The pandemic has shown how central science is for many areas of society: researchers are creating new knowledge about the virus, they are developing vaccines and treatment options, and they are advising politicians and industry. Leading scientists from TUM and the Klinikum rechts der Isar are now providing insights into their current research on the pandemic in a public online lecture series - highlighting various disciplines.
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Measuring a height of 139 meters (455 ft.), the largest of the three pyramids of Giza is one of the oldest edifices in the world. Yet, even after 4,500 years, this architectural masterpiece still leaves some questions unanswered. Christian Grosse, Professor for Non-destructive Testing at Technical University of Munich (TUM) has performed fascinating measurements at the Pyramid of Cheops in coordination with Cairo University. In this interview, he presents his experiences.
For the third time, a company spun out of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been valued by investors at 1 billion dollars or more. After Celonis and Lilium, Personio has achieved the "unicorn" status. The company provides software that enables small and mid-sized companies to digitalize their HR processes.
Ultrafast science is pursued at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). An international consortium of scientists, initiated by Reinhard Kienberger, Professor of Laser and X-ray Physics several years ago, has made significant measurements in the femtosecond range at the U.S. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded five Consolidator Grants to scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The recipients will use the funding to pursue research in quantum computers, sustainable aluminum applications, the regulation of protein functions, mechanisms related to obesity, and changes in forests.
Quantum computers that make conventional computers look obsolete, interception-proof communication methods and fundamental elements of quantum technology are just some of the core objectives to be pursued in the future by Munich Quantum Valley scientists. Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder, Ministers Hubert Aiwanger and Bernd Sibler and leading Munich research institutes, including the Technical University of Munich (TUM), have signed a statement of intent to that effect.
A research team including the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a cable robot. It is supposed to be able to build, repair and maintain building facades. Euronews reports on initial trials with the robot in central Spain.
A team working with Roland Fischer, Professor of Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry at the Technical University Munich (TUM) has developed a highly efficient supercapacitor. The basis of the energy storage device is a novel, powerful and also sustainable graphene hybrid material that has comparable performance data to currently utilized batteries.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has achieved two separate victories for central research fields in Hightech Agenda Bavaria's competitive support program "Excellence Alliances and University Partnerships ("Exzellenzverbünde und Universitätskooperationen", or E-VUK). One success relates to the production, storage and efficient use of green hydrogen for the mobility of tomorrow, the other to the sustainable production of plant-based protein sources.
Imaging techniques enable a detailed look inside an organism. But interpreting the data is time-consuming and requires a great deal of experience. Artificial neural networks open up new possibilities: They require just seconds to interpret whole-body scans of mice and to segment and depict the organs in colors, instead of in various shades of gray. This facilitates the analysis considerably.