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(29.03.2017)FameLab: Success for KIT Earthquake Expert

Andreas Schäfer, PhD student at the Geophysical Institute of KIT, came second place.

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(28.03.2017)Holiday Internship for Pupils

Engineering internship "design and construction" for pupils during the Easter holidays.

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Wirbel unter der Borke (Abbildung: Claus Mattheck/KIT)
(28.03.2017)Vortexes as Wheels of Nature

KIT biomechanics expert Claus Mattheck transfers universal forms of trees to technical components.

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Bikescanner (Foto: KIT/Markus Breig)
(28.03.2017)Top Performance Thanks to Optimal Settings

200 years after the invention of the bicycle, KIT’s Bikescanner can adjust a racing bike exactly to the cyclist.

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(28.03.2017)Big Data Approach to Predict Protein Structure

Using a big data approach, researchers of KIT have developed a method to predict protein structures.

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(27.03.2017)Enhanced Safety and Productivity at Shipyards

SchiV 3.0 project: KIT and partners develop indoor location system for dynamic surroundings.

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Karlsruhe Science Film Award 2017 (Grafik: ZAK)
(24.03.2017)Karlsruhe Science Film Award 2017

Until May 15, filmmakers and scientists can submit competition entries for the "KIT Science Film Award."

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(23.03.2017)Girls' Day 2017 at KIT

On April 27, KIT will present studies, vocational training, and work at various workshops.

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(23.03.2017)Eucor Summer School 2017

"Economy – Science – Society: How do we shape our future?" - Application until April 30.

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(23.03.2017)Bioinformatics: Parasites Stabilize Ecosystem

Bioinformaticians of KIT take part in the discovery and exploration of new species in tropical rainforests.

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KIT.audio, Folge 4: Nationalismus in Europa – neue Gefahr oder altes Gepäck? (Grafik: Ken Pekarsky, KIT)
(23.03.2017)Nationalism in Europe – New Danger or Old Burden?

The current issue of the KIT.audio podcast covers the resurgence of nationalism.

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Vorsicht, kein Trinkwasser. Lediglich 0,3 Prozent des Wassers auf der Erdoberfläche eignet sich als Trinkwasser (Foto: KIT)
(21.03.2017)Energy from Toilet Wastewater

Experts of the “Water-Energy Group” of KIT study possibilities to improve the handling of wastewater.

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Weltweiter Marsch für die Wissenschaft am 22. April (Grafik / Logo: Science March Germany)
(20.03.2017)Worldwide March for Science

Professor Holger Hanselka, President of KIT, is one of the supporters of the "March for Science" on April 22.

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Fünf Jahre KIT-Stiftung (Grafik: IRM, KIT)
(17.03.2017)KIT Foundation: Lecture on Heritages

Lecture on the topic of inheritance, will, and provision for old age on March 30.

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Ineffiziente Getreideernte (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(16.03.2017)A Fifth of the World’s Food Is Wasted

International study on the global food system: Overeating and “throwaway mentality” reduce global food security and damage the environment.

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Seismograph SEIS am BFO (Foto: Björn Oldsen)
(16.03.2017)On The Way to Mars: Instrument Test in The Black Forest

Collective observatory BFO of KIT and the university of Stuttgart tests seismometer for NASA Mars mission.

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(16.03.2017)Models for Customized Energy Systems

KIT coordinates “energy systems integration“ project under the “key future research topics“ program of the Helmholtz Association.

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Damit Autos zukünftig alleine durch Karlsruhe fahren können, müssen bei Testfahrten erst die Streckendaten erhoben werden (Foto: FZI).
(15.03.2017)CeBIT: Autonomous Driving and Other Glimpses into the Future

At the joint CeBIT stand of KIT and FZI Research Center for Information Technology, visitors are invited to experience fascinating research.

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(14.03.2017)KA-RaceIng In the Race With Autonomous Car

For the Formula Student Driverless KA-RaceIng constructs an electric racing car that is able to run the course autonomously.

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(14.03.2017)The Wild Jungle – Not That Wild?

Data of KIT confirms that indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest domesticated tree species even before America’s discovery.

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(14.03.2017)Application for the "Deutschlandstipendium"

From April 1 to 27, students can apply for a "Deutschlandstipendium."

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(13.03.2017)Which University Suits Me?

