The COVID pandemic has continually added several new words to our vocabulary in Germany like "booster", "AHA+L rule", “mandatory face masks", "3G" and "2G Plus". Each and every one of us is trying to make the best of the situation and find a way to get through the pandemic. I personally am very impressed by how we have managed to do this, even though we have regular setbacks in the form of virus variants. There is now however, without doubt, the prospect of the pandemic lessening. And science has made a considerable contribution towards this. I hope that you are frequently able to find a few happy moments, even when you are sick and tired of digital lectures, online meetings and empty office corridors!
This issue of unizeit once again presents lots of people from our university and their projects. We are busy on and in the water, on and under the ground, as well as in the field of human relations and at the nano level. I hope you enjoy reading the articles and would like to particularly point out the one about the five sources of happiness in daily life, which I think we could all do with.
Prof. Dr Simone Fulda