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Online-Survey ‘Satisfaction and prospects of success of international students and doctoral candidates at FAU’

International Students (Veer)All international students and doctoral students currently have the opportunity to participate in an online survey, which aims to analyze the situation of the approximately 3,500 foreign students and PhD students at the university. more...

  • Simulation software – made in Erlangen

    (Image: Andreas Schäfer/CERA)Nowadays, computer simulations are essential in science. Whether it is meteorology, medicine, engineering or materials science, all of these disciplines use computer models in their experiments. However, the more complex the simulations become, the more computing power is required. A standard PC is no longer enough. For a number of years, computer scientists at FAU have been working on simulation software which enables CPU-intensive model calculations to be carried out effectively and as accurately as possible. They have now released a new version of this software which will be used in the USA for a new program that predicts hurricanes. The software combines two important features: it is both fast and portable, so it can be used on any computer without needing any complex adjustments. more...

  • Regulation without UV light

    (Bild: FAU/Andriy Mokhir)The ultraviolet light spectrum is used in research for targeted regulation of biochemical processes, such as protein production or calcium release. However, the harmful effects of UV light have posed a problem for researchers, as even very small amounts of ultraviolet light can badly damage organisms or even kill them. We are all familiar with this effect from sunburn. A working group led by Prof. Dr. Andriy Mokhir from the Chair of Organic Chemistry II at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has recently succeeded in regulating biochemical processes with non-toxic light and the results of this research have now been published.* more...