Image: Christoph Beier

On board the research ship ‘Poseidon’

Image: Robert van Geldern

FAU-based climate researchers continue a project funded by the German Research Foundation

Spectral Fingerprint allows control of function

10 years of interdisciplinary research at the Cluster of Excellence EAM in the international context of state-of-the-art science and engineering research

Image: Dr. Michael Förster

FAU scientists aim two-coloured laser beams at tungsten tips



Gastric cancer is one of the five most fatal types of cancer. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO), about 750,000 patients die each year after developing the disease. The main cause is thought to be the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). At present, there are no...

Scientists gain an insight into the fascinating world of atoms and molecules using x-ray microscopes. Ground-breaking research by physicists at FAU, the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, and the University of Hamburg has paved the way towards new imaging techniques. The team of sci...

Serious kidney disease is a widespread problem in Sri Lanka. Researchers assume that the kidney damage is caused by toxicological factors, such as contaminated groundwater. If this water is drunk and comes into direct contact with the kidneys it can lead to significant damage to the organs. German a...

The Departments of the Faculty of Sciences welcome the new students who will begin their studies in winter semester 2017/18 at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. There are several introductory courses for the international study programmes and welcoming events that those students should attend. Fo...

The largest particle accelerator in the world – the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland – has a circumference of around 26 kilometres. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany, are attempting to go to the other extreme by building the world’s smallest ...