Upcoming Wednesday Coffee Talks in 2018

Prof. Ernst Rank and the TUM-IAS team invite the scientists of TUM and their guests for coffee each Wednesday! Just come over to the TUM-IAS after lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and have a coffee with us, meet other scientists and listen from time to time to a short talk (10-15 mins) on a recent major TUM publication or issue – aimed specifically at a non-expert audience.

Location: TUM-IAS, Atrium, first floor

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October 24, 2018

Talk by Prof. Laura Fabbietti (Dense and Strange Hadronic Matter group) on a breakthrough in multi-messenger astronomy. more

October 31, 2018

Talk by Prof. Ville Kaila (Computational Biocatalysis) on how enzymes work and how they can be engineered: Molecular mechanism of the virtuosic enzyme AsqJ. more

November 7, 2018

Talk by Prof. Friedrich Simmel (Physics of Synthetic Biological Systems) on piecework at the nano assembly line. more

November 14, 2018

Talk by Prof. Michael Hensel (Technical University of Vienna) on “Embedded Architectures – Rethinking Architecture and Environment Relations”. more

November 28, 2018
Talk by Dr. Yiqi Zhang (Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces) on “complex tessellations, extraordinary materials”. more

December 5, 2018

Talk by Prof. Andreas Bausch (Cellular Biophysics) on how the patterning of active systems provides new insights into biophysical processes. more

December 12, 2018

Talk by Prof. Arne Skerra (Biological Chemistry) on a breakthrough in industrial CO2 usage. more
December 19, 2018

Talk by Prof. Bernhard Wolfrum (Assistant Professorship of Neuroelectronics) on producing sensors with an inkjet printer. more

January 9, 2019

Talk by Prof. Roland Pail (Institute of Astronomical and Physical Geodesy) on the Antarctic ice cap melting faster and faster. more 

January 16, 2019

Talk by Prof. Robert König (Theory of Complex Quantum Systems) on the first proof of quantum computer advantage. more

January 23, 2019

Talk by Dr. Joachim Reichert (Surface and Interface Physics) on “switching with molecules”. more

January 30, 2019

Talk by Prof. Job Boekhoven (Supramolecular Chemistry) on a simple mechanism which could have been decisive for the development of life. more

February 06, 2019

Talk by Dr. Laura Sánchez (German Geodetic Research Institute and Chair Geodetic Geodynamics) on “mountains in motion”. more

Archive of previous talks

2018 (May-July)

May 30, 2018

Talk by Dr. Ralph Gilles (Research Neutron Source FRM II) on the faster filling of lithium-ion cells. more

June 13, 2018

Talk by Prof. Thomas Brück (Werner Siemens-Chair of Synthetic Biotechnology) on biotechnologically produced building blocks for chemistry and biodegradable synthetics. more

June 20, 2018

Talk by Dr. Klaudius Henke (Chair of Timber Structures and Building Construction) on 3D printing in concrete. more

June 27, 2018

Talk by Dipl.-Ing. Moritz Mungenast (Associate Professorship of Architectural Design and Building Envelope) on custom building envelopes straight from the printer. more

July 4, 2018
Talk by Prof. Reinhard Kienberger (Chair for Laser and X-ray Physics) on observing and controlling ultrafast processes with attosecond resolution. more

July 11, 2018

Talk by Prof. Bernhard Seeber (Associate Professorship of Audio Information Processing) on virtual sound spaces. more

2018 (April-May)

May 30, 2018

Talk by Dr. Ralph Gilles (Research Neutron Source FRM II) on the faster filling of lithium-ion cells. more
May 23, 2018

Talk by Prof. Camilla Hollanti (TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Fellow; Aalto University) on private information retrieval. more
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May 16, 2018

Talk by Prof. Ulrich Gerland (Physics of Complex Biosystems) on how bacteria adapt to different environments. more
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May 2, 2018

Talk by Prof. Horst Kessler (Faculty of Chemistry – TUM Institute for Advanced Study) on a breakthrough for peptide medication. more

April 25, 2018

Talk by Dr. Jan Christian Habel (Chair for Terrestrial Ecology) on insect die-off: even common species are becoming rare. more

April 18, 2018

Talk by Prof. Franz Pfeiffer (Biomedical Physics) on a new staining method which allows specialists to investigate three-dimensional tissue samples with Nano-CT. more

April 11, 2018

Talk by Prof. Ernst Rank (Director of TUM-IAS; Chair for Computation in Engineering) on entitled “Computational Structural Analysis directly from photographs!”. more

2018 (January-February)

February 7, 2018

Talk by Prof. Tom Nilges (Syntheses and Characterization of Innovative Materials) on electrode materials from the microwave oven. more
January 31, 2018

Talk by Dr. Hans-Gregor Hübl (Technical Physics) on a new spin on electronics. more
January 24, 2018

Talk by Prof. Gil Westmeyer (Molecular Imaging) on the new NeuBtracker open-source microscope. more
January 17, 2018

Talk by Prof. Ulrich Schreiber (Geodetic Observatory Wettzell) on measuring the earth's rotational movement from the Bavarian countryside. more
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January 10, 2018Talk by Prof. Michael Bader (Scientific Computing) on new insights into the 2004 Sumatra megathrust earthquake. more


