The Week at TU Braunschweig │28.08.2020 Our Newsletter for all Employees
Topics: Sneak Peek + distance + talking equipment + data science + planetary research + stormy image
Editor: Laurenz Kötter
► 153 seconds TU Braunschweig
Student Jannick Stühff guides us through the Carolo-Wilhelmina on high speed. The TU9 Sneak Peek video shows what studying at our university is all about. Together with the other TU9 universities, we are recruiting international prospective students at German schools abroad this week. Thanks to the charming leading actor and the two directors: Daniel Götjen from International House and Viktoria Heyer from our team.
► Distance regulation
SARS-CoV-2 is far from being defeated, and so we obviously want to continue to keep the minimum distance from our nearest and dearest on campus. Starting next Monday, the distance will be one and a half meters instead of two. With yesterday’s decision, the Presidium follows the recommendations of the crisis management team. We will have to adjust this information on our website in the coming days.
► Superconducting sensors for the world’s fastest computer chips
Our University accommodates a multitude of large research equipment. To introduce them individually, we started to interview the machines themselves. For the beginning, the terahertz microscope in LENA explains, how it visualises high-frequency radiation.
► Optimising urban mobility and logistics with Deep Learning
Junior professor Marlin Ulmer is setting up a junior research group with 1.5 million euros. The DFG funding includes that he moves to the TU Munich for this purpose. Even though we will miss him at our university, we wish him every success with his junior research group!
► New Master’s program “Data Science”
Starting winter semester 2021/2022, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics will launch the English-language Master’s program “Data Science“. Currently, they prepare the accreditation of the program.
► Future planetary research
Ice giants, rover vehicles, rock samples: In the scientific journal “Nature Communications”, Professor Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier proposes six priorities for the next decade of planetary research.
► The European Green Deal
… becomes more concrete: The new call for proposals covers a total of eleven thematic areas, including clean, affordable and safe energy – energy- and resource-saving buildings – sustainable and intelligent mobility. There will be an information event on October 7, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the call for proposals, please contact the Research Service/EU University Office.
► Digital expertise for companies
The model project “Digitale Kompetenzen in der Weiterbildung” aims to qualify employees of companies in rural areas for the digital age. As part of the project, the Institute for Buisness Information Systems will hold an online lecture on “Digital Transformation” on September 8.
► Darling of the week
Instagramer mariusphotograffix photographed the central campus before the coming storm with the help of his drone – and shared his picture with us. Definitely our favorite of this stormy week. We wish the photographer and all of you a sunny and quiet weekend!