While conventional electronics relies on the transport of electrons, components that convey spin information alone may be many times more energy efficient. Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart have now made an important advance in the development of novel materials for such components. These materials may also be the key to quantum computers that are less susceptible to interference.
A new camera system has gone into test operation at the University of Würzburg. It is designed to detect unidentified aerial phenomena using artificial intelligence methods.
The Institute for Data and Process Science (IDP) at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences is developing a new modular system for training. The aim is to get SMEs ready for digitalisation in the coronavirus crisis.
An international research community with growing importance: The University of Passau’s Professor Hermann de Meer hosts Iranian Humboldt-fellow Abdorasoul Ghasemi who develops methods of modelling resiliency in modern energy systems.
The "Bayreuth Games Accelerator" will be funded by the federal government and the Free State of Bavaria to the tune of € 50,000. This is intended to strengthen the great initiative emanating from the media sciences and the start-up culture of the University of Bayreuth, and to establish Bayreuth as a games development centre in Germany.
While the number of qubits and the stability of quantum states are still limiting current quantum computing devices, there are questions where these processors are already able to leverage their enormous computing power. In collaboration with the Google Quantum AI team scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Nottingham used a quantum processor to simulate the ground state of a so-called toric code Hamiltonian – an archetypical model system in modern condensed matter physics, which was originally proposed in the context of quantum error correction.
Elisa Roßberger and Martin Gruber have been appointed to newly created junior professorships at the Chair of Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Both do research and teach in the field of Near Eastern Archaeology. The Volkswagen Foundation is funding the professorships with one million euros.
Artificial intelligence (AI) as a central key technology in almost all areas of life is to be taught in greater depth to students of economics in future. The University of Bayreuth, together with its partners and with funding from the federal and state governments, will develop a cross-university, modular programme to boost AI skills in economists. The project funding amounts to almost € 4.24 million, and will run for four years.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is setting up 14 new research training groups (RTGs) throughout Germany to further support researchers at the early stages of their career. On Monday, the DFG gave the University of Passau the go-ahead for one such RTG. From October 2022, the Research Training Group "Digital Platform Ecosystems" will be the University’s pivotal hub for leading-edge, international, and interdisciplinary research and advanced academic qualifications around a central phenomenon of the digital economy.
Using telemedicine, COVID-19 patients can be cared for safely at home – from initial home isolation to recovery or, in case problems arise, admission to hospital. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now successfully demonstrated this in a study involving 150 patients with risk factors for a severe progression of the disease.