Vaccinations are an important factor in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. TUM students and staff can now be vaccinated without pre-registrationon campus in Munich and Garching at fixed dates in July and August.
A favorite with students, excellent job opportunities for graduates and outstanding quality of life: In the latest edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking, Munich placed second behind number one London.
Our cities are growing. This leads to increasing use of resources below ground, for example when building underground train systems, using geothermal heat or developing drinking water supplies. Researchers at TUM have generated a 3D underground model of Munich. It has yielded surprising insights, as Dr. Kai Zosseder of the Chair of Hydrogeology explains.
In 2012 Alexander Kophal grew very fond of an entire country, including its culture and language: He was living with a host family in Uppsala, Sweden. Now 24, and studying for a masters degree in mechanical engineering at TUM, he is still learning Swedish. He is part of an online tandem with native speakers at the TUM Language Center.
On Monday, work will begin on the Garching campus to pump out groundwater contaminated with kerosene. Specialist companies will sink two wells for this purpose. The water will then be cleaned so that it can be fed into the sewer system. More than 5,000 liters of kerosene had leaked from a utility building during a construction project, most of which seeped into the soil.
Carina Wimmer has been dreaming of a trip to Tokyo for years: But the TUM student and military athlete was not planning a vacation. Her goal was to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games. Just a few weeks ago she booked her ticket after winning two gold medals with her air pistol at the European Championships.
Why do alterations of certain genes cause cancer only in specific organs of the human body? Scientists have now demonstrated that cells originating from different organs are differentially susceptible to activating mutations in cancer drivers: The same mutation in precursor cells of the pancreas or the bile duct leads to fundamental different outcomes. This is caused by tissue-specific genetic interactions.
Mental health, online labs and a virtual forest: the field of contributions that have already been implemented through the ideas competition “Studienbezogene Verstärkung der Exzellenzstrategie” (study-related reinforcement of the excellence strategy) is wide. Now the next round starts, seeking concepts for digital and project-based forms of teaching, learning and examining.
Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are playing a vital role in driving technological change. But their design also harbors the potential to take on new tasks in the development of processes and products. A new exhibition in the New Collection section of the modern art museum Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich explores the origins, history, current developments and the future of robotics and AI in four chapters. Planned by Prof. Sami Haddadin and implemented with his team, the exhibition will open on July 16, 2021.
The international software company SAP and Technical University Munich (TUM) are ramping up their long-standing collaboration: Wednesday marked the official start of work on a new research center, the SAP Lab Munich Campus, located on the TUM campus in Garching. When the doors open in 2023, the new building will house around 600 SAP employees and 120 TUM researchers, active mainly in the field of informatics, who will focus on joint innovations for the sustainable digital transformation of the economy and society.
To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach: they engulf and neutralize viruses with nano-capsules tailored from genetic material using the DNA origami method. The strategy has already been tested against hepatitis and adeno-associated viruses in cell cultures. It may also prove successful against corona viruses.