When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia's Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and microcracks in the uppermost layers of stone. These findings result in new possibilities for the prediction of an eruption.
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Compared to a decade ago, today the number of insect species on many areas has decreased by about one third. This is the result of a survey of an international research team led by scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The loss of species mainly affects grasslands in the vicinity of intensively farmed land – but also applies to forests and protected areas.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Munich School of Philosophy (HFPH) are intensifying their cooperation in teaching programs. The first TUM students are already attending HFPH lectures this semester. The inter-university course offerings are part of the TUM excellence concept, and are intended to integrate ethics and social issues into engineering and the natural sciences.
Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza will take on her new post as Director of the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (Leibniz-LSB@TUM) as of November 1, 2019. She succeeds Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, who is leaving the Leibniz-Institute, located in Freising, for his new position as President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The position as Director also entails the Professorship for Nutritional Systems Biology at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan's Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences.
An international team headed by physicists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has, for the first time ever, experimentally implemented secure quantum communication in the microwave band in a local quantum network. The new architecture represents a crucial step on the road to distributed quantum computing.
The video portrait of the Technical University Munich (TUM) "150 years culture of excellence" is image film of the year of the Munich Metropolitan Region. Director Dr. Clarissa Ruge and Chancellor Albert Berger received the award yesterday at the Sendlinger Tor Film Theatre.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is presenting the exhibition "Wonder Girls: Changing Our World" in its main building at Arcisstraße 21 in Munich.
Four research teams from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have received m4 Awards this year. The award will bring them two-year grants from the State of Bavaria to continue their fundamental biomedical research and found new companies. Two of the teams honored work on new therapies to fight cancer, while the other two teams are investigating medications against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The roots of plants can do a lot of things: They grow in length to reach water, they can bend to circumvent stones, and they form fine root hairs enabling them to absorb more nutrients from the soil. A team of researchers led by scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified an important regulator of this process.
The aim of immunotherapies is to enable the immune system once again to fight cancer on its own. Drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors are already in clinical use for this purpose. However, they are only effective in about one third of patients. Based on analysis of human tissue samples, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered one reason why this is so: an inactive receptor in cancer cells prevents the drugs from reactivating the immune system.