Vaccinations are an important factor in containing the COVID-19 pandemic and make a safe return to campus possible. TUM students and staff can now be vaccinated without pre-registrationon campus in Munich and Garching at fixed dates in July, August and October.
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.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) continues its robust growth, opening a new building for the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy in Ottobrunn on Monday. The building will be the future core of TUM activities at its Ottobrunn site southeast of Munich. The objective is to create Europe's most important university research and teaching center for aerospace and aviation, said university President Thomas F. Hofmann.
As temperatures rise, the risk of devastating forest fires is increasing. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using artificial intelligence to estimate the long-term impact that an increased number of forest fires will have on forest ecosystems. Their simulations show how Yellowstone National Park in the USA could change by the end of the century.
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.
In addition to chemical factors, mechanical influences play an important role in the natural growth of human organs such as kidneys, lungs and mammary glands – but also in the development of tumors. Now a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has investigated the process in detail using organoids, three-dimensional model systems of such organs which are produced in the laboratory.
High honors for Prof. Claudia Eckert and Laura Dahlmeier: Minister President Dr. Markus Söder presented the Bavarian Order of Merit to Technical University of Munich (TUM) IT security researcher Eckert and TUM student and former biathlete Dahlmeier. The Order is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria.
Earnings of top managers with DAX-listed companies in 2020 were lower for the third consecutive year, primarily due to a decrease in corporate profits and the bonuses that are linked to them. This was revealed in the annual study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and DSW, an advocacy group for private investors. The study concludes that closer alignment of executive compensation with long-term goals created the right incentives to manage the companies through the pandemic crisis.
Future technologies meet architectural history: This year the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will once again participate in the Kunstareal-Fest art festival with a number of contributions. Visitors will be able to try out digital construction technologies themselves and will discover the special architectural aspects of the Kunstareal museum district itself on guided tours.
Why have stock prices rebounded so quickly during the pandemic? What insights have researchers gained on capital markets during the crisis? In this interview, Prof. Christoph Kaserer gives a preview of his public Covid-19 Lecture that he will give online on Wednesday, July 14 at 6:15 pm.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the space flight concern ArianeGroup have signed a memorandum of understanding covering research, innovation and student education at the launch of the new building for the Department of Aerospace, Aeronautics and Geodesy on the TUM Ottobrunn campus.