4. November 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │04.11.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Virtual Marketplace + Simulated Drop + Neue Zeitkunst

Editor: Dilara Aktaş and Mark Winter

► Digital Town Hall

On 10 November, the next date of the new dialogue formats with President Angela Ittel will take place with the Digital Town Hall. In the next edition, all employees and students are cordially invited to talk to the president about the effects of the energy crisis on our university and corresponding cost-cutting measures.

► TransferHub launches digital marketplace

The new virtual marketplace is an uncomplicated platform for all companies, start-ups, research institutions and universities in the region: with requests and offers for equipment, know-how, partners, software or experts, for example.

► Innovative participation

The research project “InnoPart” dealt with the development of modern citizen participation approaches for large-scale infrastructure projects. The Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry and the Institute of Comparative Politics and Public Policy were also involved. On 9 November, a final presentation will take place on Webex.

► Aviation: Alternative engines and avoidance of pollutants

On 9 November, the Aeronautics Research Centre Niedersachsen will hold its NFL Research Day as a hybrid event. The programme under the motto “Pollutants in Aviation” includes lectures and the presentation of the NFL awards.

► Globalization and Illicit Trade

The COST network “Globalization, Illicit Trade, Sustainability and Security” (GLITSS) has now started with researchers from more than 20 countries. The topics: forms of illicit trade and associated problems as well as political options for combating illegal trade and smuggling. Professor Anja Jakobi is a co-applicant and representative for Germany in the network.

► A good drop of science

The current picture of the month not only shows the simulation of a falling concrete drop at the Institute for Computational Modeling in Civil Engineering (IRMB) but also science in the making. In fact, the image shown is only an intermediate step on the way to a physically correct simulation and initially focuses solely on the difference in density between the drop and the air.

► Congratulations

… to Professor Matthias Tamm. The head of the Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry was awarded the Rudolf Criegee Lecture of the Society of German Chemists and the Romanian Academy of Sciences. He also received a visiting professorship from the Lady Davis Fellowship, which will take him to the Technion in Haifa, Israel, in 2023.

► New AStA board in the winter semester 2022/23

Since 1 October the board of the AStA has been newly elected. In the upcoming semester the student body will be represented by Timon Justi, Katharina Wilbrandt, Adrian Brozek, Luca Kienel and Nele Schnars.

► University elections in the winter semester 2022/23

The university elections in the winter semester 2022/23 will take place on 20 January via online voting. All status groups of the TU Braunschweig are called to vote.

► Results of the user survey

In summer, the information portal team conducted a user survey on the usage behaviour of the information portal. The results of the survey will be presented to all interested users at a Webex meeting on 10 November.

► Mühlenpfordt – Neue Zeitkunst

The exhibition on the prehistory of the “Braunschweig (Architecture) School” featuring Carl Mühlenpfordt’s formative buildings in the vicinity of TU Braunschweig opens on 9 November in the Architecture Pavilion.

► How do WE! want to live?

On 8 and 15 November, a two-part lecture event will be held in the auditorium of the Haus der Wissenschaft to explore the question of how schools and society can counter religious extremism and antisemitism. Please register by email.

► New KNOW MORE events

There will be two events as part of the awareness campaign against sexualized violence this month. The online lecture on 10 November is about digital gender-based violence and presents action strategies against it. Furthermore, there will be a workshop against (everyday) sexism on 17 November; registration via email is possible until 9 November.

► Start Seedfunding Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Under the motto “Strengthening Interdisciplinarity – Extending Research Collaborations”, TU Braunschweig will fund interdisciplinary research projects. A matchmaking workshop will take place on 16 December, for which interested parties can submit short profiles by 9 December.

► Horizon Europe Calls for Proposals 2023/24

The draft Horizon Europe calls for proposals for the years 2023 and 2024 have been published and can be viewed online.

► Darling of the week

For some it is waste, for the team of the Institute of Architecture-Related Art it is a resource from which new things are created: for example, an installation is now being created from around 5,000 old beverage cartons. 160 architecture students are dismantling the material and reassembling it in braids. The expansive work “Let it grow!” can be seen from 11 November in the atrium of the State Representation of Lower Saxony in Berlin.