Innovation since 1868 – TUM celebrates its anniversary with ceremony

At the ceremony marking TUM's 150th anniversary German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier emphasized the societal responsibility of the sciences. (Image: A. Heddergott / TUM)

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addressed the 1200 invited guests at Munich's Residenz palace on the occasion of the 150th anniversary celebration of the founding of Technical University of Munich (TUM). He...[more]


Why some beetles fly on alcohol – and how fungi help them doing so

An ambrosia beetle in its gallery with fungal garden visible as whitish coating. (photo: Gernot Kunz for Peter Biedermann / JMU)

The Ambrosia beetle looks specifically for drunken trees to nest. Now researchers have found out why he is doing this: it is due to his sophisticated agricultural system. The beetle optimises its harvest with alcohol as a...[more]


A special beer for the anniversary: Students brew JubilaTUM

JubilaTUM is a hoppy bottom-fermented export-beer, which is produced for the anniversary year. (Photo: Uli Benz / TUM)

His recipe was developed especially for the anniversary of the Technical University of Munich (TUM): the amber-coloured export-beer JubilaTUM. Under the direction of Dr. Johannes Tippmann from TUM-Forschungsbrauerei, students of...[more]


Brown adipose tissue made transparent: Metabolic activity of brown adipose tissue easier to verify with new method

The new laser method MSOT represents brown fat. (Picture: G. Diot/ TUM)

Brown adipose tissue has played a key role in prevention research since its presence was first documented in adults. However, there was no non-invasive method of measuring its heat generation. A team at the Technical University...[more]

Neuron can cause domino effect – Vulnerability in the brain: Individual damaged neuron types cause neurodegenerative diseases

The "flying genome": The genetic model fly Drosophila melanogaster was investigated for the current study by Prof. Grunwald Kadows' research group on how the odour of animals ages. (Photo: Ariane Böhm / TUM)

If the sense of smell disappears, this can indicate a disease such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. However, unlike previously assumed, general degenerations in the nervous system do not play a leading role in the loss of...[more]

Award for contributions to resource management goes to young TUM researchers

Rüdiger Recknagel, Chief Executive of the Audi Environmental Foundation (left) and Prof. Michael Suda, TUM’s Dean of Academic Affairs for Sustainable Resource Management (right) congratulate the two winners Daniela Angelova (2nd from the left) and Diana Young (2nd from the right). (Photo: Audi)

The Audi Environmental Foundation has recognized the master’s degree theses of two young scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with the “Sustainable Resource Management Award.” The SRM Award brings prize money of...[more]

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