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Microplastics in the river
Research in the joint project EmiStop
More and more plastic particles are polluting the environment. In the fields of wastewater technology and wastewater management, research teams are investigating the extent to which industry is involved in microplastic pollution.
Researchers develop magnetic cooling cycle
As a result of climate change, population growth, and rising expectations regarding quality of life, energy requirements for cooling processes are growing much faster worldwide than for heating. Another problem that besets today's refrigeration systems is that most coolants cause environmental and health damage. A novel technology could provide a solution: refrigeration using magnetic materials in magnetic fields.
Searching through noise for pros and cons
TU Darmstadt develops argument search engine for Internet texts
Structured decision-making support: The research project ”ArgumenText“ in the field of Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing has found a way to filter concrete pro and con arguments on any topic from amongst the noise of the internet.
TU graduates in international demand
Results of QS ranking 2019
Employees in Germany and beyond see graduates of TU Darmstadt as highly qualified and ‘employable’: The recently published QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2019, which looks at some 500 universities worldwide, gives TU Darmstadt 78th place in global ranking.
Towards a global model of the nuclear structure
Researchers confirm theory by measuring nuclear radii of cadmium isotopes
Physicists at the TU Darmstadt and their collaboration partners have performed laser spectroscopy on cadmium isotopes to confirm an improved model of the atomic nucleus. It has been developed to describe the exceptional behaviour of the radii of calcium isotopes. The results published in “Physical Review Letters” could be a step towards a global model of the nuclear structure.
Powerful Engineering, brilliant Computer Science
TU Darmstadt in the vanguard of German Research Foundation’s Funding Atlas
Across the Federal Republic, TU Darmstadt is one of the highest-performing universities when it comes to acquiring funding for Engineering Sciences from the German Research Foundation (DFG): in the rankings for income in absolute figures it comes in fourth place behind leader RWTH Aachen University, which is followed by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and TU Dresden. In Computer Science TU Darmstadt achieves first place. These are the findings contained in the Funding Atlas 2018, in which the DFG, Germany’s largest funding organisation, has published performance indicators for publicly-funded research in the period 2014 to 2016.
From atomic nuclei to stars
Physicists are exploring the world of quarks and gluons
Physics professor Achim Schwenk and his team at the Institute for Nuclear Physics at the TU Darmstadt examine the forces at the heart of atomic nuclei. This helps to improve our understanding of astrophysical objects.
An elevator for fish
TU engineers develop a special solution for fish migration routes
The EU Water Framework Directive states that from 2027, rivers must be continuously passable to fish, from the mouth to the source. Professor Boris Lehmann is facilitating this passage in a very special way at the Weir Baldeney (Ruhr): in future, fish will be taking the elevator to the upper water.
Combating hunger with artificial intelligence
Computer scientists want to improve the world food conditions
In order to improve world food conditions, a team around computer science professor Kristian Kersting was inspired by the technology behind Google News.
Permanently clean drinking water for people in slums
Interdisciplinary research of TU Darmstadt and German Aerospace Centre
Solving problems in an interdisciplinary and humanitarian manner: TU Darmstadt and the German Aerospace Centre are developing a sustainable system for supplying water to slum areas that is based on satellite data.
A recipe against the power of the quantum computers
Signature method from Darmstadt could soon secure updates worldwide
A method for digital signatures that is secure against quantum computers has been developed by a team from TU Darmstadt led by Professor Johannes Buchmann and is now a general Internet standard.
Humboldt professorship for the TU Darmstadt
Dr Alexandre Obertelli receives Germany's most highly endowed research award
The TU Darmstadt is awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for the first time; it is also the first one in the state of Hesse. The nuclear physicist Dr Alexandre Obertelli, nominated by the TU Darmstadt, is one of five scientists from abroad who have just been selected for Germany's most highly endowed international research award.
Making composite material smart with precious metal
How gold-doped polymer brushes become pH-sensitive
Doping polymer brushes with gold nanoparticles results in a switchable composite material which changes its thickness depending on the pH value. The research by physicists at the TU Darmstadt, published in the journal Soft Matter, could be used to design chemical nanosensors in diagnostics or environmental analytics.
Big stage for small animals
Scanner enables digital archiving of preserved insects
A scanner developed jointly at TU Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences enables automated digital archiving of preserved insects – in high-resolution and in 3D. The scientists have published this new and unique development in the journal “ZooKeys”.
Freezing the web