6. April 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │06.04.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Off to Jupiter + shrunken crystals + Milestones on the path to excellence

Editor: Mark Winter

► State promotes University Development with 900,000 Euros

Last year, TU Braunschweig launched the University Development  initiative 2030 to launch a strategy for holistic development on the path to excellence. The MWK is funding the associated measures for five stage goals with the highest possible funding amount.

► Space: Live event for the launch of the JUICE mission

The launch of the JUICE mission to explore the planet Jupiter and its moons is planned for 13 April. TU Braunschweig is involved with a magnetic field measuring device and a camera data processing unit. TU Braunschweig will accompany the launch with a supporting programme from 12 noon in the Haus der Wissenschaft.

► Second phase of the “Leistung macht Schule” initiative starts

With „LemaS-Transfer in die Schullandschaft“, researchers from 17 universities accompany the transfer processes in up to 1,300 schools. They are working on the redesign of schools and teaching. TU Braunschweig is again part of the research network, which the BMBF is funding with 35 million euros.

► Insulation without side effects

The inert fluorine gas SF6 is widely used in electrical circuits. The problem: the gas is considered a climate killer. In an industrial project, TU Braunschweig is researching fluorine gas-free circuit breakers for the high-voltage range.

► Humboldt Fellow at the Institute of Structural Analysis

Prof. Roland Wüchner is happy to welcome an international guest at the Institute of Structural Analysis: Prof. Artem Korobenko from the University of Calgary, funded by a Humboldt Fellowship, is researching the development of a multi-fidelity tool for the design and analysis of wind turbines in complex terrain with hills and mountains.

► Sea Future

Conflicts between protection and use of the North Sea as well as the effects of climate change on coastal protection were the focus of the Parliamentary Evening of the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM), which also includes the Coastal Research Centre of TU Braunschweig and Leibniz Universität Hannover.

► Impacts from ship on the coastal zone

Travelling ships generate waves and currents that can lead to heavy loads on the waterway and its banks. Experts from all over the world now discussed the challenges at a workshop organised by the Leichtweiß Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources and the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute.

► Picture of the month: Crystals getting smaller

The orange crystals are still easy to see. But scientists from the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Frontiers want to change that. Our new picture of the month reveals why the crystals are to be shrunk to the size of molecules.

► Inaugural lectures

Prof. Dr. Jessica Agarwal “Aktivität kleiner Körper im Sonnensystem”, and Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Plaschke “Vom Sonnenwind zum Weltraumwetter: Dynamische Prozesse im erdnahen Weltraum”, Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics, will hold their inaugural lectures on 12 April.

► Project Presentation of the iGEM Team 2023

On 26  April at 5:30 PM, Braunschweig iGEM team will show how the use of a riboswitch could potentially make life easier for those affected by bipolar disorder. Guests are welcome in seminar room 045 at the BRICS.

► Yearbook Agricultural Engineering published

The 34th edition of the Yearbook is available for download free of charge at www.jahrbuch-agrartechnik.de. Prof. Ludger Frerichs, head of the Institute for Mobile Machines and Commercial Vehicles, summarises the latest developments in agricultural technology.

► TU Braunschweig meets Ivy League

On 18 April, Research Services will attend the “Ivy+ Just in Time Virtual Career Fair” and provide information to graduates from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT & others about current career opportunities at TU Braunschweig.

► Darling of the week

With the start of the new summer semester, we once again warmly welcome many new students. Before the lecture period begins, the first semester students use this time to get to know the university and Braunschweig through guided tours, excursions or the Welcome Week for international students.

► Happy holidays and a good start to the summer semester!

We wish all students and staff happy holidays, a relaxing time and a good start into the summer semester!