24. September 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │24.09.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Basket-Bot + Quadriga + Models + Election Check + Mensa

Editor: Elisabeth Hoffmann

► Basketball Bot, Future Mobility Hub and Data Science

President Angela Ittel got to know all this and more during her visit to the Carl-Friedrich-Gauss-Faculty last week. In her spotlight, she describes her impressions of our “cross-sectional faculty”.

► The Quadriga under the microscope

Congratulations to Julian Leonard Rudolph! The civil engineering graduate has received the young scientist award of the Society for Construction History. In his master’s thesis, he dealt with historical connecting techniques for copper plates in large sculptures and examined them using the so-called “Seesen Quadriga” as an example.

► Detecting damage to buildings by vibrations

Lukas Outzen is doing research on this in the Research Training Group 2075 “Modelling the constitutive evolution of building materials and structures with respect to aging”. We introduce the doctoral student with a short portrait.

► Election touchstones

For all those who are still undecided about which party to vote for on Sunday, we have a decision-making aid. Our Council of Doctoral Students, together with other doctoral networks, has prepared election touchstones on science policy. The questions were directed at all parties currently represented in the Bundestag. The answers were published together with an overview of the parties’ positions. An insight into the higher education policy goals of the parties is also provided by the central concerns of the German Rectors’ Conference, the Studentenwerk and the Education and Science Union.

► Offer of the canteens will be expanded step by step

With the start of the winter semester, students and employees return to campus and with them their growling stomachs. The Studentenwerk is therefore gradually opening more locations and increasing the capacity of its food service. Because it is not yet possible to estimate how many will want to eat in the dining halls, the to-go offer will remain for the time being.

► Sustainable food

More news from the Studentenwerk. A new food offering, reasonable prices, less waste and efficient buildings and technology: starting in 2022, university catering will be realigned. This is because the needs of students and employees, trends and preferences are changing, and so the range of food on offer in the dining halls is also in a constant state of flux.

► Federal Cross of Merit for Professor Brigitte Jockusch

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has awarded Professor Brigitte M. Jockusch the Cross of Merit 1st Class of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award recognises the extraordinary abilities, strategic vision and ethical sensitivity of the biologist

► Farewell to Professor Reinhold Haux

Professor Reinhold Haux of Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics (PLRI) has retired. From 2007 to 2017, Haux was the managing director of the PLRI, which the TU is the only institute to operate jointly and interdisciplinarily with the Hannover Medical School.

► Research JouFixe “Future City”

As of the winter term the monthly “Research-JourFixe (FJF)” offers the opportunity to get to know ideas, initiatives and people around the Core Research Areas “Future City”. The program starts on October 29 with the two new research initiatives “Rest and Resource – Chrono-Topographies of Waste” and “Inequality and the City”.

► Registration for the SE²A Conference

On October 7 and 8, the online research conference 2021 of the Cluster of Excellence SE²A will take place. National and international experts from universities, research institutions and industry will discuss the aviation-relevant topics “Liquid hydrogen and SAF in future aircraft” and “Electric drive systems and power electronics”.

► Innovation Award Lower Saxony 2021 for GAIA Aerospace e.V.

The “Valkyrie” project won this year’s Lower Saxony Innovation Award in the category “Vision”. This is a system with which small satellites, so-called cubesats, can be transported into orbit at low cost. Provided everything goes according to plan, the project is scheduled to start in 2025.

► New support structure for international students

In order to be able to support international students even better in the future with their special challenges in everyday study life, the International House of the TU Braunschweig established the working group International Student Support. An overview of all offers can be found on the new page.

► Call for Proposals on “Chemistry and Transport in Confined Spaces”

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) are jointly funding projects on “Chemistry and Transport in Confined Spaces” in chemistry, physics, and engineering. To be invited to submit a proposal, an expression of interest is required by Nov. 29.

► Darlings of the week

Our personal darlings of this issue are Lisa Ryll and Laurenz Kötter, trainees in the Press and Communications Department. You know them as editors of the “Woche”. They are both terrific and give us excellent support. This in turn encourages us to offer them something extraordinary as well: For the third time in a row, the Federal Association of University Communication has just awarded us the “Prize for the Exemplary Training of ‘Volunteers’”.