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  • Roboter Nao tanzt beim Kunstareal-Fest 2015 in der Pinakothek der Moderne.
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    Dancing robots, satellite images and insect hotels

    July 13 / 14: Discover TUM at the fourth Kunstareal-Fest

    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.

  • Das Mount Washington Hotel, Schauplatz der Bretton-Woods-Konferenz
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    The legacy of the Bretton Woods Conference

    75th anniversary of Bretton Woods: New publication on the significance of the World Bank and IMF

    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.

  • Die Digitalisierung im Bauwesen schreitet voran. Eine wichtige Methode in diesem Zusammenhang ist das Building Information Modeling (BIM).
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    Plan virtually, build better

    Consortium including TU Munich wins funding for national BIM Center of Excellence

    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.

  • Das Forschungsflugzeug der TUM landet vollautomatisch ohne Unterstützung von bodengebundenen Systemen.
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    "Eyes" for the autopilot

    Successful automatic landing with vision assisted navigation

    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.

  • Der Fliegenpilz fällt durch seinen roten Hut auf. (Bild: iStockphoto.com/ kamisoka)
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    The secret of mushroom colors

    Mushrooms: Darker fruiting bodies in cold climates

    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.

  • "Take-off" für die neue Fakultät der TUM. Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Präsident der TUM übergibt Ministerpräsident Dr. Markus Söder ein Buch mit Visionen zum neuen Campus.
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    Aviation, aerospace and geodesy "take off"

    Bavarian Minister President Söder comes to TU Munich: Bavarian aerospace strategy is a "Mission Earth"

    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.

  • Pariya Shaigani, PhD candidate at the Werner Siemens-Chair of Synthetic Biotechnology, on an e-scooter with a step made from a composite material integrating granite and carbon fibers from algae.
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    Innovative materials with carbon fibres made from algae

    German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds TUM's Green Carbon Project

    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.

  • Prof. Oliver Lieleg und Doktorandin Ceren Kimna im Labor.
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    One at a time

    Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs

    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.