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  • Prof. Gerland und Erstautorin Elena Biselli im Labor.
    • Research news
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    Grow faster, die sooner

    How growth rates influence the fitness of bacteria

    Bacteria are survival artists: When they get nutrition, they multiply rapidly, albeit they can also survive periods of hunger. But, when they grow too quickly, their ability to survive is hampered, as studies by a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) on E. coli bacteria show. The results could help increase the effectiveness of antibiotics.

  • TUM-Präsident Thomas F. Hofmann mit den vier wiedergewählten Vizepräsidentinnen und Vizepräsidenten.
    • Campus news
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    Continuity for the implementation of Agenda 2030

    TUM Board of Trustees: Senior Executive Vice Presidents re-elected

    The Board of Trustees of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has confirmed four Senior Vice Presidents in office: Prof. Gerhard Müller for Academic & Student Affairs, Prof. Claudia Peus for Talent Management and Diversity, Prof. Juliane Winkelmann for International Alliances and Alumni and Dr. Hans Pongratz as Chief Information Officer. The new term of office begins on October 1.

  • Prof. Dr. Sherry Suyu
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    Sherry Suyu to receive 2021 Berkeley Prize

    High distinction from the American Astronomical Society

    Sherry H. Suyu, Professor of Observational Cosmology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), will receive the 2021 Lancelot M. Berkeley – New York Community Trust Award for meritorious work in astronomy. In the past few years, she and her team have developed a new and completely independent method for determining the Hubble constant that sets the expansion rate of the universe.

  • Frau Prof. Koegel-Knabner mit Studierenden und Doktoranden bei der Bodenprobenentnahme im Freisinger Waldgebiet.
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    The key to long-term CO2 storage in the soil

    Microbial interactions stabilize carbon in the soil

    Soils play a major role when it comes to the long-term storage of CO2 and the resulting reduction of this gas in the atmosphere – therefore they can contribute to slowing down climate change. In order to gain a better understanding of these mechanisms, it can be helpful to look at the microscopic level of soil microorganisms. An international and interdisciplinary group of researchers has examined how microorganisms interact with each other to contribute to the decomposition and storage of carbon in terrestrial ecosystems.

  • View into the SAPHiR multi-anvil press at the FRM II.
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    How stony-iron meteorites form

    SAPHiR multi-anvil press solves mystery of the solar system

    Meteorites give us insight into the early development of the solar system. Using the SAPHiR instrument at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), a scientific team has for the first time simulated the formation of a class of stony-iron meteorites, so-called pallasites, on a purely experimental basis.

  • Studierende in der Bibliothek auf dem Campus Heilbronn.
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    TUM strengthens Campus Heilbronn with informatics

    Dieter Schwarz Stiftung to fund 11 more professorships

    The Heilbronn campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is taking on a leading role in shaping the digital transformation: The Dieter Schwarz Stiftung is endowing 11 informatics professorships at TUM. Together with the professorships in economics funded since 2018, the new professors will engage in research and teaching at the interface of management and technology. The focus will be in information engineering – a key component in the digital transformation of companies.

  • Maispflanzen
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    European and American maize: same but different

    Adapting maize plants to climate change

    German researchers decoded the European maize genome. In comparison to North American maize lines, they discovered differences. For cultivation of maize in areas with low yields and for challenges imposed by the climate change these observations of the research team led by Klaus F.X. Mayer, head of the research group “Plant Genome and Systems Biology” at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Chris-Carolin Schön, professor of Plant Breeding at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) might be of particular interest.

  • Roboter stehen in einem Kollektiv zusammen und im Hintergrund fotografieren Menschen die Roboter
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    New AI platform makes debut at automatica

    Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence presents munich_i

    The Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is exploring new directions with automatica, the leading international trade show for automation and robotics. At the 2020 edition of automatica, from December 8–11 2020, the MSRM will present a unique platform, entitled munich-i, to promote the exchange of ideas on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. The goal is to bring together the world's leading experts and responsibly drive the development of these technologies.

  • Der Höchstleistungsrechner Super MUC am Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) in Garching.
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    More effective sharing of research data

    National research data infrastructure: TUM involved in three consortia

    The German federal government and the states want to make research data more readily accessible. The goal: to build a national research data infrastructure. Nine consortia have now been chosen to develop such structures for various research areas. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will be contributing its expertise in data science through its involvement in three of the consortia. These are concerned with research in the engineering sciences, catalysis and genomics.