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  • 2019/06/18

    Cool technology

    In den Laboren des Fachgebiets Integrierte Mikro-Nano-Systeme verbinden Professor Thomas Burg und sein Team Methoden der Mikrosystemtechnik, Biolgie und Chemie. Bild: Katrin Binner – © Katrin Binner

    Freezing living cells under the light mircoscope

    Professor Thomas Burg freezes living cells and organisms under the light microscope without a time delay. His aim: a better link between light and electron microscopy.

  • 2019/06/07

    Double perspective on sustainable urban development

    Bild: Partick Bal – © Patrick Bal

    Joint degree master’s programme at TU and Vietnamese-German University

    TU Darmstadt is offering its first joint degree master’s programme, which will start in the winter semester 2019/20. “Sustainable Urban Development” (SUD) will be jointly supported by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences at TU Darmstadt and the Vietnamese-German University in Ho Chi Minh City. Professor Hans-Joachim Linke from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences explains what prospective students need to know about this special master's degree programme.

  • 2019/05/29

    International Conference on Machine Learning 2019

    © Felipe Fernandes – © Felipe Fernandes

    TU the only university from Germany among the Top 50 contributing universities

    Machine learning experts from around the world will gather at the 36th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) to present the latest advances in machine learning understanding. The International Conference on Machine Learning is one of the most prestigious conferences for peer-reviewed research in Machine Learning, alongside NeurIPS, ICLR and others. And ICML is of the most relevant to Deep Learning (DL), although NeurIPS has a longer DL tradition and ICLR, being more focused, has a higher DL density.

  • 2019/05/28

    Making sense of linguistic data

    Das Discourse Lab am Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft. – © Jan-Christoph Hartung

    New Master's degree programme Data and Discourse Studies

    Ever larger amounts of data are being generated in science and industry. Experts are needed in market analysis or communication departments, who can understand and process this data and convert it into comprehensible texts that are appropriate for specific target groups. Marcus Müller, TU Professor of Digital Linguistics, explains in an interview the new English Master's degree programme in Data and Discourse Studies.

  • 2019/05/16

    Security and privacy vulnerabilities

    Picture: Daniela Fleckenstein – © Daniela Fleckenstein

    When your Apple device allows file stealing, reveals first name and blacks out

    International research team discovers security and privacy vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS and macOS. The researchers strongly recommend users of Apple devices to install updates.

  • 2019/05/02

    Nuclear “magic numbers” collapse beyond the doubly magic Nickel 78

    Blick auf das MINOS Flüssig-Wasserstofftarget mit Protonendetektor in dem geöffneten DALI-2-Detektor. – © A. Obertelli

    New Publication in “Nature” / Scientists of TU Darmstadt involved

    Scientists from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Research in Japan and an international collaboration network with a strong participation of scientists from Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), the University of Tokyo and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, have used the center’s heavy ion accelerator, the RI Beam Factory, to demonstrate that nickel 78, a neutron-rich “doubly magic” isotope of nickel with 28 protons and 50 neutrons, still maintains a spherical shape that allows it to be relatively stable despite the large imbalance in the number of protons and neutrons.

  • 2019/04/26

    The mission continues

    © Patrick Bal

    TU Darmstadt and ESA conclude cooperation agreement

    TU Darmstadt and the European Space Agency (ESA) will in future be cooperating even more closely. TU President Professor Hans Jürgen Prömel and ESA General Director Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner have signed a corresponding “Memorandum of Collaboration”.

  • 2019/04/05

    The laboratory inside the microscope

    Dr. Leopoldo Molina-Luna am Transmissionselektronenmikroskop mit geöffneter Schleuse zum Einführen des „Labors“. – © Holger Menzel

    Enormous progress in electron microscopy

    Darmstadt researchers led by Leopoldo Molina-Luna observe the tiniest of electronic components in action. Not only can their electron microscope image individual atoms; it can also produce, heat and electronically control the sample.

  • 2019/03/28

    City without barriers

    Gute Zugänglichkeit und breite Nutzbarkeit von öffentlichen Räumen im Blick: Sabine Hopp, Marianne Halblaub Miranda, Martin Knöll (v.l.n.r.). Bild: Katrin Binner
– © Katrin Binner

    Research on universal designs for public spaces

    Many people do not feel at ease moving through their city. Martin Knöll and his team from the department of architecture are developing new pproaches to urban planning. The various needs of pedestrians are the focus.

  • 2019/03/20

    Upgrade for climate protection

    Professor Bernd Epple an der fachgebietseigenen Megawatt-Technikumsanlage – © Katrin Binner

    Research at the Institute of Energy Systems and Energy Technology

    A research team at TU Darmstadt has developed a process for the separation of carbon dioxide that uses surplus electricity from waste incineration.

  • 2019/03/15

    The road to the car with a true environmental profile

    Diskussion am Schnittgetriebe: Professor Stephan Rinderknecht, Andreas Viehmann und Arved Eßer (v.l.n.r.). Bild: Katrin Binner – © Katrin Binner

    TU Darmstadt develops intelligent operating concepts for the ‘Vehicle 5.0’

    The research association ‘Vehicle 5.0’ focuses on vehicles that continuously learn from operating data and optimize themselves. The knowledge-based approach should also improve the life cycle assessment.

  • 2019/03/01


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    TU Darmstadt aims to become a “European University” together with six partners

    TU Darmstadt has applied to the EU Commission to be awarded the title of “European University” together with six further European technical universities. The aim is to create a transeuropean campus.

  • 2019/02/15

    Internationally renowned personalities honoured

    TU awards Robert Piloty Prize to computer scientist and mathematician

    Prof. Dr. Klara Nahrstedt and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen have been awarded the Robert Piloty Prize 2018 of the TU Darmstadt for their many years of outstanding research and development work. The internationally renowned personalities each received a representative Robert Piloty medal and prize money of 5,000 euros.

  • 2019/02/07

    Developing a moral compass from human texts

    Können Maschinen einen Moral-Kompass entwickeln? Bild: Patrick Bal – © Patrick Bal

    Centre for Cognitive Science presents study about Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) translates documents, suggests treatments for patients, makes purchasing decisions and optimises workflows. But where is its moral compass? A study by the Centre for Cognitive Science at TU Darmstadt shows that AI machines can indeed learn a moral compass from humans. The results of the study have been presented at this year’s ACM/AAAI Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES).

  • 2019/01/31

    New RMU project in the field of AI and deep learning

    Die beiden Sprecher des neuen Netzwerks DeCoDeML: Prof. Dr. Kristian Kersting, TU Darmstadt und Prof. Dr. Stefan Kramer, JGU. Bild: Zahra Ahmadi – © Zahra Ahmadi

    RMU Initiative Funding for Research supports the innovative DeCoDeML network

    A new innovative cross-university project in the field of computer science designed to further develop deep learning, the current engine of artificial intelligence, has won out in the third round of the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) Initiative Funding for Research. The RMU Network for Deep Continuous Discrete Machine Learning (DeCoDeML) will combine the machine learning expertise of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), TU Darmstadt, and Goethe University Frankfurt, enabling them to tackle important unresolved issues in deep learning.