To illustrate the effects of climate change on nature at a glance, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are now presenting Green Warming Stripes for the first time. Annette Menzel, Professor of Ecoclimatology at the TUM, explains in an interview how we can interpret them and what they mean.
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"People should be enabled to make informed decisions," says Katharina Tartler, founder of the university group "VACCtion". The team provides scientifically proven information to those who are skeptical or uncertain about vaccinations. The online lectures are particularly in demand at schools.
The Covid-19 Lectures, a public online lecture series in German language, open on April 14 at 6:15 p.m. with a talk by Prof. Percy Knolle. In this interview the director of the Institute of Molecular Immunology at TUM explains what consequences the excessive activation of the immune system by Covid-19 has for the body and what can be done about it.
Hygiene concept, online studies, remote examinations and extended deadlines: TUM is starting another extraordinary semester. With a strict hygiene concept, hybrid teaching and deadline extensions, students will be able to study successfully despite the restrictions and protect their health in the best possible way.
What exactly happens when the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 infects a cell? In an article published in Nature, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry paints a comprehensive picture of the viral infection process. For the first time, the interaction between the coronavirus and a cell is documented at five distinct proteomics levels. This knowledge will help to gain a better understanding of the virus and find potential starting points for therapies.
The architect Francis Kéré, Professor of Architectural Design and Participation at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has been awarded the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture 2021. Prof. Kéré is regarded as a leading representative of contemporary socially engaged architecture.
As the past year has shown, science is central to dealing with and combating the Corona pandemic. Researchers are constantly creating new knowledge about the virus, advising policymakers and industry on medical, ethical and social issues. Leading scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Klinikum rechts der Isar will provide insights into their current research on the pandemic with the Covid-19 Lectures Series starting on April 14, 2021 - shedding light on various disciplines.
Around two thirds of men and half of women in Germany* are overweight, according to statistics collected by the German Obesity Society. Concurrently millions of people want to lose weight. One way to do this is exercising. But what influence does sport have on (direct) eating habits? Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Nebraska (USA) have now investigated this question for the first time.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will use its interdisciplinary TUM Innovation Networks to create even more space for scientific creativity and groundbreaking developments. The first three TUM Innovation Networks address the diagnosis and treatment of psychological illnesses using Artificial Intelligence (AI), the development of novel materials using machine learning, and investigation of the nature of life using chemical and biophysical experiments in combination with AI and robotics.
A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a new early warning system for vehicles that uses artificial intelligence to learn from thousands of real traffic situations. A study of the system was carried out in cooperation with the BMW Group. The results show that, if used in today’s self-driving vehicles, it can warn seven seconds in advance against potentially critical situations that the cars cannot handle alone – with over 85% accuracy.