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News of Technische Universität Darmstadt

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  • 2014/11/17

    MOOC@TU9: Discover Excellence in Engineering

    Week 5: Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch about “Magnetic Materials for green technologies”

    The alliance of leading Institutes of Technology in Germany (TU9) is launching an online lecture series on October 20, 2014. All nine TU9 Universities are involved in the production of the course which is held in English. The course presents the diversity and perspectives of German engineering studies at the TU9 Universities. It provides a profound insight into the key questions, contents, structures and working methods of various disciplines and courses of study. go

  • 2014/10/06

    Driving by pointing

    pieDrive system simplifies controlling the most up-to-date vehicles

    An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented “pieDrive”, an interactive operating concept for vehicles of the future. go

  • 2014/09/26

    Fundamentals of physics confirmed

    Experiments testing Einstein’s time dilation and quantum electrodynamics

    The special theory of relativity of Albert Einstein and quantum electrodynamics, which was formulated by, among others, Richard Feynman, are two important fundaments of modern physics. In cooperation with colleagues from several international universities and institutes, the research group of Professor Wilfried Nörtershäuser (Institute for Nuclear Physics, TU Darmstadt) re-examined these theories in experiments at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research. go

  • 2014/09/25

    Innovation secures growth and survival

    International scientists at the first „Darmstadt Innovation Summit“

    How can one drive innovation forward? Scientists from all over the world will meet on Monday (29.) at the „1. Darmstadt Innovation Summit“ which aligns the research pillars innovation and growth of the TU Darmstadt. Gloria Barczak, professor for marketing at Northeastern University in Boston, gives insight into this topic beforehand. go

  • 2014/09/11

    Microalgae – the factories of the future

    TU Darmstadt offers best conditions for algae research

    Biology professor Ralf Kaldenhoff is making microalgae fit for industry. The microorganisms could produce a variety of products from carbon dioxide and light. go

  • 2014/09/10

    Accident-free thanks to PRORETA

    Third research project on accident-avoiding vehicle concluded

    PRORETA 3 is completed after three and a half years of research work: The comprehensive driver assistance and automated maneuver concept supports the driver in keeping the vehicle in a safe driving corridor- with the main aim of preventing accidents. Research results and research vehicle were presented to the public on Thursday (11. September). go

  • 2014/08/18

    The top address for foreign engineers

    TU Darmstadt successfully defends 1st place in the Humboldt ranking

    Technische Universität Darmstadt remains the most attractive German University for foreign visiting scholars and researchers in the field of engineering science. That much is clear from the current ranking of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. go

  • 2014/07/31

    Hector is the best rescuer

    Rescue robots from TU Darmstadt win RoboCup world championship in Brazil

    At this year’s RoboCup, which was held July 19 to 25 in João Pessoa, Brazil, Team Hector of the TU Darmstadt beat the international competition in the RoboCup Rescue League to become world champion for the first time. In addition, the team once again won the prize for the most intelligent robot. go

  • 2014/07/08

    Student dormitory of the future

    European Solar Decathlon: TU Darmstadt presents prototype in Versailles

    From June 27 to July 14, France is organizing the 2014 European Solar Decathlon. 23 universities are presenting their ideas for buildings that are self-sufficient in terms of power. Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany, is taking part with a special contribution that is not in competition: “CUBITY” – the first PlusEnergy student dormitory in the world. After the competition, the dorm is scheduled to be permanently set up on the TU campus. go

  • 2014/04/23

    Clean water for the future

    Worldwide first semicentralized Supply and Treatment Center in Qingdao (China)

    On the occasion of the „World Horticulture Exposition 2014” (WHE) in Qingdao, China, the Supply and Treatment Center (STC) Qingdao of the project SEMIZENTRAL, will be opened April 27, 2014. It is the worldwide first reference plant following the semicentralized, integrated infrastructure approach. The center will serve approximately 12,000 people. go

  • 2014/03/12

    Quantum physics for more secure communications

    Physicists from Darmstadt are perfecting quantum cryptography

    One of the recent revelations by Edward Snowden is that the U.S. National Security Agency is currently developing a quantum computer. Physicists aren’t surprised by this news; such a computer could crack the encryption that is commonly used today in no time and would therefore be highly attractive for the NSA. go

  • 2014/03/04

    Microwave radar monitors sliding slopes

    Geodesists from TU Darmstadt research in the Alps

    If entire mountain slopes start to slide, danger threatens. It is not always easy to predict and monitor these mass movements. In an international project, scientists at the TU Darmstadt combined numerical models with microwave radar systems in Northern Tyrol – with promising results. go

  • 2014/02/26

    Teaming up to explore complex wetting

    New EU-funded project CoWet brings together science and industry

    Functional textiles, cosmetics for hair and skin care, or inkjet printing: The research areas of the Marie Curie Training network “Complex Wetting Phenomena” (CoWet) which started January 1st, 2014, are relevant for numerous applications. On February 24-25, 2014, all partners from science and industry met for a joint kick-off. go

  • 2014/02/04

    Against thirst and drought in the Mediterranean region

    5.2 million euros for the MARSOL joint TU project

    How can the increasingly scarce resource called water be exploited and used intelligently? A joint project developed and coordinated by the TU Darmstadt is hoping to secure “excess” water and store it in the soil. The EU is funding the recently launched MARSOL project with 5.2 million euros. go

  • 2013/12/19

    Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

    International scientific prize winners and scholarship holders of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are visiting Technische Universität Darmstadt regularly. Here they engage in research and push scientific projects forward. We are glad to introduce our guests and their hosts. go

  • 2013/11/19

    The sixth sense in mechanical engineering

    Researchers at TU Darmstadt invent sensor screw

    An age-old engineering problem: how do you precisely measure the forces that act between two components inside a machine or, for example, on the sail of a boat without drilling holes or sticking on a sensor? Researchers at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have developed a brilliantly simple solution: a screw with an integrated sensor. go

  • 2013/10/04

    Constructive conservation: last chance for biodiversity?

    Pragmatic approach to saving what can be saved

    How can biodiversity be preserved in a world in which traditional ecosystems are increasingly being displaced by “man-made nature”? Biologists at the TU Darmstadt and ETH Zurich have developed a new concept for conservation measures that incorporates current landscapes formerly considered ecologically “of little value”. go