The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has recognized important patrons and scientists for their achievements. Among others, TUM awarded The Golden Ring of Honor to publisher Dr. Hermann Balle, politician Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch and fundraising coordinator Prof. Arnulf Melzer. At the end of his term in office, TUM President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann received the Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award, presented by the company Clariant together with TUM, for his lifetime achievements.
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Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, a professor of soil science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has won the German Environmental Award – the most richly endowed award of its kind in Europe. She has been studying soil and its importance for climate change at TUM since 1995. Co-winner Reinhard Schneider is the CEO of Werner & Mertz, a maker of cleaning products with an impressive commitment to sustainability.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is racing to the future with the Hyperloop. Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk came up with the idea of a high-speed train that will move through a tube at close to the speed of sound. TUM is working on this idea, as well as on other mobility concepts of the future. Specific plans include a new professorship, an expanded project team, large-scale research facilities and a test track at the site of the new Department of Aerospace and Geodesy (LRG) in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn on the outskirts of Munich. TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann spoke about these plans during a visit by Minister President Dr. Markus Söder in Garching.
The latest issue of the "THE World University Rankings" places the Technical University of Munich (TUM) among Europe's four best technical universities. For the third time in a row TUM has been ranked number two among all German universities.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the technology company Voith yesterday signed a frame agreement regulating the fundamental aspects of future collaboration in research.
After three years of construction, the new student cafeteria for the Garching research campus was officially opened today. The new building will now provide for the largest campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The structure is designed to provide an overall capacity of approximately 7300 meals per day. The State of Bavaria has invested 45 million euros in the facility.
The software maker Celonis, which got its start at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is one of the three nominees for the 2019 Deutscher Zukunftspreis, the German President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology. It offers process mining software to help companies analyze all of their digital business processes. In 2018 Celonis was valued at 1 billion US dollars.
Rocket drives using liquid oxygen, longer-lasting batteries for electric vehicles, custom-tailored implants from the 3D printer and automated management of tissue samples: Four alumni of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have turned these business ideas into successful start-ups, earning them recognition as best "Innovators under 35".
In the quest to prove that matter can be produced without antimatter, the GERDA experiment at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory is looking for signs of neutrinoless double beta decay. The experiment has the greatest sensitivity worldwide for detecting the decay in question. To further improve the chances of success, a follow-up project, LEGEND, uses an even more refined decay experiment.
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced that seven of its prestigious ERC Starting Grants will be awarded to scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) this year. The subject matter of the projects ranges from new cancer immune therapies to the atomic-level analysis of catalytic reactions. The ERC is also funding three additional projects with Proof-of-Concept Grants.