News 2019
The fluorescence detector building Los Morados (Photo: Steven Saffi / Pierre Auger Collaboration)
(20.12.2019)20 Years Pierre Auger Observatory

Argentinean Senate acknowledges the search for ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

Frank Scholze (Photo: Sandra Goettisheim, KIT)
(16.12.2019)Scholze Succeeds Niggemann

The Director of the KIT Library will become new Director General of the German National Library.

(12.12.2019)acatech Welcomes New Members from KIT

Among the newly elected members are Professors Thomas Zwick, Peter Gumbsch, and Frank Gauterin.

Bacterial cells (red) on a programmable composite material consisting of silica nanoparticles (yellow) and carbon nanotubes (blue) (Figure: KIT)
(09.12.2019)Programmable Nests for Cells

KIT research team develops novel composite materials from DNA, silica particles, and carbon nanotubes.

(09.12.2019)Horst Hahn Elected NAI Fellow

Director of the Institute of Nanotechnology receives award from the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Thomas Neumann, responsible at KIT for the topic of start-ups and holdings, received the certificate for KIT; left in picture: Dr. Sabine Hepperle from BMWi. (Photo: Bildkraftwerk)
(05.12.2019)KIT and Partners Launch Global Horizon Program

Together with regional partners, KIT establishes network for the internationalization of startup support.

The KIT research team (from left.): Michael Knapp, Sylvio Indris, Weibo Hua, Björn Schwarz (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(05.12.2019)Up to 30 Percent more Capacity of Lithium-ion Batteries

Success of materials research at KIT – major finding on the way towards the high-energy battery.

The KIT start-up auvisus develops an automatic cash register system for canteens. (Photo: Dominic Hohlbaum, KIT)
(04.12.2019)"Things to Do with AI"

New interactive video series presents KIT startups using artificial intelligence as a tool.

(03.12.2019)CHE Master Ranking

Top ratings of the KIT master's programs Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering.

Visualization of the planned building InformatiKOM 1 (Copyright: Bernhardt + Partner Architekten PartG mbB, Darmstadt)
(02.12.2019)Computer Science and Communication under One Roof

Groundbreaking ceremony in spring 2020 – Klaus Tschira Foundation funds two new buildings for the KIT.

Dr. Kathrin Valerius is an astroparticle physicist and heads a junior research group at KIT's Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment "KATRIN". (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(28.11.2019)KIT Physicist Ranked in the "Top 40 under 40"

Capital business magazine ranks Kathrin Valerius among the “Young Elite 2019” in the category of “Science and Society.”

(27.11.2019)University Funding: Criticism of Negotiations

Baden-Württemberg State Representation of Students: “Corrections of university funding made so far are completely inadequate.”

Particularly safe and efficient: The new lithium-ion battery storage system in the Energy Lab 2.0 is suitable as a quarter storage system for local grid stabilization (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(27.11.2019)Optimized Energy Storage

KIT develops low-cost energy storage systems suited for series production and use in a flexible power grid.

Visiting KIT at the Intelligent Robot ARMAR-6 (from left to right): Tamim Asfour, KIT, Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann, Federal Chairman of the Green Party Robert Habeck, Vice President of KIT Thomas Hirth (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT )
(22.11.2019)Kretschmann and Habeck at KIT

Robotics and artificial intelligence: Scientists presented their current research.

The SmartFamily app also asks for general well-being - and offers information about exercise and nutrition. (Illustration: SmartAct)
(21.11.2019)Health App to Coach Families in Terms of Fitness

Interactive software offers tips and motivation via smartphone.

(20.11.2019)"Highly Cited Researchers" at the KIT

This year, four KIT scientists are among the most cited researchers.

The EU project KTUR aims to strengthen cooperation between innovation players in Germany, France and Switzerland (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(20.11.2019)EU Project Strengthens Cooperation in the Upper Rhine Region

The aim of the project is the cross-border transfer of knowledge and technology.

In the "KeraSolar" project of the KIT Material Research Center for Energy Systems (MZE), new material concepts for solar cells are to be explored. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(18.11.2019)New Material Concept for Solar Cells

Carl Zeiss Foundation funds new KIT research project with 4.5 million euros.

ARMAR-6 in action (Photo: Henning Strauch, KIT)
(15.11.2019)Experiencing Humanoid Robots in Action

Open Day at the Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics at KIT.

(14.11.2019)Michael Kaschke is the New Chairman of the Supervisory Board

The Chairman of the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group presides over the committee for four years.

Information on studying at KIT is available to students in the foyer of the Audimax, among other places. (Photo: Eva Pailer, KIT)
(14.11.2019)Study Information Day at KIT

At the taster day, KIT will inform about courses of study and training opportunities.

(11.11.2019)New Research Training Group at KIT

DFG funds research training group on high-temperature materials for four and a half years.

(11.11.2019)Federal President Steinmeier Meets KIT Alumni in Boston

German-American cooperation in the focus of several events.

Karst areas often suffer from water shortages: water is only available at great depths and is susceptible to pollution. (Photo: Peter Oberle, KIT)
(11.11.2019)Pilot Plant in Vietnam

KIT develops sustainable technologies for water supply in emerging and developing countries.

Scholarship holders at the celebration in the Audimax (Photo: Andreas Drollinger, KIT)
(11.11.2019)Record Results for Germany Scholarships

KIT was able to award 259 Germany scholarships this year.

(08.11.2019)Strengthening the Teacher Training in Computer Science

Carl Zeiss Foundation funds endowed professorship "Computer Science and its Didactics" at KIT.

(08.11.2019)Startup Monitor: KIT in Number Two Position

In the year 2018, 18 new companies emerged from the KIT.

