TU article in the top 100 of Nature Scientific Reports 2020
Nature Publishing Group announced that an article by Goshtasp Cheraghian and Professor Michael P. Wistuba is among the top 100 articles in the journal "Scientific Reports" in 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-68007-0). The annual Scientific Reports list ranks the articles with the most downloads. The listing is considered a predicate for particularly valuable research contributions from the global community. The Chief Editor Dr Richard White congratulated Cheraghian and Wistuba: “A position in the TOP 100 is an extraordinary achievement - your science is of real value to the research community.” Goshtasp Cheraghian is a research associate at the Institute of Highway Engineering, which is headed by Professor Michael P. Wistuba. Both described how bitumen can be protected from UV radiation and thus from premature wear in the paper "Ultraviolet aging study on bitumen modified by a composite of clay and fumed silica nanoparticles." A nanocomposite of clay and fumed silica improves the aging resistance of bitumen, a binder in asphalt.
Gödel Prize laureate Prof. Mitchell gives virtual guest lecture at TU Braunschweig
How can one find an optimal roundtrip in a large network? Problems of this type are known to be very hard to solve, but occur in a large spectrum of contexts, both in theory and practice. In the first virtual Computer Science colloquium at the TU Braunschweig, Gödel Prize laureate Prof. Joseph Mitchell (Stony Brook University, USA) discussed a wide range of classic and brand new results that are based on geometric insights. In front of a broad audience, Prof. Mitchell described his result on approximating shortest geometric roundtrips and several other geometric optimization problems. He also described various connections to research in Computer Science at Braunschweig, to which he is connected by long-standing and ongoing cooperation. He will be back to Braunschweig in the future!
The AStA and Geschäftsbereich 3 of TU Braunschweig are considering the introduction of a bicycle rental system to supplement the use of other means of transport.
The AStA has posted a survey online about this. Employees are also expressly and cordially invited to take part in the survey. The result will form the basis for further action.
The survey takes less than 7 minutes. Click here for the survey - thank you for participating!