Dear reader,

in the current issue of hoch³ FORSCHEN – the science quarterly – you´ll find the following topics:

Traffic planning
Scientists at TU Darmstadt shed some light on the theme of passenger information in trains operated by DB Regio AG.

Computer science for peace
He is conducting research and teaches on the interface between computer science and peace and conflict research. Professor Christian Reuter explains in the following interview how IT can be used during war and to bring about peace.

Diagnostics from a printer
At the Merck Lab at the TU Darmstadt, researchers from Merck and the TU have simplified the diagnosis of bacterial infectious diseases. In doing so, they want to curb a global problem: the increase in multiresistant germs that no longer respond to antibiotics.

Race against the big code breaker
Quantum computers may be able to crack the encryptions common in the network in ten years – even retroactively. The Darmstadt cryptographer Dr. Juliane Krämer counters with mathematics.

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hoch3 FORSCHEN (English) 3/2020