High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rudolf Grimm (born 10 November 1961 in Mannheim, Germany) is an experimental physicist from Austria. His work centres on ultracold atoms and quantum gases. He was the first scientist worldwide who, with his team, succeeded in realizing a Bose-Einstein condensation from molecules. Rudolf Grimm graduated in physics from the University of Hannover in 1986. From 1986 to 1989 he was a post-graduate researcher at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), then went on to the Institute of Spectroscopy of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Troitsk near Moscow for half a year. He spent the next ten years in Heidelberg as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics. In 1994, Grimm applied to the University of Heidelberg to qualify as a professor by receiving the venia docendi in experimental physics. In the year 2000, he was appointed to a chair in experimental physics at the University of Innsbruck, where he has been Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics since 2005 and Director of the Research Center for Quantum Physics from 2006.
The Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences (German: Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe or Hochschule OWL) is an state institution in Germany, which carries out research and higher education at four locations. OWL University enrolled 5.200 students in 9 faculties, which offers Bachelor and Master study programmes. Ph.D.-Studies are carried out in cooperation with different partner universities (e.g.). The headquarter is located in Lemgo, between Hannover and Bielefeld, in the north-east of the state North Rhine-Westphalia. The university is named just as the region Ostwestfalen-Lippe, which is one of the most important clusters of machine engineering and industrial electronics in Germany.
For several ecosystem services, in-depth economic valuation studies already exist. However, preferences for ecosystem insurance services have rarely been investigated so far. This is especially the case for one of the most important functional aspects of biodiversity: Its potential capacity to safeguard the long-term functioning of fundamental ecosystem processes in the face of potential future environmental risks which we are not aware of yet. Previous research has shown that quantifying economic preferences for protection against known and also unknown environmental risks is possible. This thesis is based on these previous findings.Kristin Schröder investigates the determinants of human behavior in the face of environmental risks, i.e. the values, beliefs, and norms underlying risk-related behavior. For this purpose, Schröder conducted a postal survey in ten counties in Central Germany in the fall of 2009 (Hannover, Hildesheim, Holzminden, Northeim and Göttingen [Lower Saxony] as well as Eichsfeld, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Gotha, Sömmerda and Erfurt [Thuringia]). The respective Willingness to Pay (WTP) for several ecosystem insurance services was elicited using the Choice Experiment Method. Furthermore, the values, beliefs, and norms under-lying the respondents' WTP were analyzed via structural equation modeling.In applied terms, the results of Schröder's study suggest a firm conservation focus on maintaining and fostering forest resistance and resilience against envi-ronmental risks.
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,5, University of Hannover (Philosophische Fakultät), course: Hauptseminar: English in Africa, 23 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: English came to South Africa through colonization by the end of the 18th century. Around 200 years later it is widely spoken in Africa's most southern country although it is not the sole official language. It equally shares that status together with Afrikaans and nine African indigenous languages - at least in theory. This paper is supposed to characterize the development and current status of the English language in South Africa. The multicultural state has an eventful and dramatic history. It is important to outline and explain that varied history in this linguistic paper because it had a major effect on language spread and development in South Africa, which has since the arrival of the Europeans never been completely linguistically homogenous. English in South Africa can not be understood without taking a closer look at more than 300 years of eventful history. Chapter two is going to give an overview of that history referring thereby to different recognized historians and their works. After that there will be a closer look at the status of English in today's South African society. The next chapter has three different focuses. It will take a closer look at the governmental policy of multilingualism and its outcomes in practice. Also the role of the English language in the media and education system of South Africa will be examined. The question needs to be answered, which trends for the future are becoming obvious concerning the role of English in South Africa. Will it be extended in the future or rather suffer from competition through other languages? What is today's image of English in comparison to the other 'imported' language, namely Afrikaans? After having finished the general description of SAE there will be a closer look at its linguistic features. Two major kinds of South African Englishes will thereby be distinguished: White South African English (WSAFE) and Black South African English (BSAFE). Both will be examined in chapters four and five. The theoretical knowledge gained in chapters four and five will then be applied in a phonological analysis of a Black South African speaker of English, namely a 17 year old girl with Zulu background.
