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Munich Sustainability Award for Dr Philipp Stanley

Research that drives artificial photosynthesis is an essential building block for the energy transition. Dr. Philip Stanley, who completed his PhD thesis under Prof. Roland Fischer at the Technical University of Munich, contributed important findings on this topic. On 8 February, the chemist…

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Unchaining the power of catalysis

With Jennifer Strunk, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and e-conversion have attracted a researcher with big goals and a zest for action: At the beginning of May 2023, the 43-year-old took over the W3 professorship for "Industrial Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis" and has since enriched the…

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Expanding the gene editing toolbox

New method makes space for DNA insertions: Currently, the most versatile method of gene editing is prime editing, a technology based on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors. However, one of the bottlenecks of this method has been the efficient insertion of new, long DNA sequences, as this requires the…

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Prof. Thomas Fässler receives the Arfvedson-Schlenk Prize

The „Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)“ awards Prof. Dr. Thomas Fässler from the Technical University of Munich the Arfvedson-Schlenk Prize, endowed with 7500 euros. The prize is sponsored by Albermarle Germany GmbH. Prof. Fässler receives this award for his outstanding contributions to…

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Prof. Pfleiderer new scientific director of the FRM II

The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Neutron Source (FRM II) is getting a new scientific director. Physicist Prof. Christian Pfleiderer from the School of Natural Sciences at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will take over from Prof. Peter Müller-Buschbaum on January 1, 2024. Pfleiderer has…

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Three ERC Consolidator Grants for TUM School of Natural Sciences researchers

High-resolution X-ray imaging, a better understanding of how chromosomes work and synthetic life from the laboratory: these are the topics that three research projects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will be focusing on. Each of the projects will receive one of the European Research…

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Quantum internet: "The biggest problem is data loss"

Researchers around the world are working on a network which could connect quantum computers with one another over long distances. Andreas Reiserer, Professor of Quantum Networks at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), explains the challenges which have to be mastered and how atoms captured in…

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"J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics 2024" for Prof. Andrzej J. Buras

Prof. Dr. Andrzej J. Buras is the distinguished recipient of the "J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics 2024," awarded by the American Physical Society. This esteemed accolade, which has been bestowed for nearly four decades, is making its debut in Germany in 2024, and it has found…

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A miniature magnetic resonance imager made of diamond

The development of tumors begins with miniscule changes within the body's cells; ion diffusion at the smallest scales is decisive in the performance of batteries. Until now the resolution of conventional imaging methods has not been high enough to represent these processes in detail. A research team…

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Quantum computers will lead to previously unknown applications

In the episode of TUM series "New In", Prof. Barbara Kraus is introduced. The physicist is looking for computable rules regarding the behavior of quantum systems to facilitate reliable new applications.