In the ClimXtreme project, researchers investigate the possible causes of heat waves (Photo: Gabi Zachmann, KIT)
(08.11.2019)Cause of Heat Waves

KIT climate researchers see the drop in air masses from great heights as the cause of extreme heat waves.

Mobile sensors measure the movement of the knee joint. The measured values are the training data for machine learning algorithms in order to estimate the load on the knee joint. (Photo: KIT)
(07.11.2019)Intelligent Knee Brace for Arthrosis Patients

A prototype equipped with sensors is to use self-learning algorithms to estimate loads.

Is the driver ready to take the wheel? Autonomous systems use cameras and sensors to respond to the situation in the interior. (Photo: KIT)
(06.11.2019)Autonomous Driving: Interaction Driver and Autopilot

PAKoS Project demonstrates how human drivers and digital pilots might work together in future.

no science no future (graphic: LRK)
(30.10.2019)Universities and Students Demand Solid Financing

KIT supports the demands of universities and students' union executive committees of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Methane pyrolysis by means of a bubble column reactor enables the climate-friendly use of fossil natural gas. (Infographics: Leon Kühner, KIT)
(29.10.2019)Hydrogen from Natural Gas without CO2 Emissions

KIT and Wintershall Dea work together on climate-friendly methane pyrolysis on an industrial scale.

Artifcial Intelligence (©Eisenhans -
(28.10.2019)Digital Summit 2019

Focus on digital platforms - KIT researchers work on AI-based platforms and IT security issues.

Dr. Michal Hlavac from the Neurosurgical Hospital Ulm and Christian Kunz from the KIT team "Heatlh Robotics and Automation" at the first Phantom OP to evaluate the HoloMed system. (Photo: KIT)
(24.10.2019)Augmented Reality in the Operating Room

NEO 2019 for HoloMed: KIT project receives the innovation award of the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe.

(24.10.2019)Outlook on Tomorrow's Mobility

Carl Benz memorial lecture shows how mobility systems have been developped in the 21st century.

(23.10.2019)Martin Brudermüller Receives Heinrich Hertz Guest Professorship

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE gives public lecture and seminar at KIT on October 31.

Portable, secure and upgradeable translation system: the translated text can then be projected directly onto glasses (see right in the picture; Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(23.10.2019)Translation System for Humanitarian Use

New system improves dialogue between patients and therapists in psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Vertreterinnen und Vertreter der Kommunen und Universitäten im Eucor-Verbund
(17.10.2019)Intensifying Cooperation

Representatives of the universities and local authorities in the Eucor network for more intensive cooperation.

(15.10.2019)Study on Climate Protection: More Forest - Less Meat

Land-based measures in Europe require a change in the food system.

(14.10.2019)Disadvantaged by the Algorithm

KIT study shows manifold possibilities of unequal treatment - and recommends preventive measures.

Research on suitable battery materials is essential for the development of sustainable energy storage systems. (Photo: Laila Tkotz, KIT)
(10.10.2019)Presentation Series on Batteries of the Future

Colloquium Fundamentale focuses on the challenges of energy storage and battery research.

Zhirong Zhao-Karger (links) und Zhenyou Li (rechts) aus dem Exzellenzcluster POLiS (Post Lithium Storage Cluster of Excellence) gelang es, vielversprechende Elektrolyte für Calciumbatterien herzustellen. (Foto: Markus Breig/KIT)
(10.10.2019)Calcium Batteries: Improved Properties

New electrolytes developed for calcium batteries with useful properties at room temperature.

(10.10.2019)Ten Years KIT Business Club

Since KIT was founded, the KIT Business Club has brought science and business together.

KIT welcomes its new students with a celebration at the Karlsruhe Congress Center. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(09.10.2019)KIT Welcomes 5,000 First-year Students

A total of almost 23,000 students are enrolled in the 2019/2020 winter semester.

The award winners Dr. Anja Exler (links) und Marie Weiel-Potyagaylo. (Photos: Andrea Fabry; Anastasiya Sultanova, KIT)
(09.10.2019)Erna Scheffler Sponsorship Award for KIT Researchers

Soroptimist Club Karlsruhe honors Dr. Anja Exler and Marie Weiel-Potyagaylo.

Technische und rechtliche Herausforderungen betrachtet das Projekt AStriD bei der Automatisierung von Straßenbahndepots. (Foto: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT)
(08.10.2019)Autonomous Tram in Depot

Federal ministry funds research on fully automated tram depot with autonomous running tram.

(07.10.2019)Men Are Harder Competitors

Laboratory experiment in economics on gender difference in sabotage.

Karlsruhe is a leading digitization location. (Photo: Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe)
(02.10.2019)KIT Opens Its Doors for the Night of Digitalization

KIT participates in the city festival with a diverse program at several locations.

Britta Nestler and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Photo: Federal Government / Gero Breloer)
(02.10.2019)Medal of the Order of Merit for Britta Nestler

At a ceremony, the Medal of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany was presented to the KIT scientist.

(02.10.2019)Strengthening European Cooperation Projects

Helmholtz Association funds research project of KIT and Aristotle University Thessaloniki.

The research project SDaC around coordinator Shervin Haghsheno from KIT (3rd from left) won the innovation competition for the application of artificial intelligence (Photo: BMWi/Bildkraftwerk Kurc)
(26.09.2019)Data Management in the Building Sector

KIT and partners win innovation competition with an AI platform for the building sector.

The President of the Gesellschaft für Informatik Hannes Federrath presents Dorothea Wagner with the Konrad Zuse Medal of the Gesellschaft für Informatik. (Photo: Wefers, University of Kassel)
(26.09.2019)Konrad Zuse Medal for Computer Scientist of the KIT

Dorothea Wagner is the first woman to receive the highest computer science award in Germany.

