“Faszination Forschung” Magazine no. 26

Hubble Constant

We find ourselves at a turning point in history – and we are shaping the change we see around us. With research into climate change that engages local citizens, with carbon fiber reinforced polymers made of algae, and with multifunctional, fully recyclable 3D-printed facades. Also in this issue: A third, independent measurement method for the Hubble constant that could solve one of the most hotly disputed questions in astrophysics.

Prof. Sherry Suyu Astrid Eckert
Astrophysicist Prof. Sherry Suyu and her team hit the headlines when they presented a new measurement method for the Hubble constant.


Lenses Made from Pure Gravity Help to Solve a Cosmic Contradiction

Sherry Suyu made headlines when she and her team came up with a third, independent measurement method for the Hubble constant. Their work helps solve one of the most hotly disputed questions in astrophysics.

Unlocking the Secrets of Long-lasting Success

Ancient adhesives made from materials found in nature have been holding together cathedrals for hundreds of years. Cordt Zollfrank investigates this long-forgotten knowledge with the aim to develop environmentally friendly adhesives.

The Best of Both Worlds

Friedrich Simmel and his team study how robotic systems can be created from molecules or cells. Future visions expect such systems to enter into application in robotics and medicine.

Climate Change in Your Backyard

The interdisciplinary collaborative research project BAYSICS strives to engage citizens across Bavaria in research into climate change. Annette Menzel initi­ated and coordinates the project.

Turning Algae into Lightweight Building Materials

Within the Green Carbon project, Thomas Brück developed a process to produce carbon fiber reinforced polymers based on algae.

Many Features, One Material, One Process

Moritz Mungenast investigates the potential of 3D-printed, multifunctional, recyclable facades. The result of his research are facades made from only a single material. The various functions are realized via dedicated geometries.

The Molecular Engineers

Johannes Barth, Willi Auwärter and Joachim Reichert are exploring new ways of producing functional units made from individual molecules.They are exploring novel avenues towards future nanoelectronics, photo­nics or catalysis applications.

Getting Everything Flowing Nicely

With 3D-printed probes to determine the state of the flow, TUM start-up Vectoflow has shaken up the niche market for pressure-based measurement technology.

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