11. June 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │11.06.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: loosening perspectives + recycling + living lab + chips + * + antarctic drone

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

► Operational level, corona traffic light, vaccination

The continued positive development of the incidence figures makes it possible: The crisis management team and the Presidium are currently preparing the change of the operating level and the teaching traffic light, about which we will inform you by e-mail and here. Of course, we will continue to adapt our rules dynamically to the incidence figures and the respective current regulations. Soon there will also be new information on the framework conditions for a vaccination campaign by the medical service. A larger solution in cooperation with the Braunschweig Klinikum, which we had been working towards, will regrettably not be feasible due to liability issues. However, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Klinikum for their offer – we appreciate it very much. 

► Recycling 4.0 at “Week of the Environment”

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites you to the running “Week of the Environment”. Future issues will be discussed. A jury of experts selected the best projects from science, business and society from more than 600 applications. The TU Braunschweig is among them with its Recycling 4.0 project.

► Reallabor Hagenmarkt starts

The Institute for Architecture-Related Arts (IAK), the Institute for Building Climatology and Energy for Architecture (IBEA) and the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and the City (GTAS) will be transforming the Hagenmarkt in the coming weeks. Students have already begun to set up a wooden pavilion as an exhibition space.

► Welcome!

We welcome Professor Guillermo Payá Vayá, who heads the chair for Chip Design for Embedded Computing at the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science. In an interview, he tells us more about his research on chips for autonomous vehicles or hearing aids.

► Language and diversity

We would like to take up the discussion about gender-equitable language and have asked members of TU Braunschweig what “good German” is for them, how and whether language can be fair and what values it can fulfil. In addition, Professor Miriam Langlotz and Professor Holger Hopp report in an interview on the work of the related Senate Commission.

► TU-Nights: Lost Places – New Spaces

The first week of  the TU Nights has begun! On Wednesday, we already went to the North Campus. Jan-Philipp Tauscher presented the DOME of the Institute for Computer Graphics. On Saturday, you can explore the basement of the Physics Centre in a virtual 360° tour. Exciting contributions from science, art and music will await you there. And in her welcome message, our acting president Professor Katja Koch takes us to a particularly “hot” lost place on the North Campus.

► “Bridges4Rfugees”: Donations help refugees

Despite new formats: Learning academic German online is challenging for the refugees in the International House’s bridge courses. Especially, when the technical requirements are lacking. Thanks to a call for donations by the Braunschweigischen Hochschulbund, 10 notebooks have already been purchased. Another call has just been launched. 

► Editing research data in a sprint

Since Wednesday, registration for the next Research Data Management Sprint is open. On July 14 and 21, PhD students can prepare their own research data for publication there with subject-specific support.

► Project proposals within DFG Priority Programmes

Subproject proposals can be submitted for several priority programs of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The current calls for proposals.

► Darling of the Week

Our Darling of the Week is a meteorological flight system (UAV) called LUCA. Developed under the direction of Dr Astrid Lampert LUCA was able to demonstrate the heights at which it can collect measurement data for weather models over the Baltic Sea in May. The project of the Institute of Flight Guidance was launched as a sustainable weather balloon alternative. The system is designed to withstand even the harsh weather conditions of Antarctica and will be tested at the Neumayer Station.