The new system can make regional climate forecasts for Europe and, for example, display the development of soil warming for up to ten years (Photo: Hendrik Feldmann, KIT)
(24.09.2019)Steep Heating Curve for Europe

A new system allows more precise conclusions to be drawn about the development of the climate over the next ten years.

Anatomical model of the left atrium of a 70-year-old female patient. (Illustration: Axel Loewe, KIT)
(24.09.2019)Heart from the Computer Supports Physicians

Personalized computer models of the heart pave the way for tailor-made therapies.

Award of the Erwin Schrödinger Prize to the multidisciplinary KIT team at the annual conference of the Helmholtz Association (Photo: Marco Urban)
(20.09.2019)Ferroelectricity Improves Perovskite Solar Cells

Helmholtz Association awards Erwin Schrödinger Research Prize for work on the "perfect" solar cell.

(19.09.2019)Very Good Career Opportunities Thanks to KIT

QS Graduate Employability Ranking: KIT is by far the best university in Germany.

Titus Dittmann (Photo: Rieke Penninger)
(18.09.2019)Courage Is to Do It All the Same

Founders Forge brings entrepreneur and out-of-the-box thinker Titus Dittmann to KIT – live event on October 2 at the Audimax.

Overview of the KATRIN setup (Fig.: Steffen Lichter, KIT)
(16.09.2019)New Limit of the Neutrino Mass

The KATRIN Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment limits the mass of neutrinos to less than 1 eV.

(13.09.2019)Sustainable Construction: “Determined Action”

Researchers adopt Graz Declaration on Climate Protection in the Building Sector.

Climate research (Photo: Matthias Mauder, KIT)
(13.09.2019)National Infrastructure for Climate Research

Federal ministry publishes priority list of research infrastructures - KIT involved in ACTRIS-D million euro project.

The tenure-track professorship makes the way to a professorship much more transparent and predictable for young scientists (Photo: Andrea Fabry, KIT)
(12.09.2019)Plannable Future for Young Scientists at KIT

Additional tenure-track professorships from the federal-states program promoting young scientists.

Karlsruhe climate researchers investigate the chemical processes in the atmosphere above Antarctica with the HALO research aircraft (Photo: Wieser/KIT)
(11.09.2019)Climate Change in the Southern Hemisphere

Measuring campaign investigates southern atmosphere and its impact on climate change.

Katharina E. Schratz acquired a ERC Starting Grant and develops methods around non-linear partial differential equations. (Photo: Magali Hauser, KIT)
(11.09.2019)Innovative Methods for Non-smooth Problems

Mathematician Katharina E. Schratz acquires ERC Starting Grant of EUR 1.5 Million.

(03.09.2019)KIT Remains Best German University in Natural and Engineering Sciences

International ranking of the National Taiwan University (NTU) is based on publication data.

Die Forscherinnen und Forscher im Projekt „Capitano“ entwickeln neue Materialien und Prozesse sowie Prototypen für Perowskit-Solarzellen und -module mit hohem Wirkungsgrad. (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(02.09.2019)Tandem Solar Modules: More Power from Two Layers

Combined perovskite and CIGS semiconductors promise to increase efficiency in photovoltaics.

The AI is intended to be able to derive detailed information about soil conditions, such as vegetation, in water deficiency regions from simple aerial and satellite photographs (Photo: KIT)
(29.08.2019)From Satellite Image to Drinking Water Concept

AI-based method is to provide reliable information about ground properties.

(27.08.2019)Universities Are Concerned about Their Viability

Insufficient funding may lead to a major reduction of study places.

In the practical phase of the Laboratory for Applied Machine Learning Algorithms, students have time to implement what they have learned in their own projects. If necessary, supervisors provide support. (Photo: J. Ballach/ C. Wetzel, KIT).
(27.08.2019)AI Training to Be Fit for the Job

Students train AI methods at the laboratory for later professional practice.

Electro-optical crystal for the acquisition of extremely short electron pulses in modern particle accelerators. (Photo: Nicole Hiller, KIT)
(21.08.2019)Accelerator Technology of Tomorrow

Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds KIT accelerator research with around three million euros.

(20.08.2019)Decentralized "Cash Books"

Research group at KIT develops tools for the use of "Distributed Ledger Technology".

(19.08.2019)Three Alumni among the Best "Innovators under 35".

Tim Böltken, Andreas Bihlmaier, and Sebastian Zanker honored for outstanding projects.

The worldwide first integrated power-to-liquid pilot plant for the synthesis of fuels from carbon dioxide in the air. (Photo: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(19.08.2019)Fuels from Air and Electricity

Integrated test facility on container scale produces fuels from carbon dioxide in the air and green electricity.

CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti und KIT President Holger Hanselka sign a letter of intent at CERN. (Photo: Maximilien Brice)
(16.08.2019)KIT and CERN Expand Collaboration

Closer cooperation in the field of advanced accelerator technologies - "Declaration of Intent" signed.

Fibronectin plays an important role in wound healing. The graph shows an important part of the protein with contact pairs (balls of the same colour). (Figure: Ines Reinartz, KIT)
(14.08.2019)AI to Predict the Protein Structure

KIT researchers have developed an efficient method for determining the structure of proteins.

Dorothea Wagner (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)
(13.08.2019)Konrad Zuse Medal Goes to KIT Researcher

Dorothea Wagner receives highest award of the Gesellschaft für Informatik.

(08.08.2019)IPCC Special Report Published

Co-author Almut Arneth on the outcome of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on "Climate Change and Land."

Schlosslichtspiele Karlsruhe (Photo: Fränkle/Stadt Karlsruhe)
(05.08.2019)KIT to Join Schlosslichtspiele Karlsruhe

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the KIT Climate and Environment Center supports a film contribution.

