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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.