30. October 2020 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │30.10.2020 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: primal matter + tsunami + healthy rooms + art & love + charged transfer + emergency funds + awards

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

► Icy comet as soft as ash

During the landing attempt on the comet “Tschuri”, “Philae” exposed remarkable ice: 4.5 billion years old “primeval matter” – as old as the earth and soft as ashes. The Institute for Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics has now published its data analysis of the mission in the magazine “Nature”.

► Tsunami in the wave channel

As part of an international team, the Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources generated tsunami-like waves at the Great Wave Channel. The researchers want to know how safe structures are when their piers and walls are flooded.

► The sickroom of the future

How can spatial planning in hospitals help to contain multi-resistant pathogens? At the World Health Summit, the KARMIN project showed the demonstrator of an infection-preventive sickroom. Starring: The Institute of Construction Design, Industrial and Health Care Building.

► The art of computer science

As the new Professor of Computer Vision, Martin Eisemann will research the optimal analysis and processing of camera images. In an interview, he explains his teaching plans – and why he is also involved in art, psychology and physics.

► A love story of television and mobile service

As more and more videos are streamed via mobile phone, at some point even the new 5G standard will no longer be enough. The Institute for Communications Technology provides a remedy with the so-called “5G broadcast“. This would make television available with little data – even on the road.

► Knowledge transfer for batteries “Made in Germany”

The ProZell competence cluster aims to make German battery cells more powerful, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. In order to bring research to industry, the third Prozell Industry Day was held digitally this week.

► Newsletter “FIT für die Wissenschaft”

From now on the newsletter “Research, International Affairs, Transfer – FIT for Science” informs about current calls for funding. All members of our university can register for it at the Research Service and European Office.

► Participation, fire, resilience

The lecture series “Kernbegriffe der Stadt der Zukunft” continues and shows the enormous range and the manifold perspectives of the research area “Future City”.

► Food, budget, accommodation

Where do I get food, who helps me with finances and housing, what about childcare? With the second wave, the Studentenwerk’s news ticker will be extended again. The bridging aid is especially remarkable: The Studentenwerk helped more than 1,500 TU students in the summer semester with over 700,000 euros. The new emergency fund starts in November.

► 3 darlings of the week

Our darlings of the week deal with terahertz, tropical fungi and defence cells – and have each been awarded the Heinrich-Büssing-Preis 2020. We join the almost 1,500 congratulators on social media and compliment Dr Clara Cehpkuri (Faculty of Life Sciences), Dr Cordula Reisch (Carl Friedrich Gauss Faculty) and Dr Benedikt Hampel (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Physics).