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  • 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.

  • 2016/06/28

    An excellent example of active cooperation

    Prof. Volker Nitsch im Gespräch. Bild: Peter Pulkowski, JGU

    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.

  • 2016/06/23

    Tor even stronger

    Mann mit Laptop in einem Treppenhaus. Bild: Paul Glogowski

    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.

  • 2016/06/23

    The precarious care market

    Dr. Karina Becker. Bild: Katrin Binner

    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.

  • 2016/06/10

    Visiting researchers at TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Bibhas Chandra Giri. Photo: Claus Völker

    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.

  • 2016/06/03

    Tiny enzyme with tremendous potential

    Das Forscherteam benutzte für seine Studie einen zellulären Ansatz, in welchem die Zellkerne (blau) von Tumorzellen mittels Immunofluoreszenz-Mikroskopie in ihren jeweiligen Zellzyklusphasen erkennbar sind. Replikative Zellen (rot) lassen sich hier von post-replikativen Zellen unterscheiden. In den Zellkernen wurde zusätzlich ein Protein (grün) angefärbt, das unreparierte DNA-Doppelstrangbrüche markiert. Bild: Julian Spies / TU Darmstadt

    “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.

  • 2016/03/31

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Introducing: Dr. Hong Liu

    Dr. Hong Liu from the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University, China is researching Polymer Physics on computer. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Florian Müller-Plathe at the Department of Chemistry.