9. October 2020 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │09.10.2020 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: quantum computers + low-tech + real art + giant microorganisms + math specialists + world understanding + aviation + qwertz1234 + window pictures

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

► Together for a quantum computer

A German quantum computer in 2025 – that is the claim of the new alliance “Quantum Valley Lower Saxony”. The TU Braunschweig is contributing its expertise from the core research area “Metrology” to the cooperation.

► Lowtech does not mean No-Tech

… says Professor Elisabeth Endres from the Institute for Building Service and Energy Design. She is dedicated to the question of how much technology houses really need in order to be energy efficient, sustainable and robust.

► Bot or not?

Until 10 October, researchers discuss the role of digital technology in music and literature. Professor Eckart Voigts and doctoral student Robin Auer talk about automated creativity and the “authenticity” of art.

► About bacteria and proteins

Bacillus megaterium is one of the largest of his kind. Dr. Rebekka Biedendieck manipulates the microorganism at the BRICS research center to produce useful proteins.

► Nominated for Next Economy Award

Together with RITTEC Umwelttechnik GmbH, the Institute for Chemical and Thermal Process Engineering has developed a process to completely recycle plastic packaging and thus replace petroleum-based raw materials: revolPET®. Now they are in the final round of the Next Economy Award 2021 of the German Sustainability Award.

► New impulse for food chemistry

A warm welcome to Michael Hellwig as Professor at the Institute of Food Chemistry. With his research on protein oxidation he brings a new research area to the institute.

► Goodbye and welcome

Chemistry and magic: We would like to thank Professor Petra Mischnik for almost 20 years of inspiring pupils in the Agnes-Pockels-Laboratory. Professor Christoph Jacob and Dr. Insa Starner have succeeded her.

► “An opportunity to grow academically and personally”

Dr. Boulos El Hilany comes to the Institute of Analysis and Algebra with the Walter Benjamin Programme. He wants to find a way to make the characteristics of geometric structures as easy to understand as possible.

► Maths preliminary course – check!

“Two hours of theory, then two hours of solving tasks”. In an online format, tutor Tarek Fansa makes 20 participants mathematically fit for their studies. On Facebook he gave us an insight into his course, for which he even organised a city tour.

► Understanding the world? With physics!

I am always fascinated by the little aha-moments. When you understand a bit more how the world works,” says Kristin Pump about her physics studies at the Carolo-Wilhelmina. In the interview she also reveals how to predict the weather for Mercury’s magnetic field.

► As apprentice at the university

30 apprentices started at the TU Braunschweig this year. They program, mill and help in institutes and administration. We met with four of them.

► Secure online

The Gauss IT Centre (GITZ) is again participating in the “European Cyber Security Month”. From 8 October to 5 November, the GITZ will be giving practical IT security tips on issues such as passwords, image scaling and phishing.

► Next round in aviation for pupils

In the “changING” research club of the Excellence Cluster SE²A, pupils from grade 10 onwards can again research, experiment and gain insights into aviation. Registration until 15 October.

► Three junior research groups for four years

The internal call for proposals is primarily intended to promote international researchers. Proposals are accepted by the Research Service and the EU University Office until 20 December 2020.

► Our Darling of the Week

… is potentially you. Whether with post-its, prints or brush strokes: greet the students at your windows and send us a photo like this one. We will show a compilation of all the pictures send and award the best. How about dinner at “La Cupola”?