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Visiting researchers at TU Darmstadt
Introducing Prof. Dr. Bibhas Chandra Giri
Professor Giri from the Department of Mathematics, Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India is researching supply chain, warehouse and sustainability management. He is a guest of Professor Christoph Glock at the Department of Law and Economics.
Tiny enzyme with tremendous potential
"Nek1" could play an important role in tumour treatment
A team of researchers from the Biology department at the TU Darmstadt has identified an enzyme that separates DNA replication from repair. This discovery could be of tremendous significance in the treatment of tumours. The scientists have now published the results of their research in the renowned research journal Molecular Cell.
Heavy Elements from Deep Space
International team explores the origin of elements
Understanding the origin of elements in nature is one of the outstanding questions in science. A collaboration between nuclear astrophysicists from Technical University Darmstadt and Michigan State University nuclear physicists found that features of nuclear interactions make an imprint on how the heaviest elements in the Universe are created.
Electromagnetic sensors meet biomedicine
Priority programme ESSENCE: developing new kind of sensors
They can already open doors, park cars and monitor fill levels. Is there any reason why electromagnetic sensors couldn't also detect molecules, examine cells or treat tumours? ESSENCE, a nationwide German priority programme, is exploring this issue through a series of ten sub-projects.
An alternative to platinum
Iron-nitrogen compounds as catalysts in graphene
Teams at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and TU Darmstadt have produced a cost-effective catalyst material for fuel cells using a new preparation process which they analysed in detail. It consists of iron-nitrogen complexes embedded in tiny islands of graphene only a few nanometres in diameter. It provides the excellent catalytic efficiency – approaching that of platinum. The results are interesting for solar fuels research as well.
Order in Air Vortex
TU-scientists develop solutions for the precise simulation of turbulences
Turbulence makes life difficult for the designers of cars or aircrafts. It cannot be simulated with absolute precision. Martin Oberlack, head of Institute of Fluid Dynamics wants an original solution to the problem.
Ice in the Air
What causes ice formation on aircrafts during flight?
Markus Schremb and Daniel Kintea of the TU Darmstadt are carrying out research into causes of ice formation on aircraft during flight. Their experiments and realistic mathematical models are aimed at the minimization of risk and costs.
Cells in Motion
TU-scientists develop a device for shaping cells while viewing under a microscope
Materials scientist Ljubomira Schmitt and biologist Tobias Meckel are developing a device that can be used to culture cells under induced movements whilst simultaneously allowing them to be observed through a microscope. The technology could improve drug testing and obviate the need for certain experiments on live animals.
EU in Global Dialogue
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at TU Darmstadt and JGU Mainz
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “EU in Global Dialogue” (CEDI) was designated in July 2015 by the European Commission to support an ambitious programme of research, teaching and outreach activities. The Centre is directed by Jean Monnet Professor Dr. Michèle Knodt (TU Darmstadt) and co-directed by Jean Monnet Professor Dr. Arne Niemann (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and thus contributes to the Strategic Partnership between the two Universities.
The Rhine-Main Universities alliance
GU Frankfurt, TU Darmstadt, and JGU Mainz intensify their collaboration
The presidents of Technische Universität Darmstadt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Goethe University Frankfurt have signed a cross-border framework agreement intended to promote further collaboration between the three universities.
Access to the elementary resources required for life
Graduate programme for research on structural changes in African megacities
The TU Darmstadt and the Goethe University Frankfurt are carrying out research into structural changes in African megacities in a joint graduate programme.
Energy-efficient particle accelerator
Nuclear physics centre for the next generation of scientists
From 2016, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be supporting a new research training group in nuclear physics at TU Darmstadt. Its collaboration partner is the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. The research project runs until the end of 2020 and has a budget of 4.7 million Euros.
Reaching for the stars – with success
Darmstadt physicist Almudena Arcones receives € 1.5 million grant from the EU
Almudena Arcones, since 2012 junior physics professor at the TU Darmstadt and head of a junior group together with the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, is to receive a € 1.5 million grant from the European Research Council for the next five years.
Campus orientation for refugees wanting to study
TU Darmstadt offers support for the first steps at the university
Darmstadt, “City of Science”, has already been allocated over 1,500 refugees and more will come – including young people who would like to start or continue studying for a degree at TU Darmstadt. TU Darmstadt offers them introductory information.
New Phenomenon of Radioactivity
Scientific journal "Nature" publishes experimental proof
Physicists at the TU Darmstadt have succeeded in observing an extremely rare radioactive decay for the first time ever. The unusual thing about it is that this so-called double gamma decay of an excited nucleus state, which represents a higher order process, takes place although the first order process is not prohibited by the conservation of energy and momentum laws or quantum-mechanical selection rules.