In response to the continued spread of the virus and the Federal and Bavarian government measures to limit contact among the public, the TUM Board of Management decided to extend the university’s restricted operations, for the time being, until 17 April 2020 at midnight. Current regulations will continue to apply for all TUM locations. For the most recent information on restrictions, please refer to the information at www.tum.de/en/corona.
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Cochlear implants restore hearing in deaf people to an amazingly high level. In order to optimize such implants, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a computer model which predicts the neuronal activation patterns that the implant creates in the auditory nerve fibers. As a starting point, the researchers used a high-resolution representation of the human inner ear.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) ranks among the world's best 50 universities in 11 subjects and in five subjects is among the top 25. These are some of the results of the latest "QS World University Rankings by Subject".
Freeze drying has provided us with tasty dried fruits in muesli, long-life yoghurt cultures and many other important products. For the first time, using neutron beams from the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) research neutron source, a team of scientists has now been able to show us the drying process in detail. The process engineering has thus gained a method of testing theoretical models in practice.
Plants obtain their energy from the sun. Other beings rely on eating to survive. Yet how does the energy flow inside ecosystems function and are there differences between ecosystems with many species in comparison to those with few species? Researchers have now examined these questions using a holistic approach by evaluating data gathered through a large-scale biodiversity experiment.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is appointing new vice presidents in two important fields of action: Angelika Görg, professor emerita for proteomics, will be TUM's first Vice President Compliance. The new Vice President Entrepreneurship is Helmut Schönenberger, honorary professor and CEO of TUM’s affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM, Center for Innovation and Business Creation.
Using a mixture of oil droplets and hydrogel, medical active agents can be not only precisely dosed, but also continuously administered over periods of up to several days. The active agents inside the active droplets are released at a constant rate, decreasing the risk of over- or underdosage.
With leading local representatives and TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann in attendance, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) presented their trailblazing work on robot assistants at the User and Research Center for Geriatronics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In times of demographic change and an ageing population, their work is bringing technical support systems for dignified and autonomous living in old age within reach. The aim is to establish a “geriatronics campus” as an international reference center. It will bring together under one roof modern research and teaching with new nursing care and residential concepts for the third and fourth stages of ageing.
People receiving end-of-life care are usually cut off from the outside world in their hospice rooms. Architecture students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed new concepts for an inner-city hospice. The goal is to enable dying residents to participate in everyday life.
In his address at the TUM Speakers Series former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on students to put pressure on governments to collaborate globally. He emphatically warned against nuclear armament and the impact of climate change.
Many amphibians and fish are able to change their color in order to better adapt to their environment. Munich-based scientists have now investigated the molecular mechanisms in the cytoskeleton necessary for this and revealed potential evolutionary paths.