3. June 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │03.06.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Online-HIT + Focus 2022 + Superheroes + Efficient Crystals +
Quantum Cat + Podcast Training

Editor: Lisa Ryll and Mark Winter

► Online-HIT 2022: Higher Education Information Days on 9 and 10 June

At our digital Higher Education Information Days (HIT), prospective students can obtain comprehensive information about our range of courses. A total of 68 events offer space for insights and exchange. New this year will be a virtual fair on Friday, 10 June. The HIT platform is now online, where participants can click together an individual timetable in advance.

► Easier enrolment for refugee Ukrainian students

TU Braunschweig enables refugee students from Ukraine to enrol for the summer semester 2022 in a simplified application procedure and with longer application deadlines. Further information and support is available on the website “We care for Ukraine“.

► Focus 2022: First Generation Students

Due to the initiative of President Angela Ittel and Equal Opportunity Office Manager Anouk Almstedt, TU Braunschweig is focusing on the topic of First Generation Students this year. Through various counselling and support services as well as workshops and events, barriers are to be broken down and social diversity at the university is to be promoted.

► A warm welcome

We welcome Prof. Kai Schröter! He is the new head of the Department of Hydrology and River Basin Management at the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources (LWI). Flood risks, flood forecasts and warnings are among his research topics.

► Father research: Students have their say in the “Superheroes” podcast

Whether questions about parental leave, homosexual fatherhood or “What do men experience when they become fathers?”, in the Superheroes student podcast, sociology students reflect on their findings around fatherhood research, which they gained during seminars based on scientific literature and media contributions.

► False colour in the UV LED

Even though UV light is not perceptible to the human eye, the picture of the month June shines colourfully. For an efficiency analysis, the light emission of a crystal inside a UV LED was made visible and translated into false colours. This makes it possible to estimate how energy-efficient the later LED can be used.

► Minister President Weil visits Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS)

Last Tuesday, the scientists of the QVLS presented the first prototypes of a quantum computer to Lower Saxony’s Minister President Stephan Weil. As one of the founding partners of the alliance, TU Braunschweig presented contributions from nano and semiconductor technology.

 ► Freeing the cat with quantum gates

The QuantumVR project offers a playful introduction to the quantum world. Researchers have developed an Escape Room in which quantum gates can literally be touched – thanks to virtual reality.

► From digitalisation to internationalisation

An understanding of railway systems in other countries is to be built up through digital teaching offers. The focus here is on the virtual railway operations laboratory of TU Braunschweig’s Institute of Railway Systems Engineering and Traffic Safety (IfEV).

► Phase 2 of the Initiative for Higher Education Development completed

For two days, more than 60 members of TU Braunschweig, together with external “critical friends”, intensively and productively discussed and sharpened the future university development concept of our university at the final workshop of phase 2 of the Initiative for University Development. This marks the successful end of the 2nd phase of the Initiative for Higher Education Development.

► Changing times in science – panel discussion with Jan-Martin Wiarda

On 10 June, a panel discussion on the question of what the Ukraine war means for research and teaching will take place in the Haus der Wissenschaft. Science journalist Jan-Martin Wiarda will give a keynote speech. Guests will be Prof. Melanie Brinkmann, Prof. Volker Bach and Prof. Stefan Süllow as well as Prof. Andreas Terfort.

► DLR_Uni_Summer_School is taking off again!

During the Summerschool from 26 to 30 September, students will test theoretical knowledge in practice during research flights and in the simulator. The research flights will take place with TU Braunschweig research aircraft and the DLR Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. Please send applications to Lisanne Azzam-Riecher by 15 July.

► International Start-up Day 2022

The Entrepreneurship Hub invites all interested students and employees to the International Start-up Day 2022 on 24 June. Interested persons will gain insights into the local start-up ecosystem in the Braunschweig region in workshops.

► New GradTUBS event programme goes online

The new workshop programme of the GradTUBS Graduate Academy starts on 1 July. Registration for GradTUBS events in the second half of the year can be made from 2 June. An overview of the entire programme has already been released and can be viewed on the website.

► “Kids want to know” – podcast training

As part of the children’s holiday programme, the Haus der Wissenschaft is offering a two-day podcast training course for children aged 8 to 12 on 18 and 19 June. The price also includes optional participation in an excursion to the “phaeno” (Wolfsburg) in August. Tickets are already available online.

► “Discrimination in the world of work – recognising and acting”

This is the topic of the annual conference of the Cooperation Centres for Universities and Trade Unions in Lower Saxony and Bremen on 9 June. Lectures and workshops will deal with legal aspects and different dimensions of discrimination and explore options for action together. Registration is still possible at short notice.

► Travel support to apply for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

TU Braunschweig’s Research Services and European Office offer a program to support international postdocs in applying for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. Suggestions may be submitted until July 22. 

► Seed Funding Call with Tampere University

The information event on the internal seed funding call for initiating research cooperation with Tampere University on the topic of “Future City” will take place on 16 June. The deadline for applications is 15 September.

► Research Funding: Colleagues offer support during the application process

TU Braunschweig’s Research Funding Network has been relaunched under a new name. It was launched in 2015 as “DFG Network” to motivate third-party funding for research and the promotion of early career scientists. We talked to Prof. Wolf-Tilo Balke and Prof. Peter Hecker about what has changed with the reboot.

► Darling(s) of the week

There are six of our darlings of this week: the “clouds” on the west façade of the Audimax! The artwork was removed in February due to the storm “Ylenia”. Now that they have been repaired and fitted with an improved suspension, they have been hanging again on our largest lecture hall in the heart of the main campus since Wednesday. Just in time for the visit of a jury. Since: The Audimax has been shortlisted for the “Niedersächsischer Staatspreis für Architektur 2022” (Lower Saxony State Prize for Architecture 2022). We’re keeping our fingers crossed!