The information event for students at March 15 at the DHBW Karlsruhe helps with choosing the right university.

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(10.03.2017)Ten Years School Laboratory for Mathematics at KIT

The laboratory's goal is to familiarize children and youths with math in fun and games.

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(Foto: Martin Lober, KIT)
(09.03.2017)KIT in the World’s Top 100 in Nine Subjects

KIT is in the top 100 of the "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017" in nine subjects.

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Haupt-Spektrometer des Experiments KATRIN (Bild: KIT)
(09.03.2017)Network for Neutrino Research and Sensors

The international network Neutrino mass develops more precise detectors for particle physics experiments like KATRIN.

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(09.03.2017)Reliable Molecular Toggle Switch developed

Scientists at KIT develop an electromechanic toggle switch measuring only one nanometer.

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(09.03.2017)Information Event "Parents and Choice of Study Courses"

Information event on March 24 for partens who want to support their children in choosing study courses.

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(07.03.2017)International Students are highly satisfied

Therefore KIT has been awarded with the „International Student Satisfaction Award“ 2016.

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Kinder in Bewegung (Foto: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
(07.03.2017)Congress: "Wie bringen wir Kinder in Schwung?"

Long-term study of KIT sports scientists on physical fitness of children and adolescents.

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Professor Thomas Hirth und Dr. Sybill Storz KIT (Foto: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG)
(07.03.2017)KIT Foundation Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Vice President Hirth awarded founding donor Dr. Sybill Storz with the KIT Medal for Merit.

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Zehn Jahre ERC (Grafik: ERC)
(06.03.2017)Ten Years ERC: European Top Level Research at KIT

Ten years European Research Council (ERC): KIT scientists present outstanding research projects in a ceremony at KIT.

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(03.03.2017)Resource Protection: Foam Structures for Lightweight Construction

KIT develops innovative materials for lightweight construction in a cooperation project.

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(03.03.2017)From Knowledge Management to Web Science

The 33. AIK-Symposium at March 24 discusses methods for gaining knowledge and value out of large data quantities.

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Mit ihrer Bonuskarte sammeln Konsumenten beim Bezahlen Punkte. (Bild: KIT)
(01.03.2017)Privacy: Secrecy Obligation for the Digital Piggy Bank

KIT develops a digital bonus and payment system to better protect customer data.

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(24.02.2017)Smart Data: SDIL of KIT Is in the TOP5 in Europe

The Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL) is one of five European research platforms receiving the title “BDVA i-Space”.

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(24.02.2017)Julius Wess Award 2016 Goes to Robert Klanner

Experimental physicist Robert Klanner is granted award for his contribution to the development of silicon trackers.

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(24.02.2017)KIT’s Support of Startups Is Exemplary

KIT ranks 2nd in the 2016 Gründungsradar ranking of startup support services by the Stifterverband for Promoting Science and Education.

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KIT.audio (Bild: KIT)
(22.02.2017)KIT.audio: Industry 4.0 in 9.0 Chapters

The 3rd episode of the science podcast addresses hopes and concerns relating to the Industry 4.0 vision.

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21. Karlsruhe Dialogues (Picture: ZAK).
(22.02.2017)Karlsruhe Dialogues about Diversity, Democracy and Populism

From March 3 to 5, the 21st Karlsruhe Dialogues invite to public discussions.

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Autobahnen und andere Transportwege werden mit dem Modell HIGH-TOOL abgebildet (Bild: KIT).
(22.02.2017)HIGH-TOOL Supports Transport Planning in Europe

KIT coordinates successful EU project that helps to evaluate the impact of transport policy measures.

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(22.02.2017)KIT Spring Days of Sustainability

Project days from March 8 until March 10 offer workshops about sustainability for Bachelor students.

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(21.02.2017)Organometallic Scaffolds Function as Looms

Researchers at KIT create two-dimensional textiles from monomolecular polymeric threads.

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3. Doktorandentage des KIT vom 14. bis 17. März 2017 (Foto: KHYS)
(17.02.2017)Information – Orientation – Networking

From March 14 to 17, KIT invites doctoral researchers and students at KIT to attend the 3rd KIT PhD Days.

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(17.02.2017)Three Stars for Vegan Food from PETA Germany

„Vegan-friendly canteen“: Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe receives highest award from PETA Germany.