Karlsruhe’s palace gardens (Pjoto: Gabi Zachmann, KIT)
(30.07.2019)How Green Spaces in Cities Improve Well-being

Interdisciplinary study identifies neural correlates – potential for the prevention of mental illness.

Precise edges at new record speed: New process significantly increases production capacity of battery electrodes. (Photo: Ralf Diehm, KIT)
(30.07.2019)Battery Production at Record Speed

Innovative processes make KIT the technology leader in the manufacturing of battery electrodes.

Laying of the foundation stone for the Karlsruhe Research Factory on the KIT Campus East (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(25.07.2019)Test Zone for Agile Manufacturing

Cornerstone ceremony for the “Karlsruhe Research Factory” boosts vision of self-learning manufacture.

Pupils between the ages of seven and 14 can experience science and research at the KIT Children's University. (Photo: Anastasiya Sultanova, KIT)
(24.07.2019)KIT Children's University 2019

From July 30 – eleven presentations and Children’s University Campus with interactive stands for different scientific topics.

Apps are already used today to help travellers plan their public transport routes. (Photo: Robert Fuge, KIT)
(24.07.2019)Traveling Faster with Public Transport - Thanks to Algorithms

KIT researchers accelerate the calculation of the best transport connections.

Meteorological measuring station on the Zugspitze (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(23.07.2019)Two Good Rankings of KIT’s Atmospheric Research

KIT is very good in the “Shanghai” ranking and second together with the Helmholtz Association in the Nature Index.

(22.07.2019)Julius Wess Prize Goes to Sally Dawson

Scientist receives award for theoretical descriptions of processes in particle accelerators.

Excellent: With its concept, KIT has asserted itself in the "Excellence Universities" funding line. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(19.07.2019)KIT Is University of Excellence

With its application, KIT succeeds in the second funding line of the Excellence Strategy competition.

Transparent, electrically conductive and selective towards a type of charge carrier: these are the properties of hole conductor layers for perovskite solar cells. (Photo: Tobias Abzieher, KIT)
(17.07.2019)High-efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

KIT Team has developed an innovative hole conductor layer that can be deposited over a large area and leads to record efficiencies.

Gruppenbild der Schroff-Stipendiaten sowie der Vertreterinnen und Vertreter der Stiftung und des KIT
(16.07.2019)Ten Years Schroff Scholarships for Young Talents

Eleven KIT students are granted a scholarship by the Gunther Schroff Foundation.

Aurora borealis over the South Pole. The IceCube laboratory can be seen as a red dot, the neutrino experiment itself is embedded kilometre deep in the ice. (Photo: Kathrin Mallot, IceCube, NSF)
(16.07.2019)Antarctica: Neutrino experiment is growing

IceCube is being expanded with the participation of KIT to measure neutrinos with unprecedented accuracy.

The seamless connection of wireless transmission links with fiber optic networks enables high-performance data networks. (Figure: IPQ/KIT)
(16.07.2019)Wireless Data Networks of the Future

High-performance technologies for the sixth generation of mobile communications are being researched at KIT.

Research Minister Anja Karliczek informed herself about battery research in Ulm. Photo: Eberhardt/Uni Ulm
(15.07.2019)Federal Minister Karliczek Visits Ulm

The Minister of Research has gained an impression of the battery research at the location.

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst received an honorary doctorate from the KIT Faculties of Physics and Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(12.07.2019)A Glimpse into Space: Alexander Gerst Inspires at KIT

The German ESA astronaut received an honorary doctorate and spoke about his missions in space. Video available.

Im Forschungsfeld Uncertainty Quantification entstehen Werkzeuge für die Data Science, die Unsicherheit als Informationsquelle nutzen. (Foto: Markus Riecker, KIT)
(11.07.2019)Data Analysis: Uncertainty as a Source of Information

Helmholtz supports project in which mathematicians and users improve the handling of uncertainties in data sets and thus strengthen data competencies.

Mit Messflügen während des asiatischen Monsuns, Satellitenbeobachtungen und Laboranalysen lösten die Forscher das Rätsel der Asiatischen Tropopausen Aerosolschicht (Foto: Dr. Erik Kretschmer)
(09.07.2019)Ammonia from Agriculture Influences Cloud Formation over Asia

Climate researchers of KIT solve the puzzle of a huge aerosol layer in the atmosphere. Results will improve climate models.

(08.07.2019)Atmospheric Research at KIT Is among the Best in the World

KIT performs very well in the "Shanghai" ranking: With 12 subjects it is among the 100 best universities in the world.

ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst (Photo: ESA/NASA)
(05.07.2019)Honorary Doctorate: ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst Visits KIT

Ceremonial act to the hand-over of the certificate - Gerst will hold also a lecture in the Audimax.

The innovation campus "Mobility of the Future" strives for a clearer view of the necessary innovations for the day after tomorrow. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(04.07.2019)Thinking Mobility Ahead

The state of Baden-Württemberg funds the "Mobility of the Future" innovation campus with around 10 million euros.

From the left: Transport Minister Winfried Hermann and Michael Decker, Head of KIT Division (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(04.07.2019)Minister of Transport Hermann Visits TAF BW

Test area for autonomous driving Baden-Württemberg in operation in Karlsruhe for 14 months.

(02.07.2019)Falling Walls Lab Karlsruhe

For the first time, aspiring talents from Southern Germany will compete at KIT and present their original concepts.

Array of microdroplets with different reagents on the synthesis platform of the chemBIOS chip. (Photo: Maximilian Benz, KIT)
(02.07.2019)A Turbo Chip for Drug Development

Process developed at KIT simplifies and accelerates chemical synthesis and biological screening of drugs.

