Professor Peter Bell is a pioneer in the fields of art history and machine vision. His research will help improve our understanding of cultural heritage, and reflects contemporary discussions about AI bias.
Researchers at FAU are working across disciplines and with industry partners to develop cutting-edge AI applications that could revolutionize medicine and healthcare.
Postdoc Chandra Macauley researches fuel cell structures at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg—one of the top locations for materials science in Germany.
An international team of researchers led by Prof.Dr Katharina Zimmermann has discovered that the cold thermoreceptor TRPC5 causes sensitivity to cold temperatures in teeth. The researchers have published their findings in the renowned scientific journal ‘Science Advances’. ‘Toothache is a nightmare for many people and sensitive teeth can be just as painful,’ says Prof. Dr. Katharina Zimmermann from the Department of Anaesthesiology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. ‘People with over-sensitive teeth are all too familiar with the painful sensation they experience as soon as they start eating ice cream.’
New insights into how cosmic rays are formed
Can innovative products made of plant-based proteins and fibre be combined with physical activity to help prevent undernutrition in elderly people who suffer from poor appetite? This is what the project ‘Innovative plant protein fibre and physical activity solutions to address poor appetite and prevent undernutrition in older adults (APPETITE)’ hopes to find out. Nutritionist Prof. Dr. Dorothee Volkert from the Institute for Biomedicine of Aging (IBA) at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is the project coordinator responsible for leading the multidisciplinary consortium of eight institutions from six European countries.
Chemists all over the world are constantly searching for simple ways to make elemental nitrogen or N2 in the air available for chemical reactions. This is no easy task, as nitrogen is a particularly non-reactive gas with a triple bond, which is one of the strongest known chemical bonds. A research team at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now demonstrated that calcium, a metal commonly found in nature, is able to break the highly-stable nitrogen bond and can do so at minus 60°C.
Rare earth elements are the gold of the 21st century: rare and highly prized all over the world. Most known and economically viable sources of rare earths are located in China, where more than 80 percent of them are refined. This has resulted in a near monopoly situation, with China dominating international trade, particularly in heavy rare earths. Geologists and materials scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now discovered a new way of finding new and previously unknown deposits of rare earths, or rare earth metals, worldwide.
FAU researchers reveal the secret of the famous Pazyryk carpet
Dr. Michaela Kramer, media education specialist at FAU, has investigated the influence smartphone photography and posting images on social media has on shaping young people’s sense of identity. She has drawn up a typology describing the different ways young people can present themselves via photos and what that says about their developing personalities.