Cracks in the ankles of Michelangelo's David statue, damaged columns in the cistern of the Hagia Tekla Basilica: Are these ancient structures in danger of collapsing? Researchers at Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a new process that makes it possible to assess the mechanical condition of structures based on photographs.
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People are more honest when talking about topics involving high-status knowledge. A new study in behavioral economics shows that this is true even if they have a financial incentive to lie. As expertise about increasingly complex technologies becomes more difficult to verify, questions of trust are getting more and more important in business.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and SAP SE are launching a long-term research partnership at the Garching Campus to jointly advance the technological revolution of digitization. This is Germany's most extensive research and development partnership between a company and a university, focusing on the core topics of artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as their secure application.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are increasingly the source of deadly infections. A team of scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig have now modified an approved cancer drug to develop an active agent against multidrug-resistant pathogens.
Earlier this month, on 1 December, the new European Commission embarked on its ambitious journey, striving for a healthy planet and a new digital world. Committed to excellence in research and education, the EuroTech Universities Alliance is dedicated to make a difference and help pave the way to a climate-neutral future based on smart game-changing technologies.
Four more research projects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are to receive funding in the form of Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The topics range from new materials for solar cells, imaging technology for nerve cell activity and realistic simulations of physical processes to new control technology approaches to man-machine-cooperation.
On December 1, 2019, TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann presented the TUM Ambassador certificate to seven TUM Researcher Alumni at the annual Advent concert of TUM in the Philharmonic Hall in Munich in front of around 2,000 guests.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded two of the 2020 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes to scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM): Thorsten Bach, Professor of Organic Chemistry, and Thomas Neumann, Professor of Database Systems. The prizes are presented annually to a maximum of ten researchers and are each worth 2.5 million euro.
The third success in the Excellence Initiative, a new university president, the German Future Prize for a spin-off: At today's Dies academicus the Technical University of Munich (TUM) looked back on an eventful and successful year and focused on the future. The university recognized a number of prominent personalities for their dedication and outstanding performance, including the first-time presentation of the TUM Sustainability Award.
The secure use of artificial intelligence (AI) is a key issue in research and practical applications. The new Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive System, now opened in Munich, will study how AI applications can interact safely with people. To facilitate its work, the State of Bavaria has announced six new research chairs, including four at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Two TUM professors will take on the leadership of the institute.