16. October 2020 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │16.10.2020 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: viruses, bacteria, metabolism and psyche + flying & space + columns + trains + freshmen + #Erasmusdays + teaching experience + rallies

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

Students are on campus, and it’s fall break …

… and in this context the question has arisen whether students or employees may enter the university if they have previously been in a “risk area” within Germany. Yes, they may. Of course, only if they have no symptoms of a COVID-19 disease.

We welcome our freshmen and -women!

Instead of the traditional event in the stadium, our new students are welcomed virtually on Monday. Interviews, video clips and a La Ola wave will start at 9 am. Everything else can be found out at the Freshmen-Hub.

► Insulation stations for protection against Ebola and Covid-19

The Institute of Construction Design, Industrial and Health Care Building (IKE) is supporting a project of the German government for structural infection prevention and has now inspected and approved two completed isolation stations in Rwanda.

► “We had our Apollo 13 moments”

On 12 October the icebreaker of the MOSAiC expedition returned. The project team at the Institute of Flight Guidance takes stock and starts three years of data evaluation.

► BepiColombos Venus fly-by

Anyone who observed the morning star yesterday morning unknowingly also had a passerby with measuring equipment from Braunschweig in view. For the BepiColombo probe, Venus is one step on the way to Mercury. During the fly-by, the Braunschweig magnetometers were activated and measured the magentospheric tail of Venus.

► Futurium Fly Airlines

The SE²A researchers invite you to book a fictitious flight of the future. Until 10 November, this can be done either in the gallery room of the NFF or online. This brings the research of the Cluster of Excellence closer to the air travellers of today and tomorrow. The SE²A team is looking forward to receiving feedback on the current test phase.

► Luminous micro-pillars

Linus Krieg and Florian Meierhofer invented a hybrid design that could pave the way to three-dimensional LEDs. They published their results at Nature Communications.

► Algorithms for train traffic

Technical problems are still causing a tremendous amount of work for the German Railways. Whether artificial intelligence can speed up operations in the future is now being examined by the Institute for Communications Technology in a study. sentences text

► Junior research network investigates rare metabolic disease

Dr. Andre Wegner is one of the scientists of PeriNAA. The interdisciplinary junior research network wants to better understand the disease mechanisms of the “Canavan disease” and thus find new treatment approaches.

► EU project on mental health

Professor Beate Muschalla and her team are involved in the EU project “H-Work”. The researchers from the Institute of Psychology want to design a multi-level instrument that promotes mental health in organisations and companies. They are still looking for participants.

► Indicator for bacteria

Listeria are bacteria that infect contaminated food. Dr. Gustavo Moreira and Professor Michael Hust have found a new indicator for Listeria and generated new antibodies against the pathogen.

► ITG-Preis 2020 for the best publication

We congratulate Ziyue Zhao. The PhD student at the Institute of Communications Technology has received the highest scientific award of the Information Technology Society (ITG) for a publication on better voice quality on the telephone.

► Video message to young researchers

The funding lines of the European Research Council (ERC) explicitly address young researchers. Vice-President Professor Peter Hecker explains what the funding is all about in this video message.

► beyondwork 2020

It’s about the working world of the future. Two of our professors will be at the beyondwork 2020 conference organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research: Simone Kauffeld will talk about competence management and Susanne Robra-Bissantz about service mindset and interaction work. The conference on 21 and 22 October is free of charge.

► Learning Buddies start again

From 20 October, 50 new learning buddies will be in the starting blocks. They support pupils who have learning difficulties or knowledge gaps. At the same time, the students of the Faculty of Humanities and Studies in Education will gain experience in working with children.

► Go or stay?

Until 17 October, the #ErasmusDays will be celebrated throughout Europe. But how does Erasmus proceed during Corona? What do you need to bear in mind when planning? Erasmus+ University Coordinator Francesco Ducatelli answers these questions in an interview.

► Online speed-friending and quarantine assistance

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) supports international students in the pandemic with many new formats. Angie Hiller from ESN Braunschweig explains how volunteer work has changed in the recent months.

► Bike zone TU Braunschweig

The city of Braunschweig is setting up a bicycle zone around our university. Among other things, the zone will lighten the signpost forest by no longer marking the individual cycle route, but only the beginning and end of the area.

► Darling of the week

Rally, rally, rally. This week, not only freshmen were on a rally across the campus, but also the new trainees of our university. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked over the past few months to make our university both welcoming and corona-compliant.

► By the way … have you been vaccinated yet?

We do not (yet) mean the vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, but the vaccination against influenza, which was also recommended by the German government the day before yesterday. After it turned out that the TU Braunschweig cannot organize its own flu vaccination campaign for us as employees for accounting reasons, the University is supporting flu protection with another measure: anyone who is vaccinated within the working time frame of 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. may have the corresponding time credited to their working time account in the amount of up to one hour in consultation with their supervisor. So: Let’s go for it! And with a view to the capacity of your medical practice: It doesn’t have to be in the coming week, the flu season is still long.