28. April 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │28.04.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: IT awareness + AI for battery research + More exercise on Campus Nord

Editor: Dilara Aktaş

► IT Security at TU Braunschweig

There will be several online events on IT security next week. For instance the Digital Town Hall on 2 May at 11:30 will address this topic. Furthermore, the IT Security Awareness Days will start the same day and run until 17 May. One of the topics will be emails as the most important gateway for cyber attacks.

► Office Hours with our President

Would you like to discuss your concerns or ideas with President Angela Ittel in confidence, either personally or as a small group? Feel free to register for the office hours on 10 May.

► Jupiter mission: Boom successfully deployed

One week after the launch, the instrument mast on the JUICE spacecraft was able to start its work. One of the sensors installed on it was developed at TU Braunschweig. The deployment of the boom is an important prerequisite for the success of the ESA mission.

► Construction in times of crisis

Rising energy prices and material shortages as a result of the pandemic and the Ukraine war are also affecting the construction sector. In an interview, Professor Patrick Schwerdtner from the Institute for Construction Engineering and Management talks about the price increases and prognoses for the coming years.

► New sports hall at Campus Nord

An asset for sports science education and university sports is the sports hall that has now opened at Campus Nord. The completely renovated inclusion-oriented and diversity-conscious exercise facility improves the quality of studies and enriches active campus life.

► AI in process engineering

As part of the Heisenberg Professorship, which was awarded to Professor Carsten Schilde in 2022, scientists are working on AI methods. With their help, process engineering processes along the manufacturing process chain are to be facilitated in battery production, among other things.

► An insight into the city’s history

The masonry of a high medieval bridge, which has lain sealed in the ground for centuries, is being examined by the Institute for Building History in Hildesheim. The research is expected to yield concrete results on the history and construction of the 12th century stone arch bridge.

► Visiting doctoral student from Brazil investigates natural substance against tropical disease

Matheus Lopes Silva is working on the search for active substances against so-called Neglected Tropical Diseases, which can be obtained from natural substances such as plants and fungi. Here he reports on his work at TU Braunschweig at the Institute of Food Chemistry.

► Final round for the Collaborative Research Center AMC

… at the 3D Pioneers Challenge, the international design competition for additive manufacturing processes and advanced technologies. The project on the integration of prefabricated fibre reinforcement in Additive Manufacturing in Construction will be exhibited at Rapid.Tech 3D in Erfurt from 9 to 11 May, with the awards ceremony on 10 May. We are keeping our fingers crossed!

►Inaugural lecture

Prof. Ulrike Fauerbach, Institute of Building History, will hold her inaugural lecture “Vermessen” on 3 May.

► Lots to do, hardly any time

… and the next course is just around the corner? The ProDiGI project offers support through student assistants for the preparation and implementation of international digital courses. Click here to request an appointment.

► History of Democracy Biographically

From 2 May, the Department of History and History Didactics of the Institute of Historical Studies, along with the Institute for Braunschweig Regional History (IBRG) and the association “Against Forgetting – For Democracy”, will be organising a lecture series on the topic “History of Democracy Biographically”.

► Innovators Connect Tandem in India

Master students and researchers now have the opportunity to apply for the “Innovators Connect Tandem 2023”. During the 10-day fully-funded exchange programme from 4 to 15 September, Master’s students, researchers and early-stage start-ups interested in starting a business will gain valuable insights into the start-up ecosystem in India, can establish international contacts and advance their entrepreneurial projects.

► Gauss Medal awarded to number theorist

The mathematician Prof. Maryna Viazovska was awarded this year’s Gauss Medal by the Braunschweig Scientific Society. The Ukrainian-born number theorist conducts research at EPFL Lausanne.

► Corona Crisis Staff dissolved

More than three years ago on 3 March 2020, the Corona Crisis Staff met for the first time under the leadership of Vice President Dietmar Smyrek. Following the 342 meeting, it came to an end this week. After the last measures expired on 8 April, the crisis team got disbanded. A big thank you to the 14 members for their dedicated work!

► Darling of the week

Our darlings of the week are the many PhD graduates of the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Master’s graduates from the Architecture Department. After a 3-year break due to covid, a PhD celebration was finally held again with around 300 guests. In total, more than 250 doctoral students completed their doctorates during the pandemic, 66 of whom celebrated their success last week in the Audimax. The 56 architecture graduates had a toast to their graduation on Thursday in the Architecture Pavilion. Congratulations and continued success!

► On our own behalf

We want to show who we are as a university and what makes us so special. That’s why we are looking for students, staff and alumni who would like to take part in a photo shoot. The pictures will be used for TU Braunschweig’s public relations, including our websites, social media and publicly effective campaigns. If you are interested, please send an email to Kristina Rottig.