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  • 2015/10/30

    Reaching for the stars – with success

    Almudena Arcones steht vor einer Tafel und schaut in die Kamera. Bild: Otto Gabriele / GSI

    Darmstadt physicist Almudena Arcones receives € 1.5 million grant from the EU

    Almudena Arcones, since 2012 junior physics professor at the TU Darmstadt and head of a junior group together with the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, is to receive a € 1.5 million grant from the European Research Council for the next five years.

  • 2015/10/16

    Campus orientation for refugees wanting to study

    Fahne mit Willkommen und Welcome-Schriftzug. Bild: Patrick Bal

    TU Darmstadt offers support for the first steps at the university

    Darmstadt, “City of Science”, has already been allocated over 1,500 refugees and more will come – including young people who would like to start or continue studying for a degree at TU Darmstadt. TU Darmstadt offers them introductory information.

  • 2015/10/15

    New Phenomenon of Radioactivity

    Prof. Norbert Pietralla, Prof. Thomas Aumann und Privatdozent Dr. Heiko Scheit im Labor. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Scientific journal “Nature” publishes experimental proof

    Physicists at the TU Darmstadt have succeeded in observing an extremely rare radioactive decay for the first time ever. The unusual thing about it is that this so-called double gamma decay of an excited nucleus state, which represents a higher order process, takes place although the first order process is not prohibited by the conservation of energy and momentum laws or quantum-mechanical selection rules.

  • 2015/09/25

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Genko Genev, Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt. Image: Sandra Junker

    Introducing: Dr. Genko Genov

    Genko Genov from the Sofia University, Bulgaria is researching in quantum physics. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Thomas Halfmann from the Department of Physics

  • 2015/09/22

    Determining ion beam effects to greater precision

    Laborszene. Bild: Thanh Nguyen

    Researchers conduct high-res analyses on lesions in tissue

    A precise understanding of how ion beams affect biological tissue is of great importance for both radiotherapy applications and the assessment of radioprotection risks, e.g. to astronauts on long term missions in space.

  • 2015/09/16

    Who is driving then?

    Prof. Hermann Winner und Walther Wachenfeld. Bild: Sandra Junker

    Scientists from Darmstadt about opportunities of autonomous driving

    Professor Hermann Winner and Walther Wachenfeld from the Automotive Engineering research group illustrate the opportunities, risks and challenges of autonomous driving.

  • 2015/09/15

    A virtual memorial of destroyed synagogues

    Virtuelle Rekonstruktion des Innenraums der „Großen Synagoge Glockengasse“ in Köln. Bild: FG Digitales Gestalten / TU Darmstadt

    US Holocaust Memorial Center presents remembrance project of TU Darmstadt

    For the second time the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills (Detroit/USA) exhibits “Synagogues in Germany – A Virtual Reconstruction”, a project created by the Technische Universität Darmstadt’s Digital Design Institute.

  • 2015/08/05

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Arianna Carbone. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Arianna Carbone

    Arianna Carbone from the University of Barcelona is researching many-body theories for nuclear systems. She is a guest of Prof. Dr. Achim Schwenk from the Department of Physics.

  • 2015/08/04

    On the same wavelength when it comes to urban planning

    Prof. Dr. Yungsheng Su (rechts), Visiting Chair am Fachbereich Architektur, Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Stadtentwicklung, und Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Leiterin des Fachgebiets. Bild: Sandra Junker

    Yungsheng Su, urban planer from Shanghai, visits Department of Architecture

    The long-lasting relationship between TU Darmstadt and the Tongji University in Shanghai has now become a strategic partnership. This allows student and double degree exchanges, collaborative research, travelling scholarships – and invitations to visiting professors. You only have to look at Yungsheng Su, who is currently staying in Darmstadt, to understand how beneficial it is to have visiting professors.

  • 2015/07/29

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Iurii Sheludko. Photo: Sandra Junker

    Introducing: Dr. Iurii Sheludko

    Iurii Sheludko from the Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering of NAS of Ukraine is researching plant cell function mechanisms and investigating enzymes of natural product biosynthesis. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Herbiert Warzecha from the Department of Biology.

  • 2015/07/16

    Success in international Design Competition

    Junge Menschen stehen mit einem Award auf einer Treppe. Bild: Designing Resilience in Asia 2015

    Students of TU Darmstadt win Design Excellence Award in Singapore

    TU Darmstadt wins overall design excellence award and a honourable mention in “Designing Resilience in Asia 2015 – International Design Competition” at the National University of Singapore.

  • 2015/07/14

    “I am exceedingly honored”

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. Gerhard M. Sessler, Fachgebiet Elektroakustik. Bild: privat

    Gerhard M. Sessler Awarded Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America

    Gerhard M. Sessler, Professor at TU Darmstadt, has been awarded the 2015 Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for the development of electret and silicon-based micromachined microphones.

  • 2015/06/18

    No queues on the web

    Experimenting to find the communication systems of the future: Björn Richerzhagen, Ralf Steinmetz and Boris Koldehofe (l to r). Photo: Katrin Binner

    Peer-to-Peer-connections and “Adhoc”-Networks against congestion

    The internet and its applications are expanding exponentially. Teams at the MAKI collaborative research centre of the TU Darmstadt are developing dynamic mechanisms of communication to maintain the web’s enormous performance capability.

  • 2015/05/28

    App Data Vulnerability Threatens Millions of Users

    Grafik zum Thema Handydaten in der Cloud. Bild: Fraunhofer SIT

    56 million sets of unprotected data in Cloud databases

    Researchers of the Technische Universität Darmstadt and Fraunhofer SIT have investigated Cloud databases and established: developers wrongly use authentications for cloud services thereby threatening millions of user accounts which become susceptible to attack.

  • 2015/05/12

    Green chemistry: an industry has a rethink

    Paul T. Anastas nimmt eine Urkunde entgegen. Bild: Claus Völker

    Emanuel Merck Lectureship 2015 awarded to Professor Paul T. Anastas

    Paul T. Anastas coined the term “green chemistry” 25 years ago, and today he is the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at the prestigious Yale University. The “father of green chemistry” was the guest of honour at the TU Darmstadt on 11 and 12 May.