Wissenschaft zum Anfassen: Demonstratorfahrzeuge und mehr am Campus Ost, Präsident Holger Hanselka links im Bild (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(29.06.2019)Successful Open Day at KIT

In midsummer temperatures, 9,000 visitors experience exciting research at Campus East.

KIT scientists present their inventions in an innovation exhibition. (Photo: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT)
(26.06.2019)Innovation Day NEULAND: Inventions at your Fingertips

On July 10, 2019, the KIT will give an insight into its diverse innovation activities.

Flagge der Europäischen Union
(26.06.2019)EPICUR Successful as "European University"

Network of eight European universities, including KIT, wins the European Commission's competition.

The climbing robot MAFRO climbs walls independently and measures or cleans the surface, for example in nuclear facilities. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(25.06.2019)Semi-autonomous Robots for Decontamination

Central contact point for the development of robots for decontamination tasks inaugurated.

(24.06.2019)High-tech Forum Publishes First Impulse Paper

The committee advises the Federal Government on the High-tech Strategy 2025.

There are 537 weather stations in Germany: The blue dots show the stations where an AI model made the best predictions, the orange dots show those where a standard procedure was more accurate (source: Sebastian Lerch, KIT).
(19.06.2019)Neural Networks in Weather Forecasting

KIT scientists use artificial intelligence techniques to make weather forecasts more accurate.

(19.06.2019)50 Years of Computer Science Program

Minister of Science Bauer congratulates the IT location Karlsruhe on its pioneering role then and now.

(18.06.2019)Eucor - The European Campus Grows and Bears Fruit

Universities on the Upper Rhine establish cross-border professorships.

From June 19, the Eucor Tour will again be rolling through the Upper Rhine region. (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)
(13.06.2019)Tour Eucor 2019: Experiencing the Upper Rhine on the Bike

Five-day round trip to the locations of "Eucor - The European Campus" – start at Karlsruhe palace.

The Karlsruher Messstraßenbahn now records mechanical and electrical parameters as well as various environmental parameters during regular passenger operation. (Photo: AVG/Michael Krauth)
(12.06.2019)Green Light for the Measuring Tram in Karlsruhe

KIT and AVG want to improve local rail transport by intelligent sensors and machine learning.

(11.06.2019)Groundwater Exploration

New method quantifies the state and level of groundwater and subsoil.

(11.06.2019)YIG Prep Pro Program Launched

The Young Investigator Group Preparation Program supports young researchers in applying for a junior research group.

Robot (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(06.06.2019)Potential of AI in Hazardous Environments

Report of the Learning Systems Platform also contains requirements and structural options.

(04.06.2019)Labsters wanted!

This is the opportunity for you to present your idea to the best experts of science and industry at the renowned Falling Walls Conference.

Tag der offenen Tür des KIT, Campus Ost (Grafik: KIT)
(03.06.2019)Mobility in the Focus – Open Day at KIT

KIT will open its doors on Campus East on June 29. This event will also mark the start of the EFFEKTE science festival.

Tailor-made support frames for cells are a research field of the KIT Materials Center. (Photo: Martin Bastmeyer, KIT)
(29.05.2019)KIT at the City Hall: Materials Sciences

The KIT Materials Center will present itself and its research to the public.

Up to now, the optimal evaluation of earthquake waves has required a great deal of human know-how. With KIT's neural network, more data can now be evaluated more quickly. (Image: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
(29.05.2019)AI Improves Earthquake Analysis

First neural network that predicts the arrival time of seismic waves with the same accuracy as human experts.

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(24.05.2019)Science Year "Artificial Intelligence"

The dossier on the 2019 Science Year provides an overview of the diverse AI activities at KIT.

(23.05.2019)Successful Research on Wave Propagation

German Research Foundation approves further funding of a Collaborative Research Center and a Transregional CRC.

Was autonome Autos wahrnehmen, thematisiert Professor Christoph Stiller in seinem Vortrag beim Colloquium Fundamentale des KIT. (Bild: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(22.05.2019)Public Lecture Series on Artificial Intelligence

The Colloquium Fundamentale at KIT focuses on the technological and cultural potential of AI.

Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are more flexible than ordinary specialized computer chips. Until now, they were considered to be particularly secure. (Photo: Gnad, KIT)
(21.05.2019)Cloud Service Hardware Vulnerability Detected

Researchers have found a vulnerability that needs to be protected against attacks.

(17.05.2019)Delegation Informs Itself About AI Research

A high-ranking French delegation visited the KIT to inform itself about the research on artificial intelligence.

Annual celebration 2019: KIT president Holger Hanselka  (photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(17.05.2019)Fascination AI - a Tool that Changes the World

Learning systems in the focus of KIT’s annual celebration 2019.

For app vendors, smartphones are a never-ending source of data. The AVARE application turns off the tap for such data collectors. (Photo: Lydia Albrecht, KIT)
(16.05.2019)No more Chance for Data Kraken

New app protects cell phone data without limiting the usability of popular applications.

Mobile Messinfrastruktur KITcube: Mithilfe eines Autokrans wird das Niederschlagsradar im Müglitztal/Sachsen installiert. (Foto: Dr. Andreas Wieser, KIT)
(14.05.2019)From Rain to Floodwater

Helmholtz research centres launch measurement campaign on hydrological extremes.

(14.05.2019)DFG Prolongs Two KIT Research Training Groups

GRK 2078 focuses on lightweight materials, GRK 2039 on fluorescent imaging of cells.

(13.05.2019)Trade Fair REHAB: Robot "To Dress" in Action

Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics of KIT is partner of Cybathlon Prosthesis Series and AsWeR Symposium on Assistive and Wearable Robotics.

