3. July 2020 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │03.07.2020 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Printing on the moon + seed money + air taxi + anniversary + 1745 + research software + open air concert

Editor: Viktoria Heyer

► 3D printing on the moon

We start the week with a little song: Fly me to the moon, let me print among the stars …. The MOONRISE project is working on this. Now an unique experiment has been carried out. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the Institute of Space Systems (IRAS) have melted moon dust. Under lunar gravity, globally unique spheres were created using 3D printing.

► Ageing of buildings in time lapse

The Research Training Group 2075 “Modelling the constitutive evolution of building materials and structures with respect to aging” of the Core Research Area “Future City”, is researching and developing new methods to study ageing processes in buildings. In doing so, they range from the classical topics of civil engineering to the methods of artificial intelligence. Spokesman Professor Manfred Krafczyk, explains the work of the network.

► Fire simulation

One of the graduates of the Research Training Groups 2075 is Dr. Stephan Lenz. In his doctoral thesis, he worked on the development and investigation of an alternative flow solver for fire simulation. We present Dr. Stephan Lenz in a short portrait.

► SeedMoney for good research ideas

“City affects everyone,” says Professor Vanessa Miriam Carlow. In an interview, the spokeswoman of the research focus “City of the Future” reports on the funding of research alliances through SeedMoney.

► Student Pavilion

Since Thursday, the student pavilion has enriched the TU Campus North. Together, the participating students, the sandbox team and the project partners inaugurated the open wood construction made of sustainable raw materials today. With 35 square meters and enough space for about 20 people, the pavilion offers space for a coffee, but also for concerts, exhibitions, readings and seminars.

► Eyes for the air taxi

Not to the moon, but high up in the air: some employees of the Institute of Flight Guidance (IFF) took the research aircraft. During a mapping flight for the project “C2Land” they had the best view of Braunschweig. Using the comprehensive image material from the measurement campaign, the scientists intend to develop a system that can automatically recognize and navigate the surroundings for example.

► Research software

How many programs do you have on your computer? Be it simulations or extensive calculations: scientists increasingly need specific research software for their work. The interdisciplinary TU project SURESOFT is now investigating how such software can be developed and documented more sustainably.

►Batman made by 3D print

Once again to 3D printing – but on earth. The “changING” research club has organized digital workshops on “CAD and 3D printing” with Braunschweig school students. Besides Batman, a pencil box, the changING logo and a miniature X-Wing were printed. The “changING” research club of the SE²A – Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation Cluster of Excellence started in October 2019.

► We celebrate our anniversary – a little

Even though we can’t celebrate our 275th birthday in style as planned: We need to get in the anniversary mood! That’s why we will make the roof of the Haus der Wissenschaft shine on the night of the foundation day on July 5. will Anyone who would like a souvenir photo of the illuminated dome can have their photo taken in front of the Haus der Wissenschaft, on 4 and 5 July from 11 pm to 1 am. The dome light show will be on display throughout the entire “Founding Week” and introduces to another anniversary project: a video by the Braunschweig video and projection artist christo.cc. He shows projections on university buildings. The film will be shown on our social media channels from 6 July.

► Founded in 1745

Why are we actually celebrating the founding day on 5 July? On this day 275 years ago, the first lectures took place at Bohlweg near the Hagenmarkt. In our contribution to the Picture of the Month, which shows the date of foundation on the façade of the old building, you can learn more about the beginnings of Carolo Wilhelmina.

► Unlimited online teaching internship

How can students of the DaF/DaZ study programme gain practical experience in teaching German despite the corona pandemic? The team of the program under the direction of Professor Miriam Langlotz at the Institute of German Studies has found a good solution for this.

► Darling of the week

Our darling of the week may already look familiar to you: For the second time, the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) was able to welcome artists from the Staatstheater in Braunschweig for a mini guest performance on Wednesday. The open-air concert took place as part of the Corona action “We come to you” of the Staatstheater and the Braunschweiger Zeitung.