Lower Saxony – Scotland

In the past two years, ECAS has undertaken activities to support the project development between academics from higher education institutions in Lower Saxony and Scotland. It is ECAS’s goal to be a facilitator for bringing researchers from both regions closer together in order to generate new and excellent knowledge.

Below you will find the currently on-going projects between Lower Saxonian and Scottish researchers, including the projects implemented under the Tandem Fellowship Programme.

Financial Globalization and Capital Flows in an unbalanced World

The purpose of this research project is to better understand financial globalization and capital flows by developing a theoretical and quantitative model that is able to simultaneously account for both the global imbalances (a fact of net portfolio flows) and two-way capital flows (a fact of gross portfolio flows).

Migrant Care Workers (MCWs) in UK, Germany & Italy

This short study aims to analyse to what extent different countries (UK, Germany & Italy) benefit from the contribution of migrant care workers in addressing the LTC needs of their frail aging populations. Moreover, it aims to analyse what source countries of these migrants face the challenges due to these outflows of care workforce.

Random Periodic Orbits and Periodic Measures in Interacting Particle Systems

This project aims to extend the existing analysis framework of studying random periodic behaviour and its periodic measure of random dynamical systems to interacting particle systems (IPS). Examples of IPS exist within all areas of natural and social sciences, such as traffic flow on highways, pedestrians or constituents of a cellular network, opinion dynamics, the spread of epidemics or fires, reaction-diffusion systems, crystal surface growth, chemotaxis, etc.

Simulating Subsurface Conditions for Green Energy Technologies

One of the goals of the project is to better understand how cracks form and propagate during a simulated well-stimulation process and how this affects the associated seismicity at the laboratory scale, in order to minimise the seismic risk at the field scale. Only with proven studies about safe and clean use of hydraulic fracturing can we develop a global case for the extensive usage of geothermal energy. 


Quantum Energy and Accelerated Mirrors

The proposed research aims to analyse the out-of-equilibrium dynamics of quantum fields, which are induced by the interaction with external degrees-of-freedom. This research has a fundamental importance in gravity, where fields interact with the background spacetime. Clarifying the effects of the two-way interaction between quantum field and spacetime is a long-standing, still open issue which is known as the back-reaction problem.

Live Art Data: New Strategies in Theatre Archiving

The objective of the trilateral project »Live Art Data« is to establish a sustainable network between three institutions in Scotland and Lower Saxony: the University of Glasgow, University of Hildesheim, and the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück.

“You’re stealing our future!”

The international Fridays for Future (FFF) movement is made up of and led by young students using school strikes and other forms of protest to put pressure on policy makers to mitigate climate change. This project investigates the motivations of these young climate activists and their supporters. 

Social Interaction in Times of Social Distancing

How do the changes in physical and emotional distance affect social interaction? The aim of the project is to address this question from an Experimental Psychology perspective by carrying out empirical studies both online and in the lab.

Synthesis of new Heteroalkenes Containing Group 14 and Group 2 Elements

The project focuses on the design and development of new bimetallic catalysts based upon main group elements due to their low cost, high natural abundance, and environmentally benign nature.

BioCharCrust – Application of Biocrust Inoculum and Biochar for Soil Bioremediation

This project brings together scientists from the fields of physical soil amendments, namely, Biochar, and biological soil restoration in the context of induced biological soil crusts.

Contextual-Fear and Theta-Rhythm

In this project, the researchers will develop an experimental task to alter rhythmic brain activity non-invasively and causally modulate the quality of contextual fear memory.