AWGN		additive white Gaussian noise
BMW		Brera Multi-scale Wavelet
bp		base pair (DNA)
BEC		Bose-Einstein-Kondensat
BSE		Bovine Spongiforme Enzephalopathie = schwammförmige Hirnkrankheit beim Rind = Rinderwahnsinn
BSS		Blind Signal Separation; Proceedings of the IEEE 86 (1998) (10)
CDMA		Code Division Multiple Access 
CNN		Cellular Neural Network
cpe		critical point exponent
COMPTEL		Compton Telescope (1 - 30 MeV) GRO
ddS		diskrete dynamisches System (X,f)
DFA		detrended fluctuation analysis. Peng et al.: PRE 49(1994)1685; Absil: Physica A 272(1999)235
DNS		direct numerical simulations
DOI		digital object identifier
EGRET		Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (20 MeV-30 GeV) GRO
GKSS            Gesellschaft f. Kernenergieverwertung in Schiffbau und Schiffahrt mbH
GM		genetically modified
GRO		Gamma Ray Observatory (100 keV - 30 GeV)
HTML		Hypertext Markup Language
http		Hypertext Transfer Protocol
iid		independent identically distributed
IT		information technology
ITER		the way 
knock-out-Technik Ausschalten spezifischer Gene
Lidar		Light detection and ranging
MACHO		Massive Compact Halo Object (Brown Dwarf, Old White Dwarf, Neutron Star, ...)
HMD		Head Mounted Display
OPAC		Online Personal Access Cataloge
OPAL		The OPAL Experiment at LEP
PDRs		Photon-Dominated Regions
PDF		Portable Document Format (/usr/local/bin/acroread)
Pixel		PIcture ELement
PRN		pseudo-random number
Radar		Radio detection and ranging
RCS		Radar Cross Section; Proceedings of the IEEE 86 (1998) (10)
RXTE		Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (30.12.1995 Delta-II, 2-250 keV,
		PCA=proprotional count array, HEXTE=high energy X-ray timing experiment)
SOHO		Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
Spam		Spiced Hamm = Werbemuell
TNA		(L)-alpha-Threo-Furanosyl-(3'-2')-Oligonukleotid
UPS		uninterruptable power source
URCA		Kasino in Rio de Janeiro = perfekte Geldsenke (Neutrinokuehlung bei log T > 9)
URL		Uniform Resource Locator
wlog, wolog	without loss of generality o.B.d.A.
WIMP		Weakly Interacting Massive Particle
w.r.t.		with respect to
YORP		Yarkovsky-O'Keefe-Radzievskii-Paddack effect - torque production when sunlight from an asteroid's surface is reflected and re-emitted at thermal, infrared wavelengths