What does a melody look like? Can we calculate what combinations of tones will sound harmonic to our ears? In the exhibition "La La Lab – The Mathematics of Music", which opened in Heidelberg on Thursday, visitors can experiment with interactive exhibits to explore connections between mathematics and music. In this interview, co-curator Jürgen Richter-Gebert, a professor of mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), explains the role of visualizations in the exhibition.
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Chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an efficient water splitting catalyst as part of a collaborative international research effort. The catalyst comprises a double-helix semiconductor structure encased in carbon nitride. It is perfect for producing hydrogen economically and sustainably.
Interactions with artificial intelligence (AI) will become an increasingly common aspect of our lives. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now completed the first study of how “embodied AI” can help treat mental illness. Their conclusion: Important ethical questions of this technology remain unanswered. There is urgent need for action on the part of governments, professional associations and researchers.
The renowned architectural historian Prof. Winfried Nerdinger has made a name for himself as the founding director of the Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München (TUM) and the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism. Last week, the professor emeritus of architectural history was elected as the new President of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.
Led by President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, a delegation from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) visited the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest today. President Herrmann and CEU Rector Michael Ignatieff signed an agreement on the cooperation between the two universities. The far reaching academic partnership is conditional on CEU’s ability to continue granting US academic degrees in Hungary.
Students give the Technical University of Munich (TUM) many high marks. This is seen in the latest rankings from the Centre for Higher Education (CHE). This year's CHE rankings focus on degree programs in engineering.
The progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) can vary markedly from one patient to the next, yet until now there has been no reliable way to predict whether and, if so, to what extent disability is likely to develop. In a research project of the Disease-Related Multiple Sclerosis Competence Network (KKNMS), a working group at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has recently shown that elevated levels of specific antibodies in the nervous system are telltale signs of early and rapidly progressing disability.
Electrons and their atomic nuclei influence their respective motions in more materials than previously assumed. Scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich made this discovery during measurements conducted at TUM’s research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II). Possible applications for the effect they identified include data processing and zero-loss transmission of electricity.
At the beginning of May, a pediatric cardiac surgery team from Munich set off for Cairo to assist the experts there. The leader of the team is Professor Jürgen Hörer, who recently assumed a unique position in Munich: he is professor of surgery for congenital cardiac defects and pediatric cardiac surgery at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), clinical director of the German Heart Center Munich (DHM) as well as head of the Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Ludwig Maximilians University Hospital in Munich.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is again among the top ten in the latest ranking of “Europe’s Most Innovative Universities”. To compile the ranking, the British news agency Reuters assesses the impact of the research and innovation activities of universities on progress in technology and economy.