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Invisible password: The information for encryption is in the molecule, for example as liquid dripped onto paper. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(18.04.2018)Organic molecules as carriers of secrets

Chemical compounds can be used as passwords for encrypted information.

(17.04.2018)Studying in Karlsruhe: Yes, it's #Humboldt

Project presentation on teaching and learning with Science Minister Bauer on 25 April 2018.

Julius Wess Prize Winner 2017: Belgian Francis Halzen researches and teaches in the USA (Photo: EL PAIS/Bernardo Pérez)
(13.04.2018)Julius Wess Prize 2017 goes to Francis Halzen

He received the award for his achievements in astroparticle physics and in the international experiment IceCube.

At an information event at KIT, parents can find out how they can support their children in choosing a course of study. (Picture: KIT/Manuel Balzer)
(16.04.2018)Parents and choice of studies

KIT's Centre for Information and Counselling provides information on topics such as the role of parents in the choice of studies.

Battery management (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(12.04.2018)Grid Store for the Energy Transition

Researchers at KIT expect a breakthrough in flow technology and present automatic battery management.

Examples of simulated tsunamis (photo: Andreas Schaefer, KIT)
(12.04.2018)Tsunamis Could Cause Beach Tourism to Lose Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Scientists develop global risk index for beach tourism loss by tsunamis.

Pierre-Auger-Observatorium (Foto: Auger Collaboration, Steven Saffi los Morados)
(12.04.2018)New Graduate School for Astroparticle Physics

„Helmholtz International Research School for Astroparticle Physics and Enabling Technologies“ to be inaugurated.

(12.04.2018)European University to be Established on Upper Rhine

Minister-President Kretschmann and French partners sign Memorandum of Understanding.

Eyetracking (photo: Laila Tkotz, KIT)
(10.04.2018)"Is he gonna be okay with my cat?"

KIT researchers are developing an auxiliary robot for home care.

(05.04.2018)Micro power supply without battery and cable

KIT Start-up otego GmbH has developed the world's first commercial printed thermoelectric generator.

(11.04.2018)Energetic Restoration of Existing Buildings

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt promotes architectural research project.

(10.04.2018)Students produce videos with ZDF

Learn from the professionals in the block seminar and put the theory taught directly into practice.

Spatenstich zum ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT (Foto: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(06.04.2018)Groundbreaking Ceremony for the ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

With a groundbreaking ceremony, ZEISS has launched the construction of a new site at the KIT.

(04.04.2018)First Prize for KIT Spinoff

Energy transition: Using carbon dioxide from ambient air and renewable electricity to produce climate-neutral kerosene.

Perovskit solar cells convert a high proportion of the incident light directly into usable electricity. (Image: Fabian Ruf/Scilight)
(04.04.2018)Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

KIT researchers gain new insights into the opto-electronic properties of perovskite solar cells.

Holger Hanselka, president of the KIT (photo: Andrea Fabry, KIT)
(04.04.2018)“The Right Course Has Been Set”

President Holger Hanselka about the energy transition and energy policy of the new grand coalition.

The spreading of manure on fields and meadows ensures high nitrate levels in groundwater. Researchers are working on filter methods for the drainage water of fields. (Photo: Wikipedia commons)
(29.03.2018)Nitrate Problem in Agriculture

Liquid manure on fields leads to high nitrate levels in the groundwater. KIT researchers have now developed a cleaning method.

In KIT's Robot Learning Lab, students and scientists can control real industrial robots via the Internet and test their programs. (Photo: KUKA)
(28.03.2018)KIT Offers Worldwide Access to Robot Laboratory

At the KUKA Udacity Robot Learning Lab, students and researchers test programs and algorithms.

Mikrolinsen und Mikrospiegel lassen sich mit 3-D-Nanodruck auf optischen Fasern und Mikrochips herstellen. (Abbildung: Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich/Florian Rupp/Paul Abaffy, KIT)
(27.03.2018)3D Nanoprinting Facilitates Communication with Light

Tiny beam-shaping elements couple optical microchips – publication in Nature Photonics.

Analyse einer zerstäubten Flüssigkeit mit VR-Brillen am virtuellen Prüfstand. (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(27.03.2018)KIT at the Hannover Messe 2018

KIT presents innovative technologies for Industry 4.0, e-mobility, and the energy transition.

Transparent IT production for digital sovereignty
(22.03.2018)Transparent IT Production for Digital Sovereignty

IT experts recommend the use of verified open source products.

Image recognition makes the path audible based on different color saturations (Photo: Harald Kucharek)
(20.03.2018)Image Recognition Shows the Way in the Form of Sound

"Camassia" smartphone app: Assistance system helps the visually impaired to perceive footpaths acoustically.

(16.03.2018)Reducing Seismicity in Geothermal Systems

Optimized positioning of geothermal wells can significantly reduce induced seismicity.