The Federal Government and the states will jointly fund the NFDI, and with this digital knowledge repository create an indispensable prerequisite for new research questions, findings and innovations. (Photo: Andreas Drollinger, KIT)
(09.05.2019)NFDI Directorate to Be Established in Karlsruhe

National research data infrastructure (NFDI) is intended to make valuable data stocks usable.

(09.05.2019)Digital Change – Impact on Society

The state provides 2.1 million euros in funding for the Baden-Württemberg research network.

Venue for students and companies: The KIT Career Fair (Photo: Anastasiya Sultanova, KIT)
(08.05.2019)KIT Career Fair with around 240 Companies

Three days program with presentations, lectures, application portfolio check and photo shooting.

(08.05.2019)KIT Scores in Engineering Disciplines

Top positions in university rankings by CHE and WirtschaftsWoche show satisfaction among students and recruiters.

(02.05.2019)Granular Aluminum for Future Computers

KIT researchers use new superconducting material for quantum circuits.

(30.04.2019)"Crowd Oil:" Fuels from the A/C System

Concept envisages use of air conditioning and ventilation systems for decentralized production of CO2-neutral energy fuels.

(30.04.2019)New Director of the German National Library

Director of the KIT Library Frank Scholze will assume office in early 2020.

Compact but durable: The power supply newly developed at KIT overcomes the weaknesses of the devices commonly used today. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(30.04.2019)New Power Supply Lets Electrical Devices Live Longer

New control method for power supply units significantly increases the service life of the end devices.

Urban park or forest areas such as here in the Karlsruhe Schlossgarten are more important than ever for a good urban climate (Photo: Sebastian Mang, KIT).
(29.04.2019)"Green Lungs" for a Good Urban Climate

KIT researchers work on strategies to maintain the vitality of urban green spaces.

(25.04.2019)2019 Federal Garden Show: Pavilion Made of Recycled Materials

KIT Department of Architecture presents a construction consisting entirely of secondary raw materials.

The PrognoNetz project aims at high-resolution, real-time overhead line monitoring. (Illustration: ITIV, KIT)
(24.04.2019)Artificial Intelligence Improves Power Transmission

KIT researchers develop self-learning sensor networks to predict the resilience of overhead lines.

Professor Stefano Passerini and his colleague Hyein Moon assemble a sodium ion battery on a glove box. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(23.04.2019)Powerful Sodium-ion Batteries

KIT and HIU develop prototypes for future application in electric mobility and stationary energy storage.

AI-based competence assistance systems help to make the right decisions for personal development in everyday work. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(16.04.2019)Full Flow Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

Competence assistance systems are designed to maintain concentrated work phases and provide impetus for the development of competencies.

Luftaufnahme der unterschiedlichen Energiesystemkomponenten auf dem Campus Nord des KIT. (Foto: Sebastian Mang, KIT)
(15.04.2019)Sector Coupling in the Real-World Laboratory

In the SEKO project, strategies and technologies for climate-friendly interconnection of energy systems are being tested.

(15.04.2019)KIT Doctoral Student Becomes Schmidt Science Fellow

Andreas Schlüter from the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research is the only Fellow from Germany.

In addition to the basics in computer science, economics and law, the business informatics course emphasizes practice-oriented problem-solving competence. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(12.04.2019)Start of the Information Systems Studies Program

The Program imparts competences for the digital worlds of work and life.

Drivers of a more sustainable society: With the new network, German urban transition labs increase their visibility (Photo: MWK, Jan Potente)
(11.04.2019)Real-world Laboratories Increase Visibility

KIT, Wuppertal Institute, Lüneburg University, and Ecornet establish “Network of Real-world Labs for Sustainability.”

(10.04.2019)Training Data for Autonomous Driving

Startup with roots at KIT accelerates precise marking of objects in image and video files.

Schlosslichtspiele Karlsruhe (Photo: Fränkle/Stadt Karlsruhe)
(09.04.2019)KIT to Join Schlosslichtspiele

On the occasion of KIT’s 10th anniversary, the KIT Climate and Environment Center will organize a film contribution.

Agile production systems with learning robots make industrial production fit for the future. (Photo: Sandra Goettisheim, KIT)
(02.04.2019)Artificial Intelligence for the Production of the Future

KIT research group develops agile production system – Carl Zeiss Foundation funds EUR three million.

Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek informs herself about current KIT projects at the Hanover Fair. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(01.04.2019)KIT at the Hannover Messe 2019

Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek visited the KIT stand at the start of the fair.

(29.03.2019)KIT Strengthens AI Research in the Energy Sector

As part of the Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit (HAICU), the KIT will receive 900,000 euros.

Campus of the Universiy of Leeds (Photo: University of Leeds)
(28.03.2019)KIT and University of Leeds Sign Agreement

Partnership agreement fosters research projects and exchange of students and staff.

(27.03.2019)On the Way towards Self-aware AI?

New technology foresight project addresses the vision of “conscious“ machines.

Complex structures imitating nature retain air even under water. The air on the actually blue carrier shines silver under water. (Photo: Thomas Schimmel, KIT)
(27.03.2019)Ships Glide in an Envelope of Air

Award of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research goes to project for research into bionic ship coatings.

Protagonists of the inauguration event (Photo: Heiko Grandel)
(26.03.2019)Ceremonial Kickoff for "Excellent" Energy Research

CELEST research platform and POLiS battery cluster of excellence inaugurated.

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There are many fields of study, and so are many types of higher education institutions. Which possibilities Karlsruhe offers, show KIT, HsKA and DHBW KA on March 28. (Photo: Harry Marx/KIT)
(21.03.2019)Information on Choosing Studies Programs and Universities

Joint event of KIT, University of Applied Sciences, and Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University.

