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ZDF culture magazine Aspekte at TUM
What is Bavaria's culture of innovation like?
Jo Schück, presenter of the ZDF culture magazine Aspekte, explored the character of Bavaria on a long reporting trip. In Munich, he met with innovation researcher Prof. Sebastian Pfotenhauer, UnternehmerTUM CEO Prof. Helmut Schönenberger and Alona Kharchenko from robotics start-up Devanthro to discuss the state's culture of innovation.
SZ interview with Vice President for Sustainable Transformation Prof. Werner Lang
Students as pioneers of sustainability
Sustainability is one of the most important topics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) - and one that affects almost all areas of research, teaching and operations. Since 2022, there has been the TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030 and, since this year, the office of Vice President for Sustainable Transformation. Prof. Werner Lang, holder of the Chair for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Planning and Building, has taken on this role.
BR presents bioengineering program
DNA analysis in schools
PCR equipment, genetic engineering, enzyme reactions – it is still extremely rare to see pupils carrying out biotechnology experiments in school classrooms. This is made possible under a program offered by TUM and the Amgen Foundation and by the school network of the Schülerforschungszentrum Berchtesgadener Land, a research center for pupils. The broadcaster BR was on hand as a school class carried out a DNA analysis experiment.
Prof. Astrid Séville invited to BR Dossier Politik broadcast
Is democracy holding up in the crisis?
How does the German federal government communicate in the current crisis situation? How openly should politicians admit to problems? How can they counteract pessimism and populism? In Dossier Politik, a weekly political program by the broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, Astrid Séville, a professor of political philosophy and theory, explains how democracy can stand its ground in a fundamental crisis.
“Exzellent erklärt” podcast about the “ORIGINS” Cluster of Excellence
The beginnings of life
Billions of years ago, life emerged on Earth. Which external circumstances made this possible and what “ingredients” were necessary for it, however, remain important open questions in science. Researchers in the “ORIGINS” Cluster of Excellence at TUM and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München are working with several partners in order to find answers. In the latest podcast in the “Exzellent erklärt" series, two experts from the cluster explain their research into better understanding the beginnings of life.
Track and field athlete Christina Hering doing performance diagnostics at TUM
Real-time data for optimized training
Just a few meters from the Olympic Stadium, at the new Sports and Health Sciences Campus, research is being conducted into state-of-the-art performance diagnostics. Christina Hering, 13-time German 800-meter champion and TUM alumna, is working with a team from the Chair of Performance Analysis and Sports Informatics on her load control and running technique. German TV station ZDF accompanied her.
Podcast episode of the series “Exzellent erklärt” about the Cluster of Excellence “e-conversion”
To use energy from natural sources like sun, wind and water, it must be converted and stored. The Cluster of Excellence “e-conversion” explores the fundamentals of such processes. In the new podcast episode about the cluster, Sina Stegmaier, PhD graduate student in the field of chemistry, explains the problems of energy storage in batteries and which solutions researchers work on. She graduates at the Chair of Theoretical Chemistry at TUM, supervised by Prof. Karsten Reuter.
BR interview: Prof. Gunther Friedl on the situation in the automotive industry
How is the war affecting supply chains?
Many German companies produce in Ukraine and Russia. Now factories are at a standstill. How is the war affecting the auto industry's supply chains? Have companies shifted too many production steps abroad? What strategies will help prevent the next crisis after the semiconductor bottlenecks? Prof. Gunther Friedl, Dean of the TUM School of Management, answers these questions in an interview with BR.
Podcast episode of the series “Exzellent erklärt” about the Cluster of Excellence “MCQST”
A trip to quantum world
Entirely new technologies are made possible by the peculiar rules of quantum mechanics – like, for example, the quantum computer. Kai Müller is professor for Quantum Electronics and Computer Engineering at Technical University of Munich (TUM). Together with a colleague of the Cluster of Excellence „Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology“ (MCQST) he explains basic quantum phenomena and their applications, such as quantum communications.
A TV documentary on ARTE shows what algae can do for us
Can algae save the world?
Algae have created the basis for our life on earth. Given the current problems, could they help us again? In her documentation, editor Jenny von Sperber visits, among others, Prof. Brück at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He conducts research on algae at the Werner Siemens Chair in Synthetic Biotechnology. The documentary presents some of his ideas.