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, printed single-sided, grade: 1,7, University of Hannover (Philosophische Fakultät), course: Academic Writing and Research, language: English, abstract: The Australian outback is a reckless place to live in. It does not compromise but has to be taken the way it is: rugged, hot and dry. Still, there are people who chose to rather come to terms with all the difficulties of living in such a rough place, than moving to the comfort of the city. This paper aims to show how some of these difficulties, being education problems, insufficient healthcare and loneliness, are overcome, and why there are people who still prefer this lifestyle over the easier way of living in the city.
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, University of Hannover (Englisches Seminar), course: Hauptseminar Corpora and Language Teaching, 40 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The use of corpora has expanded linguistic research possibilities, revolutionized theoretical concepts of language by applying empirical methods, and changed the face of applied linguistics. Although corpora are a tremendous asset to lexicography, translation studies, cultural studies and even to forensics, an awareness of their benefits has not fully arrived in the field of language teaching, yet. While insights from corpora linguistics have led to the development of a new and improved generation of dictionaries, most teaching materials for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) have been largely unaffected in this respect, and are regrettably still based on old conventions and on the intuition of course book designers. This unfortunate fact is the starting point for the term paper at hand, which investi-gates the high frequency nouns day, money and way in two corpora in order to compare their authentic use by native speakers to their illustration in German teaching materials. Its focus is set on phraseology and frequency to find out if these nouns are adequately represented, or if an amendment of teaching materials is necessary. The spoken part of the British National Corpus (BNC spoken) serves as the basis of this analysis, due to the fact that German language teaching policy favours a communicative approach aiming at the development of communicative competence and fluency in spoken English. The BNC findings are juxtaposed to the results of an analysis of the German English as a Foreign Language Textbook Corpus (GEFL TC), a corpus comprising two school book series. Additionally, the nouns¿ introduction and presentation in the German English G 2000 textbook series are explored. Finally, as one approach to investigate the teaching materials for advanced learners, the respective entries are checked in three dictionaries aiming at this target group, namely the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, the Macmillan Dictionary for Advanced Learners and the Oxford Advanced Learners¿ Dictionary of Current English. The paper will first provide the theoretical background for the analysis, and will explain its concept and methods. Subsequently, it will focus on the analysis¿ results and will propose improvements to textbook design. Last but not least, it presents Data Driven Learning (DDL) as corpus-based complement of course books and devises six exercises, based on the corpora findings of the BNC spoken, to exemplify it.
Diploma Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject Business economics - Law, grade: 1.3, University of Applied Sciences Hannover (Rights issues), language: English, abstract: This work primarily focuses on share price reactions resulting from rights issues in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Using a sample of 417 rights issues between 2000 and 2008 this study confirms earlier evidence that UK rights issue announcements exhibit a significant abnormal negative impact with an average of -2.51%. With a loss of with an average of -1.52% French rights issues had a clear abnormal negative impact, which, however, was lower than that of the UK. In contrast to these findings the recent rights issues in Germany and Switzer-land showed with an average impact of -0.67% and -0.04% no strong negative effect. However, the slightly negative effect of rights issue announcements in Germany and Switzerland clearly differs from earlier studies that that have reported abnormal positive effects. Therefore, the present results confirm predictions of a further equalisation of announcement effects initiated by the harmonisation of equity markets (including the elimination of tax advantages in Switzerland) and legal settings. Furthermore, this study in essence confirms the hypotheses of a positive correlation of debt ratio and of a negative correlation of discount for all four countries. In contrast, neither a clear correlation between announcement effects and P/E ratios nor more positive abnormal returns of announcement effects for rights issues in growth industries could be verified. Finally, no correlations between free float or market capitalisation or abnormal announcement returns have been found.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Computer Science - Applied, grade: 2,0, University of Hannover, language: English, abstract: Eine ausführliche Analyse zur Komplexität des Windowsspiels Minesweeper
Contributors include Sarah Byrne (Universite de Fribourg), Marcelo Piancastelli de Siqueira (Institute for Applied Economic Research, Brasillia), Hugues Dumont (Facultes Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels), J.Isawa Elaigwu (Institute of Governance and Social Research, Jos), Thomas Fleiner (Universite de Fribourg), Xavier Bernadi Gil (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Ellis Katz (International Association of Centers for Federal Studies, PA), Nicolas Lagasse (Facultes Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels), Clement Macintyre (University of Adelaide), George Mathew (Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi), Manuel Gonzalez Oropeza (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Hans-Peter Schneider (Universitat Hannover), Richard Simeon (University of Toronto), Clara Velasco (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Ronald L. Watts (Queen's University), and John Williams (Australian National University, Canberra).