Street lamps with LED technology at night (Photo: Tanja Meißner/KIT)
(21.03.2019)LED Street Lights Tested in Practice

Special interconnection of many LED diodes - significantly lower costs for public lighting.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) conducts intensive research into artificial intelligence. (Photo: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(15.03.2019)Artificial Intelligence in All Areas of Life

KIT researchers work intensively on bringing in line the opportunities of AI and their threats to IT security.

(14.03.2019)Roofing Ceremony for New Research Building

The new building for interdisciplinary research is to be completed by 2020.

DFG president Peter Strohschneider and Wolfgang Wernsdorfer (Photo: DFG / David Ausserhofer)
(14.03.2019)Leibniz Prize 2019 for Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

The KIT physicist received the highest research prize in Germany for his contribution to quantum computing in Berlin.

The high-temperature superconductor HTS CroCo enables energy-efficient energy transport for future technologies. (Figure: ITEP, KIT)
(13.03.2019)Superconducting Cable for Future Technologies

The “HTS CroCo“ made by KIT can transport large amounts of electrical energy.

(12.03.2019)Particulate Matter Pollutes the Air above Africa

Consortium presents policy brief on impacts of air pollution on climate, population, and environment.

Logo mit der Aufschrift "Grenzenlos studieren. Europa wählen!" (Grafik: HRK)
(12.03.2019)“Education Knows no Borders. Vote for Europe!”

German Rectors’ Conference and German National Association for Student Affairs call on students to participate in the European elections.

(11.03.2019)9.1 Million Euros for Trinational Quantum Research

The international doctoral program “QUSTEC” will be established at the European Campus.

Exercise is important for the development of children and adolescents. The congress shows how it can be integrated into everyday and school life (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)
(07.03.2019)Congress „Kinder bewegen“

The congress underscores the importance of exercise to the physical and mental development of children and adolescents.

(07.03.2019)Synthetic Fuels

Kopernikus Project P2X: KIT spin-off INERATEC puts a power-to-liquid demonstration facility into operation at KIT.

(07.03.2019)Practical Teaching

Students presented their results at the closing event of the innovation project "IP - Integrated Product Development."

Wanted: Film contributions about artificial intelligence - whether short or long, documentary, essayistic or fictional. (Illustration: KIT)
(06.03.2019)International KI Science Film Festival at KIT

On the occasion of the Science Year 2019, KIT invites filmmakers to submit films on artificial intelligence. Deadline on March 31, 2019.

KIT at the Hannover Messe (Photo: supertrampmedia)
(05.03.2019)KIT at the Hannover Messe 2019

KIT presents innovations at the trade shows "Research & Technology" and "Integrated Energy."

The fast-charging system relies on particularly long-lasting lithium-ion cells and a comparatively high charging current of up to ten amperes. (Photo: Lea de Biasi/ Steffen Jokisch, KIT)
(04.03.2019)New Quick Charging System for E-bikes

To shorten charging time, KIT and e-bike manufacturer Coboc plan to make batteries capable of quick charging.

(04.03.2019)EPICUR: Application in the European Universities Initiative

Eight partner universities, among them the KIT, to jointly develop new learning formats for their students.

Innovative storage materials and technologies are an essential prerequisite for the success of the energy transition. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(28.02.2019)Europe-wide Research for Batteries of the Future

European initiative BATTERY 2030+ brings together leading scientific institutions.

On the Zugspitze, KIT scientists do research on the effects of climate change on the Alps. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(28.02.2019)Climate Change and Winter Sports

For the first time, experts comment on the effects of climate change on winter sports.

(28.02.2019)KIT Among the Top 100 Worldwide in Ten Subjects

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 – KIT strong in „Natural Sciences“ and „Engineering & Technology“.

Storing energy from renewable sources - this is one of the challenges of the energy transition. (Photo: Pascal Armbruster, KIT)
(27.02.2019)Chemical Storage of Renewable Energies

Research of catalytic systems under fluctuating operating conditions.

Researchers test the cycle stability of the improved lithium-ion cell. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(26.02.2019)Sustainable Battery Production

The Si-DRIVE research project aims at establishing a European lithium-ion battery production.

Forests bind large amounts of CO2 - and thus counteract global warming. (Photo: Gabi Zachmann, KIT)
(25.02.2019)Carbon Dioxide Sinks in Young Forests

International research team found that renewable forests absorb large amounts of carbon.

Der 3D-Druck ermöglicht viele große und sehr kleine Anwendungen: Mit spezieller Tinte können etwa Biogerüste für Zellgewebe entstehen (Foto: Martin Bastmeyer, KIT)
(21.02.2019)Materials Design in 3D

Cluster of Excellence of KIT and Heidelberg University starts and focuses on printed three-dimensional design structures.

KIT offers its students programs that make it easier for them to get started in university life and help them avoid dropping out of university (Photo: Anne Cordts, KIT)
(20.02.2019)Optimum Start of Studies

State of Baden-Württemberg funds KIT programs to facilitate the start of studies.

Deforestation and intensive agriculture and grazing - human land use contributes to climate change just as much as fossil power plants and combustion engines (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(19.02.2019)Climate Protection and Land Use

Efforts to reduce global warming due to anthropogenic land use are not sufficient.

Eggshells consist of porous calcium carbonate, which is very suitable for electrochemical storage. (Photo: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
(18.02.2019)Storing Energy with Eggshells

For the first time, research group successfully uses eggshells as an electrode for energy storage.

Whether study or education: On Girls' Day, KIT provides information on career prospects and on technologies such as electric cars. (Photo: Lydia Albrecht, KIT)
(18.02.2019)Girlsʼ Day 2019: Studies and Training at KIT

Information day for girls from class 5 with 40 workshops, guided tours, and presentations.

