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Daniel Cremers, Professor for Computer Vision and Artifical Intelligence
6/20/2024
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New, more precise 3D reconstructions for autonomous driving and preservation of cultural artefacts

From two images to a 3D object

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have succeeded in generating precise 3D reconstructions of objects using images from only two camera perspectives. Their method works even with images captured in their natural surroundings. Previously, such reconstructions were possible only with hundreds of perspectives or under laboratory conditions. Camera-based reconstructions are used in autonomous driving or when preserving historical monuments.

Research Artificial Intelligence
6/19/2024
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Victory against the Bund Naturschutz lawsuit

Administrative Court confirms lawful operation of the FRM II

The Bavarian Administrative Court has confirmed the legality of the operation of the FRM II research reactor. It dismissed a corresponding complaint by the Bund Naturschutz against the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz research neutron source in Garching. The Scientific Director of the FRM II, Prof. Dr. Christian Pfleiderer, said: "This means that this enormously important facility for science and medicine can continue to be operated."

Research
6/19/2024
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TUM Industry on Campus partner invests 100 million euros

SAP research center opened at TUM Campus Garching

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and SAP are deepening their intensive partnership with a new research center for artificial intelligence on the Garching campus. With an investment volume of 100 million euros, the building complex was officially opened on Wednesday. In the future, 700 SAP employees and 120 TUM researchers will work together on software solutions there.

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View of the "Light and Matter" exhibition with numerous interactive stations.
6/19/2024
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Special exhibition "Light and Matter" makes quantum physics tangible

A „Quantum“ Insight

From the scanner at the supermarket checkout to high-speed internet surfing through fibre optic cables: developments in quantum physics have long been part of our everyday lives and are widely used. In the new special exhibition ‘Light and Matter’, quantum optical phenomena are now being illuminated and made tangible at the Deutsches Museum. As part of the Cluster of Excellence Munich Centre for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST), the exhibition also offers an insight into current research and an outlook on future applications.

Research Quantum Technologies Community
6/18/2024
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Ministry of Education and Research funds top robotics consortium in Germany

Robotics Institute Germany established

The Robotics Institute Germany (RIG), jointly established by Germany’s leading robotics centers, is to become the central contact point for robotics in Germany. At the "AI-based Robotics 2024" conference in Berlin, Prof Angela Schoellig from the consortium leader, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and RIG spokesperson Prof Tamim Asfour from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) presented the RIG concept for AI-based robotics. The project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the next four years, will start on July 1, 2024.

Research Artificial Intelligence
Pupils working together
6/18/2024
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PISA study

German students rank middle of the pack in creative thinking

The creative thinking ability of 15-year-olds in Germany corresponds to the OECD average. That is a further result of the latest PISA study. The analysis shows that creative thinking skills closely correlate to results in the core competencies in mathematics, reading and the natural sciences.

Research
6/17/2024
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TUM Scientists Develop New Method for Early Detection of Climate Tipping Points

Understanding the Green Sahara’s Collapse

Abrupt shifts within complex systems such as the Earth’s climate system are extremely hard to predict. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have now succeeded in developing a new method to anticipate such tipping points in advance. They successfully tested the reliability of their method using one of the most severe abrupt climate changes of the past: the shift of the once-green Sahara into a desert.

Research Sustainability
A soccer field seen from above
6/14/2024
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Sport informatics professor Daniel Link on data analysis at the European Championship

"Soccer is still a chaotic game"

Prof. Daniel Link uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze sports games. In this interview, he talks about how data is collected and processed in soccer, about a soccer hackathon at TUM and about how data analyses can help to improve the game.

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A woman watching at a smartphone
6/14/2024
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War-related disinformation most effective among conspiracy-minded people

Impact of Russian social media campaigns less pronounced than often assumed

Most people do not believe the disinformation spread by Russia about the war in Ukraine, even if they regularly use social media. Instead, the decisive factor in the efficacy of this propaganda is whether a person is fundamentally receptive to conspiracy narratives. These are the findings of an international research team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in around 20 European and American countries. The respective proportion of people who believe Russian assertions differs substantially.

Research
Prof. Kristina Reiss, Emerita of Excellence und Ombudsperson Research at TUM
6/13/2024
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Good scientific practice

"The most important foundation of our work is trust"

Plagiarism, data manipulation, incorrect author citations – in cases of suspected scientific misconduct, researchers at TUM can and should contact Prof. Kristina Reiss. The TUM professor emerita of Mathematics Education has been Ombudsperson for good scientific practice since 2022.

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