Kinexon, the start-up founded by graduates of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), develops hardware and software that traces the movements of athletes, but which can also be used to automate production processes in industry. A new contact tracing technology developed by the company is now playing a role in the restart of the major US sports leagues.
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In the latest "Shanghai Ranking", the Technical University of Munich (TUM) moves up to rank 54 worldwide and is one of only four German universities in the top 100. This makes TUM once again the best Technical University in Germany and one of the four best TUs in Europe. Moreover, recently published academic subject rankings, also prepared by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, confirm that the high quality of research in various fields at TUM compares favorably with top international institutions.
Corals growing on the reefs of the Bahamas produce an active agent that kills multi-resistant tuberculosis bacteria. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have managed to produce the antibiotic biotechnologically in the laboratory – fast, cost-efficient and sustainably.
In recognition of responsible and sustainable business activities, four mid-sized companies have been selected for the IKOM Award for Employers of the Future. The award, initiated by students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is presented jointly by the student group IKOM with TUM and the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw).
Almost all satellites are powered by solar cells – but solar cells are heavy. While conventional high-performance cells reach up to three watts of electricity per gram, perovskite and organic hybrid cells could provide up to ten times that amount. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has now tested this type of cell in space for the first time.
Joe Biden, the presumptive US Democratic party's presidential candidate, announced Tuesday night that California Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate as the vice-presidential candidate in the upcoming November election. In an interview Tim Büthe, Professor of International Relations at the TUM Bavarian School of Public Policy (HfP), gives his assessment of her candidacy.
Bacteria are survival artists: When they get nutrition, they multiply rapidly, albeit they can also survive periods of hunger. But, when they grow too quickly, their ability to survive is hampered, as studies by a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) on E. coli bacteria show. The results could help increase the effectiveness of antibiotics.
The Board of Trustees of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has confirmed four Senior Vice Presidents in office: Prof. Gerhard Müller for Academic & Student Affairs, Prof. Claudia Peus for Talent Management and Diversity, Prof. Juliane Winkelmann for International Alliances and Alumni and Dr. Hans Pongratz as Chief Information Officer. The new term of office begins on October 1.
Sherry H. Suyu, Professor of Observational Cosmology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), will receive the 2021 Lancelot M. Berkeley – New York Community Trust Award for meritorious work in astronomy. In the past few years, she and her team have developed a new and completely independent method for determining the Hubble constant that sets the expansion rate of the universe.
Soils play a major role when it comes to the long-term storage of CO2 and the resulting reduction of this gas in the atmosphere – therefore they can contribute to slowing down climate change. In order to gain a better understanding of these mechanisms, it can be helpful to look at the microscopic level of soil microorganisms. An international and interdisciplinary group of researchers has examined how microorganisms interact with each other to contribute to the decomposition and storage of carbon in terrestrial ecosystems.