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  • 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...
  • The Faculty of Sciences’ Women’s Prize14. March 2019
    The Faculty of Sciences awards a prize to an outstanding young female researcher every year by funding a position for a postdoctoral project or equivalent research project that is particularly worthy of funding. The recipient is awarded staff funding for a position (50% TVL E13) for setting up or expanding...
  • Recalculating glacier ice volumes13. February 2019
    An international team of glaciologists headed by ETH Zürich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) and including scientists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have provided a new estimate for the volume of ice in glaciers throughout the world, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets....
  • SAOT International Conference on Advanced Optical Technologies – Registration open until February 22nd, 201911. February 2019
    The Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), which also includes the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics and the Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics of the Department of Physics, cordially invites all interested scientists to the SAOT International Conference on Advanced Optical Technologies. The conference will take place...
  • Tracking down a feat of nature8. February 2019
    Approximately 500 million years ago, the evolution of a mineralised vertebrate skeleton had a knock-on effect, causing many new species to emerge, which in turn conquered new habitats. But how exactly did the skeleton develop? A palaeontologist at FAU is now researching this question in a project funded by the...