Research Platforms

Data Science@Uni Vienna

The platform presents a hub on all activities in data science at the University of Vienna. The primary focus is to bring researchers from different areas together to work on and solve several of the challenges that this new field presents. The platform started in 2018. Scientists from the Faculty of Computer Science, the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, and the Faculty of Mathematics are involved.

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Nano-Norms-Nature

The Research Platform Nano-Norms-Nature brings together scientists from geosciences, ethics and law in order to explore recent developments in nanoscience using an interdisciplinary approach. Its work is based on interdisciplinary standards and focuses on the nano-nature interface.

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Plastics in the Environment and Society (PLENTY)

This platform started in 2018, and examines global plastic pollution adopting a holistic approach. In addition to studying biotic and abiotic interactions on the surface of plastic in aquatic systems, it also aims to examine how information and altered perception can potentially change the use of plastic in a society as well as the associated substance flows. Scientists of the Faculty of Life Sciences, the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, and the Faculty of Social Sciences are involved.

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Testing quantum and gravity interface with single photons (TURIS)

The research platform "Testing quantum and gravity interface with single photons" (TURIS) started in 2017 on the initiative of the Faculty of Physics and the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy (Speaker: Philip Walther, Vice-speaker: João Alves). It aims to realize the first experiments that probe the interface between quantum mechanics and general relativity at the level of individual quanta. The researchers will use single photons as an ideally suited quantum system to investigate the influence of gravity and non-inertial motion on interference effects. Based on the experimental insights they will design and perform preliminary tests for future experiments that aim to use satellites for enhancing these fundamental effects.

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Vienna Metabolomics Center (VIME)

The Vienna Metabolomics Center (VIME) represents a multidisciplinary platform for comprehensive experimental and theoretical metabolomics analysis. The VIME research consortium comprises internationally renowned laboratories at the University of Vienna that are located at various faculties such as the Faculty of Life Sciences, the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy.

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Research Platforms

For the advancement of especially innovative research areas and interdisciplinary research projects, the implementation of Research Platforms as organisational units between the faculties is possible. The research projects supported by using this instrument are to open new perspectives, and to enable new opportunities in scientifically already well-established fields.

Web page on research platforms at the University of Vienna