Excellent minds – some of many

Unceasing curiosity, interdisciplinary cooperation, close networking with partners, focus on relevant topics of the future and intensive transfer of results into practice – all this shapes the research competence of TU Darmstadt. At the heart of everything are outstanding scientists. They contribute their creativity and get together in new collaborations in a facts-oriented, fast and uncomplicated way. They are united by a desire to conduct research at the highest level.

Alexander von Humboldt Professorships

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Prof. Dr. Marcus Rohrbach

The AI research of this expert in multimodal learning is at the interface of deep learning and logical reasoning. His models, software and data are used in research and industry.

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Professorin Dr. Angela Yu, Humboldt-Professorin für Künstliche Intelligenz
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Prof. Dr. Angela Yu

The cognitive scientist researches the foundations of intelligent behavior and processing in the brain when uncertainty arises during learning or decision-making.

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Prof. Dr. Alexandre Obertelli

The nuclear physicist conducts research into rare isotopes and exotic atomic nuclei with an excessive number of protons or neutrons. Deciphering them should contribute to a better understanding of the evolution of elements in the universe.

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz laureates

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Prof. Dr. Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo

Professor Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo received a Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2022 from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the most important and most highly endowed German research prize. Martínez-Pinedo conducts research at the interface between astrophysics, nuclear physics and neutrino physics.

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz laureates at TU Darmstadt

  • Professor Dr. Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo (2022)
  • Professor Dr. Andreas Dreizler (2014)
  • Professor Dr. Jürgen Rödel (2009)
  • Professor Dr. Thomas Weiland (1998)
  • Professor Dr. Johannes Buchmann (1993)
  • Professor Dr. Bernd Giese (1987)
  • Professor Dr. Frank Steglich (1986)

Heinz Maier Leibniz laureates at TU Darmstadt

  • Ulrike Kramm (2020)
  • Michael Saliba (2020)
  • Eric Bodden (2014)
  • Stefan Roth (2012)
  • Christina Thiele (2010)
  • Torsten Granzow (2008)
  • Nicole Deitelhoff (2008)
  • Marc Alexa (2003)

ERC Grants

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hasse

Advanced Grant from the European Research Council: Christian Hasse and his team are researching the potential of aluminum as an alternative energy source.

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Professorin Eva Kaßens-Noor, Institut für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik
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Prof. Eva Kaßens-Noor, Ph.D.

Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council: Eva Kaßens-Noor and her team are investigating how cities that want to overcome their economic, ecological and social problems with artificial intelligence are changing.

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Dreizler

Synergy Grant from the European Research Council: Andreas Dreizler and his team are part of an international consortium developing the basis for gas turbines that do not emit any greenhouse gas-inducing carbon dioxide during operation.

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All ERC awardees and their projects

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LOEWE professorships: Award from the state of Hesse for excellent researchers

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