Despite their extremely small mass, neutrinos play a key role in cosmology and particle physics. After evaluation of the first measurement results in the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN), it is now clear: The previously unknown mass of the neutrinos must be less than one electron volt. This result is more accurate than previous measurements and raises hopes of discovering new neutrino properties.
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Success is no accident: To reach your goal you need perseverance. But where does the motivation come from? An international team of researchers led by scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified the neural circuit in the brain of fruit flies which makes them perform at their best when searching for food.
Almost every youngster has dreamed of being able to operate a giant crane. Until now, operating the heavy machines has been extremely complicated. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed concepts for intuitive crane control that make operations seem as easy as child's play.
The cells of our immune system constantly communicate with one another by exchanging complex protein molecules. A team led by researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now revealed how dedicated cellular control proteins, referred to as chaperones, detect immature immune signaling proteins and prevent them from leaving the cell.
Every year, more than 1000 scientists from all over the world visit the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II), to carry out measurements. On October 3, 2019, you too can take a look at Germany's most important facility for neutron research. Guided tours start in the special exhibition in the Department of Physics, which is open from 9:00 to 18:00.
Climate change with its causes and consequences is one of the greatest challenges in human history. Each and every one of us is called upon to contribute our own expertise in research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities to the solution of this existential problem, as well as to critically question and adapt our own lifestyles and behaviors.
A German and British research team lead by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has examined the interplay between genetics, cardiovascular disease and educational attainment in a major population study. Genetic variants which had been linked to educational attainment in other studies were observed in the subjects. The researchers found that these variants also had implications for a more health-conscious lifestyle and thus a lower risk of cardiovascular disease – in some cases regardless of the level of education.
A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has completed the first study of the effects of a simultaneous infection with blood flukes (schistosomes) and the bacterium Helicobacter pylori – a fairly common occurrence in some parts of the world. They identified a complex interaction which resulted – among other effects – in a weakening of the adverse impact of the pathogens acting individually.
The new center of the Garching research campus at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), GALILEO, is nearing completion. As part of today’s opening ceremony, Minister of State Hubert Aiwanger, TUM-President Professor Wolfgang A. Herrmann and investor Oliver Soini honored the innovative nature of the public-private partnership project.
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.