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First quantum photonic circuit with electrically driven light source
Findings published in „Nature Photonics“
Optical quantum computers are what people are pinning their hopes on for tomorrow’s computer technology – whether for tap-proof data encryption or ultrafast calculations involving enormous quantities of data. For the first time researchers have now succeeded in putting a complete quantum optical set-up on a chip. This meets one requirement for making it possible to use photonic circuits for quantum computers.
Professor Mira Mezini develops intelligent encryption libraries
Sometimes, when two people or software applications are communicating via the Internet, a third party is listening. Cryptographic protocols could prevent this situation, but software developers often find it difficult to correctly integrate them into applications. This is the reason why researchers at the TU Darmstadt want to automate encryption.
The chosen ones in the USA
Virginia Tech becomes TU’s second strategic partner – after Tongji University
Virginia Tech is now officially a “strategic partner” of TU Darmstadt: Professor Hans Jürgen Prömel, President of TU Darmstadt, and professor Timothy Sands, President of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech for short) in Blacksburg, Virginia, signed a relevant cooperation agreement between the two institutions in a formal ceremony.
Are Fitness Trackers fit for Security?
Study by TU Darmstadt reveals serious security flaws
They may look like a normal watch but are capable to do much more than just showing the time: So called fitness trackers are collecting data on their users‘ lifestyle and health status on a large scale helping them with training or losing weight. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, system security professor at the cybersecurity profile area (CYSEC) of TU Darmstadt and his team investigated fraud opportunities with fitness trackers and detected serious security flaws.
Apple devices are vulnerable
Researchers find vulnerabilities in iPhone and iPad Operating System
An international team of cybersecurity researchers with the involvement of TU Darmstadt has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS – the operating system used in iPhone and iPad. The vulnerabilities enable a variety of attacks on Apple’s devices.
The secret language of the internet
Researchers in the Software Lab make the internet more reliable
What happens when we access a website? In the Software Lab of the Technical University of Darmstadt, researchers are looking for errors in the programs running unnoticed in the background. Their aim is to make the internet more secure and reliable.
Turbo for the broadband network
Scientists work on an alternative to carry data
Installing new optical fibres is expensive. So network operators want to make better use of their existing capacities. A new type of laser diode from Darmstadt could help. It has now been put into practice with the industry.
An excellent example of active cooperation
Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management (GSEFM)
Research training groups demonstrate the positive effects that result when fellow doctoral candidates do not study and research on their own in a single field but rather are integrated into a uniquely tailored curriculum where they have opportunities to exchange, discuss, and reflect on their work. Prof. Volker Nitsch, Deputy Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management, about successful cooperation and the alliance of Rhine-Main Universities.
Tor even stronger
Selfrando: A new defense to proctect Tor users, developed at TU Darmstadt
Researchers from TU Darmstadt developed successfully in collaboration with the University of California Irvine a new protection for Tor users. “Selfrando” strengthens the Tor Browser against attempts to hack and de-anonymize Tor users.
The precarious care market
Study from TU Darmstadt analyses situation of migrant workers
Care work in German families is increasingly being taken over by female migrant workers. Their precarious situation is now analysed in an industrial and organisational sociology study from TU Darmstadt.
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.