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(17.02.2017)Measuring the Real Size of Gods and Giants

Project HEiKA MUSIEKE creates 3D-computer models of cultural objects by using standard digital camera technology.

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(17.02.2017)An Eye on Future Energy Systems

Exchange and cooperation possibilities were main topics at a visit of a delegation of University of Alberta at KIT.

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(16.02.2017)NAE Elected Horst Hahn as New Foreign Member

The United States National Academy of Engineering elected Professor Horst Hahn as one of its foreign members.

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Übergabe des EFI-Gutachtens an Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (Foto: Svea Pietschmann / EFI)
(15.02.2017)Germany Does not Exploit Its Full Potential for Establishing Business

The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation presented their annual report on research, innovation, and technological performance.

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Pflanzaktion am Campus Süd des KIT (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(14.02.2017)KIT Setting an Example for Sustainability

Symbolic tree and flower planting - KIT Masterplan 2030 on sustainable campus development.

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Datensicherheit (Foto: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe)
(14.02.2017)Cybersecurity in Germany

KASTEL and other competence centers for IT security research submitted position paper on the current status of cybersecurity.

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AERO-TRAM (Foto: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(14.02.2017)Back in the Depot: AERO-TRAM Measurements Completed

The AERO-TRAM cooperation project for measuring air quality in the conurbation of Karlsruhe has ended.

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(13.02.2017)"Biotechnology in a Bioeconomy" Workshop

Report: "3rd German-Chinese Workshop on Biotechnology in a Bioeconomy" in cooperation with Universität Hohenheim.

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(09.02.2017)"Pelican" Helps Learn German

“Pelican” helps find a tandem partner for cultural integration of refugees.

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(09.02.2017)On Refugee's Lives, or a Note on Human Condition

Closing event of the World Science Café on February 15. Presentation in English.

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IMK-IFU am Fuß der Zugspitze (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT).
(07.02.2017)Campus Alpine of KIT Joins Bavarian Climate Alliance

KIT's Campus Alpine strengthens the "Bavarian Climate Alliance" for climate protection.

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Allen Ali Mohammadi (Bild: KIT/Victor Ackerheim).
(07.02.2017)Student of KIT on Forbes List "30 Under 30"

US business magazine ranks Allen Ali Mohammadi among the most influential young Europeans.

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(06.02.2017)KIT Among the World's Most International Universities

According to a THE ranking, KIT is among the 100 institutions with the strongest global connections.

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(02.02.2017)Make Innovation from Research

The ERC funds commercialization of basic research at KIT.

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(02.02.2017)Long Night of the Final Thesis

At March 5 the HoC offers an entire evening of mentoring and workshops around academic work.

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(02.02.2017)Porous Materials for Chemical Processes

With her PhD thesis, chemist Alexandra Schade reaches 3rd place in the Gips-Schüle Young Scientist competition.

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(02.02.2017)Higher CO2-Emissions than expected

Climate research shows so far underestimated impact of land-use change on carbon dioxide household.

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(02.02.2017)Climate Forecasting for the Near Futur

MiKlip research project develops climate forecasts for the next one to ten years.

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Vertreter von Caterpillar und KIT bei der Eröffnung des gemeinsamen gemeinsames Gasmotoren-Erprobungslabors (Foto: Sandra Göttisheim , KIT)
(01.02.2017)Energiewende: Cogeneration Plant for Research

At their joint gas engine test laboratory, Caterpillar and KIT want to enhance the advantages of gas-fired power plants.

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(31.01.2017)Universities Call Upon the US to Lift Entry Ban

KIT supports several science organizations’ calls to repeal or clarify President Trump’s executive order.

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(31.01.2017)Survey on Organisation of Study and Exams

With their voluntary participation in this survey, students help to form KIT.

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Eine Krebszelle unter dem Mikroskop: STED-Bild (links) und STEDD-Bild (rechts) (Abbildung: APH/KIT)
(31.01.2017)Background Suppression for Super-resolution Light Microscopy

KIT-developed STEDD nanoscopy yields enhanced image quality for analyzing three-dimensional molecules and cell structures.

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KIT tritt ForschungsVerbund Erneuerbare Energien (FVEE) bei. (Bild: KIT)
(31.01.2017)KIT Joins the German Renewable Energy Research Association

KIT will contribute its competences regarding the storage and efficiency of energy in the German Renewable Energy Research Association.

