Roxanne Powell

Roxanne Powell is a Franco-British hybrid who moved to Vienna in 2006. She studied history, modern languages, linguistics and literature, before a Ph.D. in political science at the LSE. She was a regular contributor at The Vienna Review. Her interests include journalism, poetry, fiction, music, dance, the Alpine outdoors, science, slow food, the arts, architecture and fashion.

From Slaughterhouse to Lighthouse

Biomedical research in Vienna is revealing the secrets of life, as two research institutes make breakthroughs in cancer treatment. The announcement c...

Code Name: Edith ‘Grandmother’ of the Cambridge Five

Edith Tudor-Hart photographed poverty, society and children in Vienna and the U.K. and also helped launch Britain’s most notorious ring of spies for t...

Vienna, a Scientist’s Paradise

The city that brought forth Wittgenstein, Freud and Schrödinger, Vienna is again a hotbed of ideas and scientific research.When refugee scientists ...

Down to the Wire

Alexander Van der Bellen becomes Austria’s New PresidentAustria has elected a new, Europe-loving president, Alexander Van der Bellen, a universi...

Science & Technology: Einstein, Lasers And Supermirrors

In the Austrian success story of gravitational waves, detecting something tiny can be a huge leap forwardOn February 11, 2016, the last of Alber...

150 Years Old But Still A Wonder

15 things you didn’t know about the Ringstraβe project As envisioned by Emperor Franz Joseph, then a mere twenty-seven, Vienna’s Ringstraße encircles...
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