Research at the Faculty of Sciences

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  • Tracking glacial velocity online4. August 2021
    Ice masses are in decline across the globe. The speed at which ice is transported into the valley is an indicator for the state of the glacier. Brief periods of acceleration known as surges can also be significant, however, for example if glacial streams become dammed and run the risk...
  • Teardrop star en route to becoming a supernova20. July 2021
    Two stars orbiting around each other with increasing speed and ultimately shining as brightly as our entire galaxy: Supernovae are, in fact, nothing special, even if they can only be observed in the Milky Way every 400 years or so. Night by night, special telescopes make one or two such...
  • Jets remain a mystery20. July 2021
    A new DFG research group led by Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) is investigating ultra-high energy jets. Two astrophysicists from FAU are also involved. The research group will be funded with a total of 3.6 million euros over the next four years. Black holes can be found in the centre of nearly...
  • Wilhelmine-Lecture-Series kick-off event on July 14, 20219. July 2021
    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 present their research to FAU’s scientists, students and...
  • Repairs using light signals1. July 2021
    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 quickly and easily by using light signals. In...