12. February 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │12.02.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: homeo-brain + quantum start + fusion of institutes + audimax + Carolo Cup + SolarWinds + amoebae + spark

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

► Limited free trials

In the current winter semester, students can exempt up to two different examination performances from being credited towards the examination attempts. The precondition is that these were taken in the form of online examinations and assessed as insufficient or failed. This is intended to compensate for uncertainties and disadvantages that have arisen due to the ad hoc conversion of examinations to online formats.

► Out of balance

Disturbance of the equilibrium of our brain cells, the so-called homeostasis, can cause neurodegenerative diseases in old age. In the “Homeo-Brain” project, scientists want to investigate the homeostasis of brain cells in more detail.

► Launch of the Quantum Alliance QVLS

With a digital launch event the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony officially started last Wednesday. At the event, science, politics and industry showed their cohesion on the way to an ion-trap quantum computer in 2025.

► Solving research questions from a single source

Two become one: As of the winter semester 2020/21, the researchers and employees of two institutes of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering combined their competences. The former Institute for Adaptronics and Functional Integration and the former Institute for Solid Mechanics became the Institute for Mechanics and Adaptronics. Professor Markus Böl on the foundation and orientation of the IMA in research and teaching.

► Audimax in new splendor

After the completion of the renovation, the Audimax has now been virtually opened. A video gives a first impression of what we can look forward to as soon as events can be held again.

► Who will win the Carolo Cup@Home?

The final of the Carolo-Cup@Home will be livestreamed today at 6 pm. In preparation, we present the eight teams and which technical refinements they put on their model autonomous driving vehicles.

► The leaky security company

The hack on the company “SolarWinds” is still making big waves. Professor Konrad Rieck from the Institute of System Security explains what made the cyber attack so unnecessary damaging.

► Active ingredient against parasites in the eye

Acanthamoebae are tiny parasites that can cause severe inflammation of the cornea of the eye. Doctoral student Tomas Rimkus is conducting research on new active ingredients against the pathogens in the doctoral program “Drug Discovery and Chemical Informatics for New Anti-Infectives”.

► Learning German on the Move

Since 2016, the Institute of Sport Science and Physical Education has offered movement-oriented language support lessons for children from different countries. In Lockdown, the sports students have now developed a digital format to cooperate with the Braunschweig elementary school Diesterwegstraße.

► Check-up on wheels

Professor Thomas Deserno and his team from the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics (PLRI) are researching to which extent it is possible to transform the vehicle interior into a medical check-up practice.

► Flying sparks in the flask

In our New Year’s Eve video, we showed sparks flying in a flask. Dr. Victoria Tamm from the Institute of Anorganic and Analytical Chemistry now explains the experiment and shows once again how sparks can be produced with a chemical reaction.

► How dangerous is the use of ham radio while driving?

What are the risks of mobile ham radio while driving? The Engineering and Traffic Psychology conducted the first study on this.

► Horizon Results Booster

For projects funded by the FP7 or Horizon 2020 program, the European Commission now offers free consultation on how to market and promote project results.

► Darling of the week

is Melanie Nobis, Department 23 – Financial and Asset Accounting. Her colleague Imke Arends, Department 38 – Commercial Facility Management – has praised her “great work” in a letter to the editor of “Die Woche”, because in the cross-divisional cooperation everything works out uncomplicatedly and quickly. Maybe it’s time for a new category in “Die Woche” for such digital bouquets? In any case, we wish you all a happy Valentine’s Day.