7. October 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │07.10.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Solidarity + Nordstream leaks surveyed + Mercury in the deep sea

Editor: Mark Winter

► TU Braunschweig condemns the violence at Iranian universities

TU Braunschweig supports the statements of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HKR) on the situation in Iran. Offers of support for Iranian students and academics are currently being examined.

► “Don’t bet against the future”

This is what the new Executive Board of TU9, our President Prof. Angela Ittel and the President of TU Darmstadt, Prof. Tanja Brühl, demand in the current issue of DIE ZEIT. “Politicians must now ensure that science does not run out of energy for the future.”

► TU Braunschweig and DLR measure gas leakage at Nordstream leaks

On Wednesday, the helicopter towed probe HELiPOD of the Institute of Flight Guidance took methane measurements over the Baltic Sea together with DLR. This was the first time that the concentration and distribution of the escaping methane could be measured from the air.

► A crisis wake-up call for chemistry

Chemistry as a discipline plays a central role in overcoming global crises. Together with a group of international scientists, Prof. Henning Hopf, Institute of Organic Chemistry, proposes three steps how chemistry can contribute to overcoming crises.

► The Mercury Secret in the Deep Sea

On board the research vessel “Polarstern”, Dr Marta Pérez Rodríguez from the Institute of Geoecology is on her way to the South Atlantic. During the Iceland Impact Expedition, the environmental scientist is investigating where mercury sediments in the depths of the sea.

► Poking precisely in the fog

A fog image for the start of autumn. However, our latest picture of the month shows metrologically precisely recorded fog, particle by particle taken by the wind lidar of our research partner, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.

► 4.7 million euros for high-tech start-ups

Under the leadership of TU Braunschweig, an incubator for mobility start-ups is being set up in the Braunschweig-Wolfsburg region to support them on their way to independence. The Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation is funding the incubator with over 4.7 million euros.

► Starting signal for the “Zukunftsliga MINT”

STEM courses that are attended as naturally as the sports club: That is the vision of the Zukunftsliga MINT. The joint project, in which the Institute for the Didactics of Science (IFdN), has now received the funding decision.

► Congratulations

… to Fabian Kleischmann from the Leichtweiß Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources! The doctoral student and his team won first place in the public presentation at TalentON in Leiden, the Netherlands, on the topic of “Adapting to Climate Change”. At the EU-funded event, young scientists develop ideas and concepts for the five EU missions.

► Congratulations

… also to two award winners from the iPAT – Institute for Particle Technology. Prof. Arno Kwade received the “Hans Rumpf Medal” for his outstanding achievements, while Ann Kathrin Schomberg won the prize for the best presentation at the World Conference Particle Technology 9 Madrid 2022.

► Social commitment in Braunschweig and the region

Around 200 Master’s students from Faculty 6 presented their service learning projects at a festive closing event. The aim of the programme is to combine university learning with community service.

► IT Security Awareness Days 2022

This series of online events focuses on information security. All content is explicitly prepared for non-IT-savvy employees and students. It starts on October 10.

► COST support

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) supports interdisciplinary research networks in Europe with a wide range of funding. If you have any questions, please contact Eva Kremshuber at the Research Service and European Office.

► Darling of the week

62,684 total kilometres, an average of 183 cycled kilometres per capita with 343 participants and the equivalent of 9,653 kilograms of CO² avoided – these are the figures for our TU team in this year’s city cycling competition. We are happy about the excellent result and the first place in the overall standings. Congratulations and a big thank you to all the cyclists!