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[Translate to English:] Präsident Thomas F. Hofmann beim Dies Academicus 2022.
12/01/2022
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TUM Dies Academicus annual academic celebration

Giving the World a Home

The TUM family filled the Audimax main auditorium for the annual Dies Academicus celebration. President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann thanked all the members of the university "for your personal dedication, for your flexibility and your pragmatism in these turbulent and challenging times." We see it again and again, he said: "TUM is not just a university, it's a feeling! And it's worth sharing this feeling with one another and letting it grow as a result!"

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Sustainability Campus news Studies President
Karen Alim is a professor of Theory of Biological Networks at TUM.
11/30/2022
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Researchers decrypt transport dynamics of porous media

The junction is the key

What laws govern how chemicals pass through filters? How do droplets of oil move through layers of stone? How do blood cells travel through a living organism? A team of researchers led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) has discovered how pore space geometry impacts transport of substances through fluids.

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Research
The groundbreaking for the new Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Neurosciences building
11/30/2022
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Groundbreaking for new Center for MS and Neurosciences building

United against multiple sclerosis

TUM's university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar will be home to a unique research center: The Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Neurosciences will unite research, therapy development and treatment under a single roof. A groundbreaking ceremony marked the official beginning of construction for the center. The new construction made possibe by a substantial donation from the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

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Campus news Research
Hans Hauner, Professor für Ernährungsmedizin
11/29/2022
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Size of fat cells can cause metabolic disorders

Why are overweight people more susceptible to illness?

If you gain weight, the fat cells in the body get bigger. So in the extremely obese, those fat cells are greatly enlarged. Now, researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to show how enlarged fat cells can cause metabolic diseases. They also developed non-invasive examination methods to determine the size of human fat cells.

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Research
11/29/2022
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Course offered for digital political communication

Understanding and applying Data Science in social media

No one can succeed in political communication without a fundamental understanding of data analysis. A new certificate course at the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning will open up the world of data collected via social media accessible to those interested, even without special skills in IT or statistics.

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Artificial Intelligence Studies Event
Dirk Haller, Professor of Nutrition and Immunology, working in his lab.
11/28/2022
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DFG funds new projects and extends existing collaborative research centers

Three new CRCs with significant participation on the part of TUM

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended its funding for the Microbiome Signatures collaborative research center (CRC 1371) which is led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Additionally, three new projects in which TUM was an applicant university have been approved. The topics range from T-cells, to plant-microbe interactions, through to the mathematics of quantum systems.

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Quantum Technologies Research
Dr. Benjamin Kick, Dr. Klaus Wagenbauer und Dr. Jonas Funke from Plectonic.
11/28/2022
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SPRIND to finance spin-off Plectonic

Nanoswitches for tumor targeting

The Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation SPRIND will provide funding for the work of Plectonic Biotech in the coming years. The TUM spin-off has developed a nanoswitch that binds immune cells to tumor cells. The goal is to facilitate the development of immunotherapies that target tumors specifically and have fewer side effects.

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Entrepreneurship
Professor Tim Büthe
11/25/2022
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November 28: Public lecture on the current state of research

War and peace in Ukraine

What can researchers in international relations tell us about the causes of war and the possibilities for restoring peace? And how do these insights contribute to a better understanding of the war in Ukraine? Tim Büthe, a professor of international relations at the Hochschule für Politik at TUM, will provide an accessible overview of the current state of research on November 28 starting at 6 p.m. The event at the TUM Think Tank is open to the public and will also be live streamed.

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Research Event
11/25/2022
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Groundbreaking calculations by TUM researchers

Operation of FRM II possible with Low Enriched Uranium

Scientifically speaking it is possible to convert the Research Neutron Source (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for a fuel element with Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). This conclusion is the result of TUM researchers' calculations, which have been independently confirmed by experts in the USA. This establishes the theoretical foundations for implementing state regulatory requirements to discontinue the use of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) as fuel at the FRM II in the future.

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Research President
The award winners with representatives of TUM, UnternehmerTUM and the Zeidler Research Foundation.
11/25/2022
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Teams from construction, chemistry and pharmaceuticals recognized

TUM IDEAward for sustainable start-up ideas

Building materials made from hops, a pyrolysis system for plastic waste and a patch that helps prevent urinary tract infections: These three start-up ideas were honored yesterday with the tenth TUM IDEAward.

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