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  • FAU Physicist contributes to Google’s quantum computer1. November 2019
    Universities and major IT companies have been investigating computers that store information in quantum states rather than as binary sequences for more than two decades. A research team at Google has now successfully used a quantum computer in a computing operation that would have taken thousands of years with the...
  • Visiting Scholarship – Deadline July 15th, 201913. June 2019
    With this innovative programme, the Faculty of Sciences is offering scholarships to support outstanding young female researchers from the Faculty with research stays abroad of a maximum of 4 months. Chairs at the Faculty can host international female researchers for a limited period of research if they have received this...
  • How potatoes could become sun worshippers23. May 2019
    If there’s one thing potato plants don’t like, it’s heat. If the temperature is too high, potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers or sometimes none at all. Biochemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now discovered the reason why. If the temperature rises, a so-called small RNA blocks the...
  • Fundamental research on interfaces10. May 2019
    Prof. Dr. Jörg Libuda has been head of the new Chair of Interface Research and Catalysis at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy since February 2019. However, Libuda, who is originally from Bochum, is not new to FAU as he has been working at the University for 13 years already....
  • Zips on the nanoscale4. April 2019
    Nanostructures based on carbon are promising materials for nanoelectronics. However, to be suitable, they would often need to be formed on non-metallic surfaces, which has been a challenge – up to now. Researchers at FAU have found a method of forming nanographenes on metal oxide surfaces. Their research, conducted within...