(15.03.2018)Innovative for Higher Education Didactics

New research and practical approaches to teaching and studies. The quality of teaching is a decisive basis for successful study.

Regions with highly concentrated reserves: the “lithium triangle“ in South America and, for cobalt, the Copperbelt in Central Africa. (Illustration: Nature Reviews Materials ©Macmillan Publishers Limited)
(14.03.2018)Lithium and Cobalt Might Dwindle

Growing relevance of lithium-ion batteries causes the pressure on the availability of certain resources to increase.

Probenahme im Labor ((Foto: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(13.03.2018)Medical Tests with Less Fear

With alternative test methods, researchers want to reduce the fear of diagnostic examinations.

How can good teaching succeed in the introductory phase? The meeting of the MINT-Kolleg in March 2018 deals with this question (Photo: MINT-Kolleg Baden-Württemberg)
(12.03.2018)Bridges to Studies

How does good teaching succeed in the introductory phase? Meeting of the MINT-Kolleg Baden-Württemberg on March 20 and 21, 2018..

Tests in Schiltach: a seismometer package that corresponds to the one that will be used in the Mars mission "InSight-Lander" from May 2018 (Photo: Copyright CNES).
(12.03.2018)Mars Mission: Testing Instruments in the Black Forest

Joint observatory of the KIT and the University of Stuttgart tests seismometers for NASA.

Water tank in the project area in North Vietnam (photo: IWG)
(12.03.2018)Water for Dong Van

KaWaTech Solutions: Horst Hippler, President of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), visits pilot plant in North Vietnam.

The KIT in the excellence strategy (photo: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT)
(12.03.2018)The KIT in the Excellence Strategy

With four full proposals, the KIT is in the final round of the funding line “Clusters of Excellence.”

(09.03.2018)UNICARagil: Autonomous Driving Meets E-mobility

BMBF funds cooperation project with partners from universities and industry.

(07.03.2018)European University: State Promotes Eucor

President of KIT: "Promoting Eucor is a strong signal for cooperation in Europe."

Technik unterstützt Inklusion in der Arbeitswelt (Foto: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT)
(06.03.2018)Technology Supports Inclusion in Working Life

Study on assistive technologies for people with disabilities focuses on social and political options.

Whether study or training: At Girls' Day, the KIT informs about career prospects. (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)
(05.03.2018)Girls' Day 2018: Studies and Training at KIT

Information day for girls from the fifth class upwards with about 40 workshops, guided tours, and lectures - register now!

(28.02.2018)KIT Is in the Top 100 of the World in Nine Subjects

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 – KIT Is Strong in “Natural Sciences” and “Engineering and Technology”.

(28.02.2018)Medical Technology: Printers for Molecules

The startup project is now supported by the "Helmholtz Enterprise" funding programme with 200,000 euros over a period of twelve months.

(28.02.2018)Alumnus of the KIT listed on "Forbes 30 Under 30"

Business magazine ranks Pascal Stichler among the most influential young Europeans in the category of "Finance".

Handover of the report on innovation policy to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo: Svea Pietschmann)
(28.02.2018)Report on Innovation Policy Handed over to the Federal Chancellor

"International competitors are more dynamic," states Ingrid Ott of the KIT and member of the Expert Commission.

RescueWave: Order instead of chaos in major accidents
(26.02.2018)RescueWave: Order instead of Chaos

The RescueWave electronic sensor system is designed to make rescue operations more efficient.

(22.02.2018)22nd Karlsruhe Dialogues: Smart Cities

During the three-day event, experts, city planners, and cultural professionals from many countries and cultures will join discussions.

Demonstration setup of an ultra-fast distance measurement (photo: Laila Tkotz)
(23.02.2018)Optical Distance Measurement at Record Speed

With 100 million highly precise distance measurements per second, a research team scanned a rifle bullet in flight.

Holger Hanselka, president of the KIT (photo: Laila Tkotz, KIT)
(23.02.2018)Gala Evening at the KIT

President Holger Hanselka appoints Rainer Blickle honorary senator.

(21.02.2018)Working Life of the Future

On the occasion of the science year, experts of the KIT join the society’s dialog on technological progress of our work.

hink Tank „Industrial Resource Strategies“ Inaugurated
(20.02.2018)Think Tank Inaugurated

The State of Baden-Württemberg establishes think tank "Industrial Resource Strategies“ at the KIT.

(20.02.2018)Meeting Production Challenges Together

Jürgen Fleischer, KIT, presented the requirements on an innovation-driven  economy to the Chinese Prime Minister.

KIT is helping to build the European Open Science Cloud
(19.02.2018)KIT Helps Build the European Open Science Cloud

EU funds setup of a European cloud with services for the exchange, use, and reuse of research data.

