research


History on the fly: documenting a pandemic

In early 2020, as Covid-19 began shutting down parts of the world, one group of academics was amassing a virtual army of volunteer research assistants to capture data about the policies and measures introduced by governments across the world in response to the pandemic. The CoronaNet Project as it is […]


Generation equality: female representation in academia

March heralds the beginning of a new semester for students in Austria, where we trade leisure activities for lecture halls and library desks. For me and others, this will be the last six months of our degrees, when we will scramble to complete theses, papers, presentations, while at the same […]


Defining Love

There is probably no stronger emotion than love.  Love has fascinated humans since the beginning of time.  The question “What is Love?” is not only asked in Pop songs, literature, and art.   People from different cultures have asked this question since, apparently, forever.  Different people and cultures around the world […]


What’s left to explore? 1

There is a widespread saying nowadays that goes “We are born too late to explore the world and too early to explore the universe”. That pessimistic saying seems at first kind of true, every bit of land is already charted and the first manned spaceships to explore the universe won’t […]


What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

Every time I faced a difficult turning point in my life I thought: “I would love to be able to see all possible ways my life would have changed if I had chosen in a different way”. Just like in the movie “Sliding Doors” with Gwyneth Paltrow where one could see a […]


Slammer Martin Moder on fruit flies, society and science slams!

It’s time again for experiments, fun and science! Yes, you read correctly fun and science can go along with each other! As part of the University’s Campus Festival 2015, a Science Slam is taking place on the 12th of June in Vienna. In the spirit of Science Slams “Stage instead of […]


A Revolution In Architecture? – Buildings Done On The Fly

  Let’s face it: Technology is everywhere! By the majority it already influences, improves and mostly supports our daily being and doing on a massive scale. Not just in the way we communicate, share or connect with others, but also how radical innovations arise in various branches of a fast […]