9. April 2020 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │09.04.2020 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Space Technology + Machine Learning + Urban Climate +
work differently in offices, labs and home office + Easter

►Braking maneuver on the way to Mercury

On 10 April, the BepiColombo satellite flies close to Earth to adjust its trajectory for its onward journey to Mercury. Magnetometers from the Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics are again on board. Also close to the Earth and only slightly larger than a milk carton are the satellites on which the Institute of Space Systems is working. In the INNOcube project, it is investigating how they can be made simpler and cheaper.

► AI also has to practice

The joint project “KI Data Tooling” is dedicated to machine learning for our road traffic. In order for autonomous vehicles to function well, the algorithms must be comprehensively trained, recognition and solution patterns must be practiced and procedures must be learned. The Institute for Communications Technology is driving this forward.

► Urban green

Do green roofs improve the climate in the city? We talked to Professor Stephan Weber, head of the Climatology and Environmental Meteorology group at the Institute of Geoecology, about changes in the urban climate and green roofs – and also about the effects of the current decline in road traffic.

► Measuring, testing, asphalting

We report regularly from our offices, laboratories, workshops and lecture halls. In the laboratory of the Pavement Engineering Institute, the technicians also keep the operation running.

► Mail from the Mail Office

Gerd Schollmeier sends us greetings from the central Mail Office today and gives us a brief insight into his current working day.

► Between kid stress, trouser check and styrocutter

Professor Vanessa Miriam Carlow heads the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU) and is spokesperson for the research focus “Future City”. In an interview, she reports on how research and teaching succeed in Corona times and how she manages to balance home office and childcare as a single parent.

► Our Easter darling of the week

… is the interview with Ulrike Kaiser. “At the moment we are experiencing a passionate time as rarely seen before,” she says. In the interview, the Professor of Biblical Theology and its didactics explains to us why there is so much room for hope for her at this time.

With this in mind, we wish you all a hopeful and as relaxed a holiday as possible and time for good thoughts and conversations with your loved ones. Come back to our university soon, healthy, digital or in person – we need you.