December 20, 2017

Talk by Prof. Oliver Fischer (Concrete Structures) on whether old bridges last longer than expected. more

December 13, 2017

Talk by Prof. Steffen Glaser (Organic Chemistry) and Prof. Dominique Sugny (University of Burgundy) on how classical mechanics helps control quantum computers. more
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December 6, 2017

Talk by Prof. Christoph Lütge (Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics) on whether programmers should decide who lives and who dies. more
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November 29, 2017

Talk by Prof. Sherry Suyu (Observational Cosmology) on peeking around cosmic corners. more
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November 22, 2017

Talk by Prof. Job Boekhoven (Supramolecular Chemistry) on supramolecular materials with a time switch. more
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November 15, 2017

Talk by Dr. Tingying Peng (TUM Department of Informatics & Helmholtz Zentrum München) and Prof. Nassir Navab (Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality) on a clear view on stem cell development by using a new image correction program. more
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November 8, 2017

Talk by Prof. Matthias Rief (Molecular Biophysics) on the use of “optical tweezers” to unveil the secret behind the cohesion of muscles. more

October 25, 2017

Talk by Prof. Oliver Lieleg (Biomechanics) on the physical principles that make bacterial biofilms so tough. more

October 18, 2017

Talk by Prof. Michael Knap (Collective Quantum Dynamics) on a quantum particle that shows a surprising behavior. more
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Aug-Sep 2017

Summer Break
July 12, 2017

Talk by Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Rauleder (TUM) on realistic training methods for extreme flight conditions. more
July 5, 2017

Talk by Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Burgkart (Experimental Orthopedics) on unlocking the secrets of the Achilles' heel. more
June 28, 2017

No Coffee Talk

June 21, 2017

Talk by Dr. Katharina Aubele (TUM Munich School of Engineering) on powering the energy revolution with heat from the Earth. more
June 16, 2017

Talk by Dr. Friedemann Reinhard (Quantum Sensing) on holography with the Wi-Fi-router. more
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June 7, 2017

No Coffee Talk

May 31, 2017

Talk by Dr. Eva-Maria Huber (Biochemistry) on the biological function and medicinal potential of the immunoproteasome in autoimmune diseases. more
May 24, 2017

Talk by Prof. Anja Rammig (Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions) on self-amplified forest loss in the Amazon region caused by increased periods of drought. more
May 17, 2017

Talk by PD Dr. Christoph Hugenschmidt (Positron Physics) on positrons as a new tool for lithium ion battery research. more

May 3, 2017

Talk by Florian Praetorius (TUM Lab for Biomolecular Design, Prof. Hendrik Dietz) on genetically encoded nanostructures that self-assemble from DNA and proteins. more

April 26, 2017

Talk by Prof. Carlo Bottasso (Wind Energy) on new control methods to optimize wind farm performance. more

February 8, 2017

Talk by Dr. Eva Rath (Nutrition and Immunology) on mitochondria controlling stem cell fate. more

February 1, 2017

Talk by Prof. Florian Seitz (Space Geodesy) on geodetic reference systems enabling highly accurate positioning. more

January 25, 2017

Talk by Prof. Katharina Krischer (Nonequilibrium Chemical Physics) on chimera states in dynamical systems. more
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January 18, 2017

Talk by Prof. Liqiu Meng (Cartography) on "how much seeing is believing?". more

January 11, 2017

Talk by Prof. Arne Skerra and Andreas Reichert (Biological Chemistry) on "bio(t)INK", a new concept for the 3D-printing of live cells that won the Grand Prize at the iGEM competition 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. more


December 21, 2016Talk by Dr. Markus Heyl (Condensed Matter and Many-Body Theory) on an important quantum physics phenomenon now more readily measurable. [more]

December 14, 2016Talk by Dr.-Ing. Georg Böcherer (Communications Engineering) on optical fiber transmitting one terabit per second. [more]
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December 7, 2016No Coffee Talk (Dies Academicus)
November 30, 2016Talk by Dr. habil. Thomas Clavel (Intestinal Microbiome) on big data enabling worldwide bacterial analysis. [more]
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November 23, 2016Talk by Prof. Tom Nilges (Synthesis and Characterization of Innovative Materials) on SnIP being a flexible semiconductor for electronics, solar technology and photo catalysis. [more]

November 16, 2016Talk by Prof. Andreas Bausch (Cellular Biophysics) on kinetically guided colloidal structure formation. [more]

November 9, 2016Talk by Prof. Willi Auwärter (Molecular Engineering at Functional Interfaces) on linking porphyrin molecules to graphene [more]
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November 2, 2016Talk by Dr. Eva M. Herzig (Organic Photovoltaics) on X-rays revealing details of plastic solar cell production [more]

October 26, 2016Talk by Prof. Elisa Resconi (Experimental Physics with Cosmic Particles) on a 100 years old puzzle [more]
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October 19, 2016Talk by Prof. Thomas A. Wunderlich (Geodesy) on reliable navigation underground [more]
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