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  • Romano Prodi with TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann (l.), Dean Gunther Friedl (r.), and Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt on stage in the audimax lecture hall.
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    TUM honorary doctorate presented to Romano Prodi

    TUM School of Management honors former EU Commission president

    The TUM School of Management has conferred an honorary doctorate on Romano Prodi, the former president of the EU Commission. It recognizes the economist and politician, who twice served as the prime minister of Italy, for his outstanding academic and political achievements in the interests of the economy and European unity.

  • Prof. Franz Pfeiffer and his team have tested the dark-field X-ray technique in a clinical study.
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    New X-ray technology first used with patients

    Dark-field X-ray technology improves diagnosis of pulmonary ailments

    For the first time, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have successfully used a new X-ray method for respiratory diagnostics with patients. Dark-field X-rays visualize early changes in the alveolar structure caused by the lung disease COPD and require only one fiftieth of the radiation dose typically applied in X-ray computed tomography. This permits broad medical application in early detection and treatment follow-up of respiratory ailments.

  • TUM wins the Indy Autonomous Challenge

    Technical University of Munich's AI-controlled race car makes fastest time in Indianapolis

    The Indy Autonomous Challenge was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday – a race completely without drivers. Nine teams from universities around the world competed against one another with race cars controlled using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Technical University of Munich (TUM) team made the best time with an average speed of 218 kilometers per hour. That won the young researchers first place and a cash prize of one million US dollars.

  • The winning teams of the m4 Award 2021 with Dr. Manfred Wolter (StMWi, 7th from right) and Prof. Horst Domdey (CEO of BioM, 6th from right).
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    Triple success at BioM Award

    Three times 500,000 euros start-up funding for TUM spin-offs

    The Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy announced the five winners of this year's m4 Award pre-seed competition together with BioM at the BioEntrepreneurship Summit 2021 start-up event on October 21, 2021. Each winning team will receive up to 500,000 euros for two years from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy. Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are involved in three of the five teams.

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    "Redefining tradition"

    TUM Talk in Heilbronn focuses on family-owned companies

    Successors and sustainability, institution and innovation: Family-owned companies face a wide range of challenges when it comes to properly preparing for the next generation. Representatives from business and science discuss the potential and challenges of family-led enterprises at Technical University of Munich's TUM Talk on the Heilbronn educational campus.

  • Putting the fire lookout in orbit

    Forest fire monitoring: OroraTech launches first nanosatellite

    OroraTech, a startup formed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is preparing to launch a fleet of small satellites. They will use infrared cameras to detect temperature anomalies at high temporal and spatial resolutions. With the data, the young entrepreneurs want to localize forest fires quickly and track their spread in real time.

  • Dmitrii Usynin

    Earning a doctorate at two top universities

    Interview with Dmitrii Usynin about Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and Robotics

    Computer Science researcher Dmitrii Usynin is working towards a doctorate at TUM and the renowned Imperial College London. He is among the first cohort enrolled at the Joint Academy for Doctoral Studies (JADS) established by the two universities, which is researching a variety of subjects in the area of “Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and Robotics“. In our interview, Dmitrii Usynin talks about his work in two different scientific cultures and two different cities.

  • Co-author Tobias Neuwirth adjusts the setup for the neutron grating interferometry at the ANTARES instrument of the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich.
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    Test procedures under scrutiny

    Comparatively, neutrons detect the most defects in 3D printed components

    In the manufacture of turbines, conventional processes often reach their limits. Therefore, additive manufacturing is increasingly used to produce complex, curved components with intricate structures. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now examined common methods used to locate defects inside components. In their investigation neutron grating interferometry, performed at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz research neutron source (FRM II), achieved the best defect detection.

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    Welcome to TUM!

    President Hofmann greets first-semester students in person on campus

    University President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann finds it "the best event of the year": On Monday he was able to welcome thousands of new students to the Technical University of Munich (TUM) during the first-semester reception on the Garching campus. For the first time, as many as approximately 14,000 students have matriculated for the 2021 winter semester at TUM. 4,000 of the new students won in the lottery for party invitations and gathered together outdoors in front of the TUM Department of Mathematics.

  • A kitchen in a student shared flat, in the center a table with four chairs
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    Well equipped for apartment hunting

    Chiu-Li Tseng gives tips for finding accomodation and introduces TUM Living

    Anyone new to university, perhaps even coming to Germany for the first time, is initially faced with the challenge of finding an apartment at the place of study. This is not easy, especially in and around Munich. At TUM, however, there is plenty of support for students looking for a place to live. In this interview, Chiu-Li Tseng introduces some of the services and gives valuable tips on how to successfully find a room.