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.
Wolfgang Kießling traces Earth’s history through layers of fossils. The data he uncovers together with his team serves to create a reliable database for climate research, opening up opportunities for nature-based conservation solutions.
Metrology, computing, communications: quantum research in Erlangen has a broad base. The team of researchers at FAU and the nearby Max Planck Institutes is also at the forefront of international advances in quantum imaging, quantum computing, and encryption.
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.
What do coffee, red wine and ink have in common? The stubborn stains they leave behind. Anyone who has ever knocked over a cup of coffee will know that coffee dries in an unusual pattern, the stain is lighter at the center but it gets darker around the perimeter, an effect known as the coffee ring. Prof. Dr. Nicolas Vogel and his team of researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg (FAU) and their colleagues in Edinburgh are investigating a strategy to tackle the coffee ring effect and produce a consistent drying pattern. Their findings have been published in the reputable journal Nature Communications.
Two tranregios at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have had their funding extended: the collaborative research center/transregio 154 “Mathematical modeling, simulation and optimization using the example of gas networks” is entering into its third funding period, whilst the CRC/transregio 241 “Immune-epithelial communication in inflammatory bowel diseases” has had its funding extended for the first time.
Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have designed a framework that allows scientists to observe interactions between light and electrons using a traditional scanning electron microscope. The procedure is considerably cheaper than the technology that has been used to date, and also enables a wider range of experiments. The researchers have published their findings in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.
Major success for FAU researchers: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funding for two new research training groups (RTG) in fall 2022 and has extended funding for an existing RTG. This means that the DFG is providing around 15.3 million euros of funding for young researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) who are completing doctoral degrees in the fields of linguistics, literature studies, and applied mathematics
When stars like our Sun use up all their fuel, they shrink to form white dwarfs. Sometimes such dead stars flare back to life in a super hot explosion and produce a fireball of X-ray radiation. A research team led by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now been able to observe such an explosion of X-ray light for the very first time.