Herbert Spohn, professor emeritus for Applied Probability Theory and Statistical Physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been awarded the Boltzmann Medal by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). It is considered to be the highest distinction in the field of statistical physics.
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At the fourth Kunstareal-Fest on July 13 and 14, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will present special features of its buildings that are usually hidden from the public eye. Visitors have the opportunity to experience architecture first-hand and help shape it themselves. For children and teenagers, there is a wood workshop and a technical workshop. TUM will also be showcasing art events, performances, and an exhibition on the blue planet as seen from space.
At a conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, from July 1 to 22 1944, 44 countries drew up rules for the global economy. Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt, the reform rector of the Bavarian School for Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is the editor of a special volume marking the anniversary. Her main conclusions: While China's ambitions for power do not pose a threat to the achievements of Bretton Woods, the rise of populism could have significant effects.
Planning building construction, particularly for major projects, is extremely complex. Until now information has primarily been communicated using drawings, which can in some cases result in costly planning errors. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital method that digitally models structures from planning to construction all the way to operation. This makes it possible to detect planning errors earlier and thus to avoid unnecessary costs and delays. The new national BIM Center of Excellence, which includes the Technical University of Munich (TUM), intends to establish this method within the construction industry.
Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft. While major airports have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe navigation of the aircraft, this is usually not the case at smaller airports. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and their project partners have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.
An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has built platinum nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells: The new size-optimized catalysts are twice as good as the best process commercially available today.
The fly agaric with its red hat is perhaps the most evocative of the diverse and variously colored mushroom species. Hitherto, the purpose of these colors was shrouded in mystery. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in collaboration with the Bavarian Forest National Park, have now put together the first pieces of this puzzle.
The new Technical University of Munich (TUM) Department of Aerospace and Geodesy (LRG) will be launched in this year's winter semester, as announced by Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder in his policy statement of April 18, 2018. The department is the centerpiece of the Bavarian aviation and astronautics strategy presented by Söder Monday at the TUM Garching research campus. TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann emphasized the societal implications of aviation and astronautics technologies. He pointed out that the power of geodetic systems (remote sensing technologies, satellite navigation) will make aviation and astronautics a "Mission Earth", with these convergent technologies taking mobility both on and above the "Blue Planet" to new dimensions, revolutionizing everyday human life.
In combination with granite or other types of hard rock, carbon fibres make possible all-new construction and building materials. Theoretical calculations show: If the carbon fibres are produced from algae oil, production of the innovative materials extracts more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it sets free. A research project spearheaded by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is to further advance these technologies.
A drug with three active ingredients that are released in sequence at specific times: Thanks to the work of a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), what was once a pharmacologist's dream is now much closer to reality. With a combination of hydrogels and artificial DNA, nanoparticles can be released in sequence under conditions similar to those in the human body.