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Solution to the Hyperfine Puzzle in Reach
Measurements on Bismuth Nuclei bridge reported Gap
Last year, physicists at TU Darmstadt cast doubt on our current understanding of the interplay between electrons and atomic nuclei, and are now upping the ante by proposing a solution to this so-called “hyperfine puzzle”. New measurements of the magnetic properties of bismuth atomic nuclei are now published in an article in the prestigious “Physical Review Letters” journal.
Decoding the signals of the heart
TU-Scientists are working on algorithms to detect atrial fibrillation
There are currently an estimated 1.8 million people in Germany who have atrial fibrillation but do not know it. Now a Dutch company has developed an app with which a smartphone can be used to detect this dangerous cardiac arrhythmia. Scientists at the TU Darmstadt are helping to ensure the recorded data is interpreted correctly and efficiently.
Strategy in the blink of an eye
Centre for Cognitive Science publishes study of coordination of blinking
If a brief event in our surroundings is about to happen it is probably better not to blink during that moment. A team of researchers at the Centre for Cognitive Science from Technische Universität Darmstadt published a study in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences”, which found that humans unconsciously trade off the loss of information during a blink with the physiological urge to blink.
Discovering neutron halos and neutron skins
European Research Council awards nuclear physicist of TU Darmstadt
The European Research Council awards an ERC Consolidator Grant to Alexandre Obertelli, researcher at the Department of Physics, and supports him for a period of five years with a total of 2.55 Million Euros. This will extend to antimatter the activities of TU Darmstadt in the domain of experimental Nuclear Physics.
Professor Stefan Roth teaches intelligent algorithms to detect objects
Digital images and videos contain much more information than computers currently extract from them. With the help of intelligent algorithms, a research team led by Professor Stefan Roth aims to obtain the maximal amount of knowledge from images.
Well organised to defeat hacker networks
Honeypots luring attackers
Cyber criminals expertly plan their activities while their victims act rather clueless in isolation. A research team headed by Professor Max Mühlhäuser wants to change this – by bundling the victims‘ defences.
New enzymes for Green Chemistry
EU research project CarbaZymes
Wolf-Dieter Fessner relies on Nature’s toolbox. The chemistry professor and his team develop biocatalysts for the chemical industry.
Package including tenure track
TU Darmstadt announces twelve new assistant professorships
TU Darmstadt is establishing twelve new assistant professorships (W2 with tenure track) and has now advertised all the positions concurrently. The university has thus started to implement the strategy which recently brought it success in the Tenure Track Programme to promote young academics run jointly by the Federation and the Länder.
Two million Euros of support for synthetic biology at TU Darmstadt
The European Research Council awards an ERC Consolidator Grant to Heinz Koeppl, professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and supports him for a period of five years with a total of two Million Euros. This will further strengthen the activities of TU Darmstadt in the domain of synthetic biology.
Using doughnuts to find a way through the jungle of numbers
Scientists are studying “uniformized structures in arithmetic and geometry”
Mathematicians in Darmstadt and Frankfort are joining forces to overcome tricky mathematical problems. The LOEWE research funding programme from the German State Of Hesse is providing funding of 3.5 million Euro for a period of four years.
Heavy elements in neutron star mergers detected
Predictions by TU and GSI scientists now confirmed
Central predictions by GSI scientists on the formation of heavy elements such as gold and platinum in the universe have now been observed astrophysically. For the first time gravitational waves of merging neutron stars were detected. This also puts further focus on the future accelerator facility FAIR, as conditions for further research on neutron stars can be simulated there.
Stop and Go in the potassium channel
TU-Physicist discovers biophysical closing mechanism in the cell membrane
Ion channels control the flow of charged particles into the cell. A surprisingly basic closing mechanism has been discovered for a potassium channel at the TU Darmstadt.
Buttons from a printing machine
TU researches an innovative process for printing luminescent materials
The illuminated buttons on bus doors can be difficult for older passengers to see, especially at night. An innovative printing process is being developed at the TU Darmstadt in co-operation with a bus manufacturer for buttons that shine brightly without dazzling.
Facing climate change
Success in the international Competition “Designing Resilience in Asia”
At the prestigious international competition Designing Resilience in Asia, student-teams of TU Darmstadt compete for the third time in a row with the different teams of 10 Universities and win the "Urban Design Excellence Award", endowed with 4000 Singapore dollars.
The essential resource
Prof. Susanne Lackner on challenges in wastewater management
Professor Susanne Lackner holds the Chair of Wastewater Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy at the TU Darmstadt. The environmental engineer is an advocate of country-specific solutions – and of more interdisciplinarity.