13. August 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │13.08.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Trust in science + autonomous driving + ice giants + cold drinks + young software talent + translation assistance

Editor: Lisa Ryll

► Is trust in science waning?

The new research project “TruSDi” investigates the trust relationship between science and digitalized publics. Dr. Anne Reif from the Institute for Communication Science is leading the research project, which is funded by the German Research Foundation and also involves researchers from Hamburg and Bielefeld.

► Image recognition for autonomous driving

Bicycle, motorcycle, or open road? What is easy even for toddlers causes computers smoking circuits. Four scientists from the Institute for Communications Technology helped computers make unambiguous decisions especially from conflicting images.

► Measurement campaign in the Austrian Alps

Four scientists of the Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics (IGEP) worked on a glacier in the Austrian Alps for a week. In collaboration with TU Vienna, they applied different measurement methods to compare them in the icy environment.

► Having a limo with … Dr. Doris Pester

In the new episode of “Auf eine Limo mit …” of the innovation portal “Besser Smart”, host Jennifer Haacke meets Dr. Doris Pester at the research airport. The managing director of the SE²A cluster of excellence – “Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation” – explains the cluster’s goals, outlines the most pressing issues and challenges facing research into sustainable flying, and provides insights into current approaches to finding solutions.

► Review: Young Software Developers Day 2021

About 170 students presented the results of this year’s software development internship at the “Day of Young Software Developers” at the end of July. A jury consisting of experts from science, industry and the student body evaluated the projects. This year’s winner is the team “Office Mania”.

► COST information event for applicants

On September 14 the German Coordination Office for COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) will conduct an online seminar (in German) on submitting a proposal in COST. The seminar is aimed at researchers, especially those planning to submit a proposal for the next deadline on October 29.

► DFG-Fraunhofer Cooperation – Trilateral Knowledge Transfer Projects

The aim of the call is to facilitate the transfer of findings from basic research DFG projects to companies. The submission of draft proposals is possible until October 6.

► Unambiguous and consistent

How do I translate the courses of study at the TU Braunschweig uniformly into English? Answers are provided by the newly updated translation glossary. In addition to the English names of the degree programs, it offers assistance with general terms from science and higher education and documents which English translations are used on the TU Braunschweig website.

► One excursion …

does not make a classroom semester. The fact that eleven students at Professor Mehtap Özaslan’s Institute of Technical Chemistry now had the opportunity to complete their compulsory excursion on site at the Braunschweigische Maschinenbauanstalt was nevertheless perceived as a great benefit by all those involved.

► Our Darling of the week

… has gone in close contact with venus. The space probe BepiColombo approached the sister planet of the Earth during the flyby to a distance of only 500 km. On board were the magnetometers of the Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics (IGEP). The close flyby offered the TU scientists excellent opportunities to measure the interaction of the solar wind with Venus. We are already looking forward to the flyby of Mercury on October 2. For the first time, the IGEP team will be able to measure the magnetic field of Mercury’s southern hemisphere. We keep our fingers crossed.

► Well watered bouquet of flowers

The torrential thunderstorm on August 5 caused water to flood 24 TU buildings within half an hour. Stairs became waterfalls, sewers overflowed, and some basements were knee-deep in water. For the on-call team from GB 3, too many emergencies in too short a time. That’s why the team sends a digital bouquet of flowers to the many helping hands from all over the university who rescued things from the basements and used everything they had to get the water out again.