canada) has received a research award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He will now work with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Korte, Director of the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics, and the Cluster of Excellence Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) at the University of Bonn to intensify their collaboration. The prize is endowed with 60,000 euros.

Aphids and their favorite colors

Aphids are one of the least welcome garden visitors. These small insects can cause all the more damage in agriculture. But how do they actually choose their host plants? What are the basic mechanisms behind this? Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Kassel now present two novel models that can be used to analyze aphid color vision and thus how the animals respond to plants. This opens up new possibilities for future research on this topic - but may also be relevant for agricultural applications. The study has been published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

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