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Biophysics laboratory at TUM
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QS World University Rankings by Subject

TUM among top 25 in five subjects

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject TUM ranks among the 25 best universities worldwide in five subjects. TUM is also among the top 50 in seven other subjects. In the overall subject groups of Engineering & Technology and Natural Sciences, TUM is ranked number 28th each.

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Generating energy from light: The newly developed "nanozyme," a yellow powder, mimics the properties of enzymes involved in photosynthesis.
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Synthesis gas and battery power from sunlight energy

Smart light traps

Plants use photosynthesis to harvest energy from sunlight. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have applied this principle as the basis for developing new sustainable processes which in the future may produce syngas (synthetic gas) for the large-scale chemical industry and be able to charge batteries.

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Sustainability Research
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Livestream on March 21: Survey of female MEPs

Debate on online hate speech targeting women in politics

Women who are politically active in social media are frequently faced with online hate speech. The extent and causes of this form of misogyny as well as possible countermeasures will be addressed in a discussion event in Brussels at 5 p.m. on March 21. The event will also be livestreamed. Janina Steinert, Professor of Global Health at TUM, will present a survey conducted among Members of the European Parliament.

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Research Event
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Heinz Nixdorf Foundation supports organoid research at TUM

3.8 million euros for endowed professorship and laboratory

The Heinz Nixdorf Foundation is presenting over 3.8 million euros to the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for research on organoid model systems. Organoids can help in understanding the molecular fundamentals of illness and health and bringing these findings to clinical application, in particular for individualized cancer therapies. The funding will be used for an endowed TUM professorship for AI-supported organoid development and the highly specialized Heinz Nixdorf Laboratory for Organoid System Analytics.

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New issue of the "Faszination Forschung" magazine

From the physics of self-organization in biology to the ethical implications of innovation, "Faszination Forschung" No. 29 presents current research highlights of our university.

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Discussion with Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis, on March 15, 7:00 pm

New technologies from the perspective of Jewish ethics

How does Jewish ethics regard the broad topic of Artificial Intelligence? What does it have to say about other areas of technological research and innovation? These questions are the focus of the upcoming Academy Talk of the TUM:Junge Akademie in collaboration with the Hochschule für Politik München (HfP) - Bavarian School of Public Policy (HfP) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

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Benefits for women with lower educational attainment

Small support improves access to childcare and employment

Relatively minor support with the application process is enough to help families with lower educational attainment secure childcare places. A new study shows that mothers subsequently spend more working hours and that the earnings gap between mothers and fathers becomes narrower. A causal link has now been demonstrated for the first time in the case of women with relatively low school certificate who are particularly disadvantaged in the job market.

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Cutting-edge research on the "Industrial Metaverse"

Siemens supports fellowships at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study

Siemens is once again endowing six Hans Fischer Fellowships with over 2.4 million euros at the Technical University of Munich's Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS). The move will make it possible in the coming years for international experts to work together with leading TUM scientists on the development of the "Industrial Metaverse". The focus will be on the areas Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics as well as Computer Simulation.

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Scientist at the Singapore campus Dr. David Eckhoff, sitting in front of a glass building.

New podcast episode of "We are TUM“

Episode 13: Electro-mobility in Singapore, vaccine education and entrepreneurship at TUM

What do megacities need to be converted to electro-mobility? This is what David Eckhoff is investigating at the TUMCREATE research center in Singapore. In the latest episode of "We are TUM“, learn how he is using simulators to test an electric-driven traffic system in the million-strong metropolis. Further guests: Tobias Massier from TUMCREATE, start-up consultant Alina Friedrichs, and Katharina Tartler from the student group VACCtion. Lastly, writing coach Dzifa Vode gives tips for academic writing.

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TUM researchers confirm assumed chamber

Important find in the Cheops pyramid of Giza

An international research team has revealed a previously unknown chamber in the Cheops pyramid of Giza. As early as 2016 measurements showed the existence of a hidden hollow space in the vicinity of the chevron blocks over the entrance. Now scientists from Cairo University and Technical University of Munich (TUM) have used Radar, ultrasound and endoscopy to make an important contribution to confirming this assumption. The status of the Egyptian pyramid as one of the best investigated structures in the world makes this find particularly important.

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