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  • 2016/11/01

    For they know not what they do

    Forscher-Team mit humanoiden Roboter am Future Innovation Lab der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Moritz Merkle

    A study by TU Darmstadt on the robotisation of office and service professions

    Would humanoid robots equipped with emotional skills be accepted as a colleague in the office or even as a leader in teams? And what activities would service workers leave to robots? The transnational study series “Robots@work4.0” by Prof. Stock-Homburg from TU Darmstadt delivers surprising answers.

  • 2016/10/19

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Vadim Sirkeli. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Prof. Dr. Vadim Sirkeli

    Prof. Dr. Vadim Sirkeli from the Comrat State University, Comrat, Moldavia is researching in III-VI and II-VI semiconductor materials, light-emitting devices with cadmium-free quantum dot emitters and terahertz quantum cascade lasers. He is a guest of Professors Hans L. Hartnagel and Franko Küppers at the Institute for Microwave Engineering and Photonics.

  • 2016/10/19

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dominik Barz. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dominik Barz

    Associate Professor Dominik Barz from the Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada is researching in Microfluidics. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Steffen Hardt at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  • 2016/10/13

    With Big Data to Vehicle 5.0

    Hermann Winner (li.) und Stephan Rinderknecht, Professoren für Maschinenbau. Bild: Jan Ehlers

    New collaborative research consortium at TU Darmstadt

    Data mining involves opportunities and risks – including for the automotive industry. An interdisciplinary team at the TU Darmstadt is looking into ways it can utilise vehicle operating data in a targeted and transparent manner.

  • 2016/10/07

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Introducing: Dr. Joerg Widmer

    Dr. Joerg Widmer from the IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid is researching in Mobile Communication Networks. He is a guest of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Steinmetz at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

  • 2016/09/29

    Heaviest Atoms in the Limelight

    Das Innere der optischen Zelle zur Laser-Resonanzionisationsspektroskopie an Nobelium. Die Fusionsprodukte gelangen durch eine dünne Mylar-Folie (links) in die Zelle bevor sie im Gas gestoppt und auf einem glühend heißen Filamentdraht (rechts) gesammelt werden. Dies erlaubt eine effiziente Präparation der Atome zur Laserspektroskopie. (Copyright: M. Laatiaoui, GSI Helmholtzzentrum/HIM)

    First spectroscopic investigation of element nobelium

    The analysis of atomic spectra is of fundamental importance for our understanding of atomic structures. Until now, researchers were unable to examine heavy elements with optical spectroscopy because these elements do not occur in nature and cannot be artificially created in weighable amounts. However, scientists have now looked for the first time into the inner structure of heavy elements. For this they used short-lived nobelium atoms with a nuclear charge of Z=102, which had been produced at the GSI accelerator facility.

  • 2016/09/27

    First quantum photonic circuit with electrically driven light source

    Kohlenstoff-Röhrchen (Mitte) als Photonen-Quelle und supraleitende Nanodrähte als Empfänger bilden einen Teil des optischen Chips. Bild: W. Pernice/ WWU

    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.

  • 2016/09/23

    Eavesdropping prohibited

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mira Mezini. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2016/09/16

    The chosen ones in the USA

    Die TU und die Virginia Tech verstärken ihre Kooperation: TU-Präsident Professor Hans Jürgen Prömel (links) und Tim Sands, Präsident der Virgina Tech (rechts), bei der feierlichen Zeremonie in Blacksburg. Bild: Logan Wallace / VT

    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.

  • 2016/09/09

    Are Fitness Trackers fit for Security?

    Freizeitsportler im Park. Bild: Paul Glogowski

    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.

  • 2016/08/24

    Apple devices are vulnerable

    Nahaufnahme eines Smartphone-Displays. Bild: Paul Glogowski

    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.

  • 2016/08/24

    The secret language of the internet

    Dr. Michael Pradel, Leiter der Nachwuchsgruppe Softwarelab. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2016/08/12

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Hamad Sadeghi. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Hamed Sadeghi

    Dr. Sadeghi is researching fluid mechanics, turbulence and aerodynamics. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Martin Oberlack at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  • 2016/08/11

    Turbo for the broadband network

    Professor Franko Küppers im Optiklabor. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2016/07/26

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Artem Volosniev. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Artem Volosniev

    Dr. Artem Volosniev from the Aarhus University, Denmark is researching Physics of impurities in a many-body environment. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Hammer at the Department of Physics.