An international team headed up by Alexander Holleitner and Jonathan Finley, physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has succeeded in placing light sources in atomically thin material layers with an accuracy of just a few nanometers. The new method allows for a multitude of applications in quantum technologies, from quantum sensors and transistors in smartphones through to new encryption technologies for data transmission.
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Data from over 12,000 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients formed the basis of a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) which investigated the population’s vaccination behavior in relation to MS. It showed that five years before their diagnosis, MS patients were statistically less likely to receive vaccinations than comparator groups. Consequently, there was no positive correlation between vaccinations and the development of MS.
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a new methodology for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants. It could simplify and accelerate the quality control of food in the future.
The scGen computer model, developed by scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München, predicts how cells will behave. The software uses artificial intelligence to model the response of a cell to a disease or treatment – with no need for experimental data from pertubed human cells.
In the Munich Business Plan Competition, the top three spots were claimed by start-ups incubated at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The winner, presize.ai, offers software that enables online shoppers to take their own body measurements. In second place was m-Bee, which has developed a new battery storage technology. Orbem, which has developed a method for identifying the sex of poultry embryos still in the egg, won third prize.
With today's topping-out ceremony for the first phase of the new complex being built to house the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the state of Bavaria and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) marked an important milestone on the Garching hightech campus.
Plant scientists of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 924 “Molecular mechanisms regulating yield and yield stability in plants” urge for the revision of the EU regulations permitting a more precise and faster adaptation of crop plants to climate change using genome editing.
Atrial fibrillation is a common abnormal heart rhythm. It is treated either with medications or by applying heat or extreme cold to destroy small specific tissue areas in the atrium. This inevitably causes small wounds. A team at the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Unit of the German Heart Center Munich (DHM) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered a blood-borne marker that quickly reveals the extent of such wounds, allowing healing and the success of the intervention to be monitored precisely.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) opened the Friedrich N. Schwarz Research Station in Berchtesgaden today. In a sustainable building made from wood, TUM will be researching the alpine ecosystem and examining new ways to teach the natural sciences in schools. The station was funded by the TUM University Foundation.
Prestigious honors awarded to six members of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) community: The Bavarian minister president Dr. Markus Söder has presented the Bavarian Order of Merit to Prof. Ann-Kristin Achleitner and Prof. Ulrich Walter, the emeritus professors Prof. Hannelore Daniel, Prof. Ludwig Narziss and Prof. Sophie Wolfrum, and the honorary professor Rudolf Staudigl. It is granted in recognition of distinguished contributions to the State of Bavaria.