Research

The Faculty of Sciences is happy to announce its first Wilhelmine-Lecture for Young Investigators. The Wilhelmine-Lecture-Series, named after one of FAU's earliest benefactors, is a new format which has been set up to provide outstanding young international investigators with the opportunity to pres...

Repairing complex electrical appliances is time consuming and rarely cost-effective. The working group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel, Professorship of Inorganic Chemistry at FAU, has now developed a smart microparticle that enables defective components in these appliances to be identified more quickl...

Physicists at FAU have for the first time been able to prove a long-predicted but as yet unconfirmed fundamental effect. In Faraday chiral anisotropy, the propagation characteristics of light waves are changed simultaneously by the natural and magnetic-field induced material properties of the medium...

The acidity of molecules can be easily determined, but until now it was not possible to measure this important property for atoms on a surface. By combining a new microscopy technique and quantum chemical calculations, this has now been achieved. The degree of acidity or alkalinity of a substance...

Chemists at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg publish a breakthrough in magnesium chemistry in the highly renowned journal Nature. Magnesium (Mg) is an earth abundant early main group metal of low electronegativity that easily loses it’s both valence electrons. In combination w...

The Open Research Challenge 2020, organised by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), invited young researchers from around the world to submit innovative and creative ideas to remove incorrect and outdated entries in the largest database used in the field of paleontology. The winn...

The kick-off meeting of the Collaborative Research Center/Transregio TRR 306 "QuCoLiMa" (Quantum Cooperativity of Light and Matter) took place digitally on Friday, March 19, 2021. TRR 306 QuCoLiMa was established beginning of this year, together with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Ligh...

An international team of researchers has now demonstrated for the first time that high-energy cosmic rays are formed in the area surrounding massive stars. Their observations provide new insights into how cosmic rays are formed and develop. The results of this research, in which an astrophysicist fr...