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  • 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.

  • 2017/09/28

    International Welcome Day

    Internationale Studierende beim Welcome Day. Bild: Paul Glogowski

    TU and city of Darmstadt welcome new international students

    TU Darmstadt invites all newly arrived international students to the International Welcome Day on 12 October 2017. For a successful start at the TU Darmstadt and in Germany, TU services, departments and external institutions present specific lectures, information and offers.

  • 2017/09/12

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Zhaoju Yu. Bild: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Prof. Dr. Zhaoju Yu

    Zhaouju You from the Xiamen University, China is researching from molecular approach to advanced ceramic materials, from synthesis via processing to properties. She is a guest of Prof. Dr. Ralf Riedel at the Department of Materials and Earth Sciences.

  • 2017/09/08

    Reliable Security Concepts

    Internationale Expertinnen und Experten für IT-Sicherheit trafen sich in Darmstadt zur Abschlusskonferenz der Forschungsinitiative „Reliably Secure Software Systems“. Bild: Jessica Bagnoli

    Final event of the initiative “Reliable Secure Software Systems”

    International IT security scientists came together at castle Kranichstein in Darmstadt to share and discuss their results in order to build foundations for IT security in the future. The 3-day congress was organized by the DFG-funded national research initiative RS³.

  • 2017/09/07

    New CARS lab

    Eine größere Anzahl von fliegenden Drohnen. Bild: fotolia

    Leading European cybersecurity research organizations and Intel Labs join forces

    The new research institute operates in the fields of drones, self-driving vehicles, and collaborative systems in industrial automation.

  • 2017/09/01

    Engineering is internationally attractive

     Dr. Lalitha Kodumundi Venkataraman und Dr. Satyanarayan Patel mit ihrem Gastgeber Professor Jürgen Rödel (Fachgebiet Materialwissenschaften). Bild: Claus Völker

    2017 Humboldt rankings confirm TU Darmstadt’s top spots

    International engineers really like spending their research stay at TU Darmstadt. This was evident in the renowned Alexander von Humboldt Foundation rankings that were published today. Once again, the university of technology claimed first place in the whole of Germany for guest researcher numbers.

  • 2017/08/22

    Scientists Create ‘Diamond Rain’

    Ein internationales Forscherteam konnte zeigen, dass sich im Inneren riesiger Eisplaneten, wie Neptun, Verbindungen aus Kohlenwasserstoff auftrennen. Der Kohlenstoff verwandelt sich dabei in einen „Diamantregen“. Grafik: Greg Stewart / SLAC

    Researchers study the exotic precipitation at x-ray laser

    In cooperation with teams at the TU Darmstadt and in the USA, scientists at the Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have been able to confirm that “diamond precipitation” develops inside the ice giants of our solar system.

  • 2017/08/08

    Sensitive Energy Cables in the Underground

    Schematic Structure of an Underground Cable Route Trench. Image: Ulrike Albrecht / Template AGT

    TU-Scientist team researches thermal conductivity of cable bedding materials

    The trouble-free operation of the energy distribution grid presents a challenge in the era of renewable energy sources. Researchers at TU Darmstadt demonstrate how grid operators can operate and expand underground cabling in a more efficient manner.