At the newly opened "Center for Combined Smart Energy Systems," scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are investigating so-called microgrids. These are indispensable to implanting the energy transition. Prof. Thomas Hamacher, Director of the Munich School of Engineering (MSE), explains why we need to undertake significant changes in the energy sector in the coming years.
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For some phenomena in quantum many-body physics several competing theories exist. But which of them describes a quantum phenomenon best? A team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Harvard University in the United States has now successfully deployed artificial neural networks for image analysis of quantum systems.
The project "Haftsache" for the reintegration of ex-convicts received two Universal Design Awards today. Fritz Frenkler, Professor for Industrial Design at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and his students came up with premium design products for this project, which were manufactured in the prisons.
The idea of genetically modifying a patient’s own immune cells and deploying them against infections and tumors has been around since the 1980s. But to this day modified T cells are still not as effective as natural T cells and have been only been of limited clinical value. Using the new CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now engineered T cells that are very similar to physiological immune cells.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is giving fresh impetus to its digitalization research. On October 1, the renowned Internet law professor Dirk Heckmann will become Professor of Law and Security in Digital Transformation at TUM. Prof. Heckmann is also a judge at the Bavarian Constitutional Court and member of the Data Ethics Committee of the German federal government.
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.
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.