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(31.01.2017)Encourage Enthusiasm – Promote Talent

Booster club "Chemie-Olympiade e. V." celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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(27.01.2017)Graduates Are Well Prepared for Working Life

Baden-Württemberg universities surveyed how graduates started into their professional life.

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KIT.audio | Der Forschungspodcast des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (Grafik: Ken Pekarsky, KIT)
(26.01.2017)KIT.audio: Batteries for the Future

The 2nd episode of the KIT.audio science podcast addresses different aspects of energy storage research.

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(26.01.2017)Lightweight Construction of Electric Motors

KIT's new PTLEA laboratory at KIT focuses on weight-optimized electric motors.

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(26.01.2017)Poster Exhibition about Female Physicists

Exhibition "Lise Meitner and her daughters" at KIT portrays women in science until March 5.

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Sicht aus einem autonomen Fahrzeug (Bild: PAKoS)
(26.01.2017)Optimal Interaction between Man and Car

BMBF research association "PAKoS" develops assistance system for smooth interaction of driver and autonomous vehicle.

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(26.01.2017)German Council of Science and Humanities

Professor Peter Gumbsch, KIT material scientist, is new chairman of the scientific commission of the "Wissenschaftsrat".

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Rekonstruktion des Heidelberger Schlosses um 1683 (Bild: KIT)
(25.01.2017)Heidelberg Castle Reconstructed by a Computer Simulation

KIT scientist reconstructed Heidelberg Castle as it looked before its destruction – as a three-dimensional virtual model.

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(24.01.2017)Materials Research: New Emmy Noether Junior Research Group

Junior research group to develop nanostructured thin films is funded by DFG with EUR 1.4 million.

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KIT Big Band (Foto: KIT)
(24.01.2017)Music at KIT: Concerts during this Semester

Collegium Musicum, Young Talents, Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir will give concerts in February.

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(23.01.2017)Balu und Du: Volunteering plus Course Credits

Informational event about the mentoring program "Balu und Du" on February 1.

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(20.01.2017)Ministry of Science Funds Digital Teaching at KIT

With the aid of the funding, the online course "information literacy" will be expanded.

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(20.01.2017)Carbon Uptake by Terrestrial Ecosystems

Climate research: Temperature and water influence the fluctuation of carbon dioxide concentration.

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(19.01.2017)Helmholtz International Fellow Award

Two of the five awarded international top scientists were nominated by KIT.

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Die Stadt Bad Waldsee nutzt bereits Thermalwasser etwa zum Beheizen des Schwimmbads. (Foto: Waldsee-Therme)
(19.01.2017)Harvesting Summer in Winter

Geothermal energy: GeoSpeicher.bw project is aimed at efficiently using excessive heat over the year.

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Hochleistungsrechner (Bild: KIT)
(17.01.2017)KIT in Town Hall: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

The KIT Information Systems Technologies Center introduces itself at the Karlsruhe town hall at 25. January 2017.

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(12.01.2017)Graduation - and then What?

The zib offers courses for prospective students on how to decide on a degree program.

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(12.01.2017)Economical LED Street Lighting

Scientists develop a special array of light spots to create an even more economic LED street light.

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(12.01.2017)New Zealand: Ground Conditions and Vegetation

Sebastian Schmidtlein researches how the development of grounds influences vegetation.

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(10.01.2017)Neurons Modulate Growth of Blood Vessels

Researchers are shaking a dogma of cell biology in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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(10.01.2017)Magnetic Carbon with Minute Patterns

For the first time, a research team produced pyrolytic magnetic carbon by lithography.

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(10.01.2017)Luminous Quantum Dots Track Cancer Cells

Scientists are researching the early diagnosis of cancer cells.

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Sturmschäden im Schwarzwald bei Baiersbronn (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(09.01.2017)Risks of Extreme Weather Events

New endowed professorship: Joaquim Pinto’s research focuses on regional climate and weather hazards.

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V.l.n.r.: Vizepräsident und Präsident des KIT, Thomas Hirth und Holger Hanselka, Mitglied des Vorstands der SAP, Gerhard Oswald, und Bernd Welz, Chief Knowledge Officer, SAP (Foto: SAP)
(09.01.2017)KIT and SAP® - Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Digital Solutions

Partnership in research, academic education, and innovation aims to develop digital solutions for industry, science, and society.

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