Telemedical solutions provide rescue teams with valuable time (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(15.02.2018)Sudden Cardiac Death: Advantage in the Race against Time

Emergency control centers receive  valuable medical information via remote access to smartphones - EU initiative funds consortium project led by KIT.

Conference: Innovative approaches to higher education didactics
(14.02.2018)Conference: Innovative Approaches to Higher Education Didactics

Experts from science and practice will discuss new research and practical approaches to teaching and study.


DPG Prize for Superprecise 3D Laser Printing
(14.02.2018)DPG Prize for Superprecise 3D Laser Printing

The German Physical Society grants a prize to the Institute of Nanotechnology and the Innovation Management Service Unit.

(09.02.2018)Olympics, Snow Regions and Climate Change

Climate researchers of KIT expect changes in climate zones and snow conditions in mountain regions in particular.

Nano Forest: view of the tiny wires growing on a silicon wafer (Photo: DESY, Satishkumar Kulkarni/Thomas Keller)
(08.02.2018)Scientists Observe Nanowires as They Grow

For the first time, X-ray experiments reveal exact details of self-catalyzed growth.

How mushrooms grow: a movie from inside the cell
(05.02.2018)How Mushrooms Grow: A Movie from Inside the Cell

Using high-performance light microscopy, KIT scientists were able to observe the growth of fungi in living cells. 

Power-to-Gas with high efficiency
(05.02.2018)Power-to-Gas with High Efficiency

Within the HELMETH EU project, efficiency of methane gas production from renewable electricity was increased to more than 75 percent.

(31.01.2018)Cancer Research: Quality Control in the Genome

Scientific publication shows how the interaction of “guardian” and “caretaker” protects the genetic material of the cell.

(31.01.2018)Better Weather Forecasts for Africa: Development Aid 2.0

Better weather forecasts could have a noticeable impact on development in Africa.

Researchers find out about "wrong" superfoods
(30.01.2018)Researchers Track down “Forged" Superfoods

Genetic bar code shows whether products are original.

Professor Holger Hanselka
(29.01.2018)KIT Represented in the Presidium of the AiF

The President of KIT Holger Hanselka represents the field of science in industrial joint research.

Andreas Gerdes
(29.01.2018)Maintenance and Prevention in the Construction Sector

Andreas Gerdes has developed concepts to significantly extend the lifecycles of buildings.

(24.01.2018)KIT in the Town Hall: Technologies for the Energy Turnaround

The KIT Center Energy presents new technologies for the energy of the future in public lectures on Wednesday, January 31,2018.

Komplexe Parkettmuster – erstaunliche Materialien
(23.01.2018)Complex Tessellations, Extraordinary Materials

KIT and TUM researchers show how simple organic molecules form complex materials through self-organization.

President Holger Hanselka (KIT), Professor Michael Kaschke (Zeiss), Vice President Hirth (KIT), Ulrich Simon (Zeiss) (Photo: KIT/Andreas Drollinger)
(23.01.2018)Zeiss and KIT: Collaborative Research, Teaching and Founding

KIT and ZEISS are expanding their joint research activities with a partnership, students and startups will also benefit.

Gay-Lussac-Humboldt-Preis 2017 fuer Johannes Orphal
(22.01.2018)Gay-Lussac-Humboldt-Prize 2017 for Johannes Orphal

The French Academy of Sciences honours his outstanding contributions to the remote sensing of the Earth's atmosphere.

(17.01.2018)Miniature Sensors for Industry 4.0 and IoT

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) appoints Professor Thomas Zwick as a Fellow. This is the second high-profile award within a short time.

Die Soča in Slowenien (Foto: Gabi Zachmann)
(17.01.2018)„KIT Environment Lecture“ on the Future of Rivers

The challenges for a future-oriented river policy will be presented on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 at the KIT.

Experimental setup for monitoring a computer chip with infrared cameras (Foto: CES/KIT)
(16.01.2018)An "Intelligent Fever Thermometer" for Microchips

Infrared cameras monitor thermal patterns of computer chips. Integrated heat sensors and neural networks can identify hacker attacks.

Absolventen des KIT sind bei Personalern beliebt
(12.01.2018)Graduates of KIT are Popular by Personal Recruitment

In the WirtschaftsWoche-Ranking 2018, KIT subjects occupy top positions once again / first place in informatics.

Kooperationsabkommen des KIT mit Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
(12.01.2018)Cooperation Agreement between KIT and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

The intensified cooperation is intended to introduce Austrian companies to the know-how of KIT and promote its transfer into application.

(09.01.2018)Think Tank Makes Technologies Fit for the Future

The joint think tank of state, industry and KIT develops cross-disciplinary concepts for the efficient use of raw materials.

(08.01.2018)Promotion of Science on the European Campus

With funds of the Eucor joint project, KIT can establish a new cross-border study program.