The war in the Ukraine has plunged countless numbers of people into adversity. We at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) stand in solidarity with those affected and are thus launching two aid programs of our own. These programs are intended for researchers from the Ukraine and affected TUM students.
What are the prospects to end the war in Ukraine? How can the underlying conflicts be overcome? What can governments and society contribute to security in Europe? These questions will be discussed by Russia expert Prof. Horst Teltschik, Prof. Victoria Vdovychenko from Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University and Prof. Tim Büthe from TUM on May 19, 6 p.m., at a public event that will be streamed online.
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) conducted a multi-year empirical study to assess the impact of trees on city temperatures. Taking the city of Würzburg as an example, the researchers showed that vegetation cover of approximately 40 percent is needed to bring about lower summer temperatures.
The new TUM Campus in Munich's Olympiapark was officially dedicated on Monday, exactly four years after the groundbreaking ceremony. The building and the overall facilities will primarily be used by the Department of Sport and Health Sciences of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), with approximately 3,000 student users per semester, as well as by the Munich University Sports Center with around 17,000 active athletes per semester from all of Munich's universities and colleges.
Prof. Juliane Winkelmann is the Senior Vice President for International Alliances and Alumni at TUM. In this interview she discusses what it takes to build international contacts, TUM’s activities in its collaborative partnerships around the world and the opportunities for all members of the TUM community to get involved in internationalization.
A quantum system consisting of only 51 charged atoms can assume more than two quadrillion different states. Calculating the system's behavior is a piece of cake for a quantum simulator. Yet even with today's supercomputers it is almost impossible to verify the result. A research team from the University of Innsbruck and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now shown how these systems can be described using equations from the 18th century.
A central pillar of the future concept TUM Agenda 2030 is the teaching reform, which documents the commitment of TUM to a fundamental transformation in teaching. The Technical University of Munich wants to create a framework for young talents to live out and develop their abilities, creativity and curiosity on a new level. To this end, the Technical University of Munich is questioning old habits, building new structures and developing teaching formats that transcend disciplinary boundaries.
Annette Menzel, Professor of Ecoclimatology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Weihenstephan, will talk about the effects of climate change on nature in a lecture. The lecture, which ist part of the TUM@Freising series will be on May 17, starting at 7 p.m. in the Lindenkeller. For the first time, the event is now taking place again in the Lindenkeller after a two-year break. There will also be a livestream.
Following a heart attack, the human body is incapable of repairing lost tissue due to the heart’s inability to generate new muscle. However, treatment with heart progenitor cells could result in the formation of functional heart cells at injured sites. This new therapeutic approach is introduced by an international team in Nature Cell Biology. The aim is to start clinical studies within the next two years.
With grants of as much as five million euros, Humboldt Professorships are the best-endowed research prize in Germany. Prof. Angela Schoellig and Prof. Daniel Rückert will officially receive this honor on May 12, 2022. Both conduct research at TUM in the field of Artificial Intelligence. We speak with them in an interview about the benefits of their work and their scientific objectives.
Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, presented the priorities of the forthcoming European Innovation Agenda and the new European higher education strategy during a visit to TUM. The Commissioner participated as a speaker at the European Union Week and emphasized the role of talents and deep-tech start-ups for the future of Europe.