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  • 2018/02/26

    Decoding the signals of the heart

    Tim Schäck (links) und Michael Muma mit der App zum Erkennen von Vorhofflimmern. Bild: Claus Völker

    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.

  • 2018/02/15

    Strategy in the blink of an eye

    Blinzeln unterbricht die visuelle Wahrnehmung für eine Drittelsekunde. Bild: Patrick Bal

    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.

  • 2018/02/08

    Discovering neutron halos and neutron skins

    Dr. Alexandre Obertelli. Bild: Sandra Junker

    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.

  • 2018/01/05

    Vision teacher

    Professor Stefan Roth. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2017/12/20

    Well organised to defeat hacker networks

    Blick auf einen in Griechenland ausgelegten „Honeypot“: in kurzer Zeit erfolgen Angriffe aus allen Teilen der Welt. (Bild: Jan-Christoph Hartung)

    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.

  • 2017/12/15

    New enzymes for Green Chemistry

    Prof. Wolf-Dieter Fessner im Labor. Bild: Katrin Binner

    EU research project CarbaZymes

    Wolf-Dieter Fessner relies on Nature’s toolbox. The chemistry professor and his team develop biocatalysts for the chemical industry.

  • 2017/12/14

    Package including tenure track

    Die TU Darmstadt sucht wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2017/12/08

    Tuning cells

     Prof. Dr. Heinz Koeppl. Bild: Sandra Junker

    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.

  • 2017/10/25

    Using doughnuts to find a way through the jungle of numbers

    Verschiedene Donuts. Bild: Patrick Bal

    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.

  • 2017/10/17

    Heavy elements in neutron star mergers detected

    Die Illustration zeigt zwei einander umkreisende und verschmelzende Neutronensterne. Bild: NSF/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

    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.

  • 2017/10/10

    Stop and Go in the potassium channel

    Wissenschaftlerin im Labor. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2017/10/09

    Buttons from a printing machine

    Im Labor: Mit flexiblen Drucktampons werden einzelne Leuchtsymbol-Schichten und das Druckbild auf dreidimensionale Oberflächen übertragen. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2017/10/05

    Facing climate change

    Preisverleihung des Wettbewerb „Designing Resilience in Asia 2017“ in Singapur: Gruppenbild der beiden erfolgreichen Teams der TU Darmstadt. Bild: TU Darmstadt

    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.

  • 2017/10/04

    The essential resource

    Susanne Lackner, Professorin am Fachgebiet Abwasserwirtschaft / Institut IWAR. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2017/09/28

    Probing the limits of metal strength

    Simulationsmodell eines verformten Tantalkristalls. Bild: Alexander Stukowski

    First-of-its-kind series of computer simulations focused on metal tantalum

    Researchers from TU Darmstadt and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the U.S. have dived down to the atomic scale to resolve every “jiggle and wiggle” of atomic motion that underlies metal strength. Their research appeared in the Sept. 27 edition of “Nature” as an Advance Online Publication.