26. March 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │26.03.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Test Kits + hydrogen aircraft + metabolism + Hagenmarkt + young scientists
+ time shift

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

► Testing, testing …

Now that the questions surrounding the “Easter rests” have been answered with great media attention, the question remains as to what will change for the TU Braunschweig in the next few days. We should soon receive a first delivery of lay rapid tests. The Presidential Board and the crisis team nevertheless recommend that people also make use of regular free rapid testing in test centres, doctors’ surgeries and pharmacies. After all, the aim is to detect infections even when there are no symptoms yet. Stay cautious!

► Life cycle assessment for a hydrogen aircraft

A conventional aircraft brought Luisa Lindner to her new university destination in Rhode Island. In her Master’s thesis, she is researching sustainable flying with fuel cells. She is supported by the Cluster of Excellence SE²A.

► Handling the thousands

Detailed knowledge of human metabolism opens the door to earlier diagnoses and effective medicines. As a bioinformatician, Ruibing Shi works to find the important information in thousands of molecules. With the help of machine learning, she is developing a software tool that analyses metabolic data.

► Real laboratory Hagenmarkt

Three institutes of the Department of Architecture want to use the Hagenmarkt temporarily during the summer semester. They invite us to a place of exhibition and discussion to engage with issues of sustainability, sufficiency and resilience.

► Survey on the burden of care work on young scientists during the pandemic

Dear young scientists*, PhDs, postdocs and junior professors* – how do you experience the Corona pandemic? And how does this extraordinary situation affect your work? We would like to know and invite you on behalf of acting President Katja Koch to share your experiences with us.

► Career paths in science

The new websites for early career scientists  and the postdoc programme for the summer semester are now online. From doctorate to professorship: young academics can find networks and contact persons as well as advice, training and coaching opportunities at a glance.

► Darling of the week

Our favourite of the week gets “the week” not at ten, but at two in the morning. When Professor Michael Franz accepted for the Humboldt Visiting Professorship at our Carolo-Wilhelmina, he didn’t think he would have to stay in California for it. Nevertheless, he went through with the lecture and oral examinations. Prof. Franz taught the course Compiler Construction online in the winter semester and now also took the oral exams online. And that despite a time difference of eight respectively nine hours from Irvine, CA. Well done, and many thanks!