Treating diseases, "improving" the genetic make-up: Researchers at KIT are investigating the possible contribution of AI and the ethical questions that arise here. (Photo: Pixabay)
(14.02.2019)Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Project analyzes opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence, modern human genomics, and genome editing.

The goal of the new Science Data Center MoMaF is to use data from many laboratories sustainably and jointly. (Photo: Laila Tkotz/KIT)
(14.02.2019)Molecular and Materials Research: Easy Data Sharing

"Science Data Center" develops digitization modules for scientific data.

(13.02.2019)Karlsruhe Talks on Social Responsibility

The programme with lectures, discussions and cultural events is open to all interested parties.

Double-edged: The reason for the increasing green cover is an increase in agricultural yields - which require fertilizers and increased irrigation. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(12.02.2019)Greening of the Earth Progresses

Intensive agriculture and forestry play an important role, with China and India being in the lead.

In the project "bwirkt", KIT is investigating the effects of autonomous driving on traffic flow and traffic demand. (Photo: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
(11.02.2019)Research on the Test Area Autonomous Driving

Analysis of transport-related, technological, social, and legal impacts.

Multi-coloured fluorescent security feature in computer design. (Figure: Frederik Mayer, KIT)
(11.02.2019)Mix of Materials for Three-dimensional Micro- and Nanostructures

Precise and efficient process combines 3D laser lithography with microfluidics.

The KIT research laboratory develops new manufacturing techniques for assembly and connection technology for high-frequency electronics. (Photo: Joachim Hebeler, KIT)
(05.02.2019)Radar Technology from the Printer

KIT research laboratory will develop manufacturing technologies for terahertz microelectronics.

IT security icon (Photo: Laila Tkotz, KIT)
(05.02.2019)Safer Internet Day 2019

Focus on IT security: KIT experts contribute to solutions, provide information, and advise politicians.

(05.02.2019)Roadmap for Cyber Security Research

Scientists of the secUnity joint project present recommendations in Brussels.

In the test facilities of the KArlsruhe Liquid metal LAboratory (KALLA), the thermofluid dynamics of metal melts are explored. (Photo: Karsten Litfin, KIT)
(04.02.2019)Liquid Metal Research: Solutions for the Energy Transition

Technologies made by KIT can essentially contribute to climate protection.

Members of the Hightech Forum of the Federal Government (Photo: BMBF)
(04.02.2019)KIT President Is Member of the Hightech-Forum

Holger Hanselka and 19 other experts advise the Federal Government with respect to future-related issues.

Transport Minister Winfried Hermann (2nd from the left) at the Institute of Vehicle System Technology of KIT (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(30.01.2019)Minister Winfried Hermann at KIT

The Baden-Württemberg Minister of Transport obtains information on current mobility research.

Expertise in high-precision mechanical engineering is needed, for example, in the wire windings of the stator of an electric motor, the so-called hairpins. (Photo: Felix Wirth, KIT)
(28.01.2019)Electromobility: Using Existing Competencies

The "Electric Mobility Transformation Hub" at KIT will be the contact point for SMEs.

 The objects from the 3D printer are still mobile even after printing and can be stimulated by temperature changes, for example. (Graphic: Marc Hippler, KIT)
(24.01.2019)Mobile Microstructrures from the Printer

By means of dynamic 3D printing, microstructures can be moved by light and temperature.

Fighting criminal activities on the Internet is the aim of a Europe-wide project in which KIT jurists are involved (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(24.01.2019)Effectively Combating Darknet Crime

EU project TITANIUM launches police test phase - KIT monitors legal compliance.

Networks of autonomous robots can master challenges that would cause individual machines to fail. (Graphic: Theresa Lösch, KIT)
(23.01.2019)Exploring Foreign Worlds with Robot Teams

Autonomous machines are to jointly cope with difficult tasks in the deep sea or on Mars.

Printed colored perovskite solar cells in the form of the KIT logo. (Photo: IMT/KIT)
(21.01.2019)Photovoltaics - Versatile in Form and Color

Researchers and industrial partners develop printed perovskite solar modules for flexible use in buildings.

Start of  'refuels' project:  Managing director of MiRO Ralf Schairer, Transport Minister  Winfried Hermann, Thomas Hirth, Vice-President of KIT. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(18.01.2019)Research Offensive on Regenerative Fuels

Transport Minister Hermann: "Fuel production by means of renewable energy serves climate protection."

Happy Birthday, Neumayer Station III: The impressive station in the Antarctica was built 10 years ago. (Photo: Esther Horvath)
(18.01.2019)Atmosphere Research in the Permanent Ice

Neumayer Station III in Antarctica celebrates tenth anniversary – from summer 2019, KIT will operate a new measurement instrument there.

Der Large Hadron Collider, kurz LHC, am CERN in Genf ist der weltgrößte Teilchenbeschleuniger. (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(16.01.2019)KIT at the City Hall: Superaccelerators

The KIT Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics Center presents itself and its research acitivities.

Students with notebook (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(15.01.2019)Students Develop Open Source Educational Software

Tools and programs for computer science classes to be developed in a new teaching laboratory.

LED cube (Photo: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(09.01.2019)Strengthening Research on Artificial Intelligence

Two new professorships for AI methods in IT security and materials research at KIT.

Erdbebentätigkeit am Laacher See (Abbildung: Hensch et al.)
(07.01.2019)Deep Earthquakes beneath Laacher See

Study indicates deep low-frequency earthquakes caused by magma migration.

From left: Dr. Olaf Sauer, Prof. Jürgen Beyerer, Prof. Holger Hanselka, Prof. Jürgen Fleischer, Prof. Frank Henning beim Spatenstich (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(07.01.2018)On the way to the Karlsruhe Research Factory

KIT and Fraunhofer establish development and demonstration center for the factory of the future.

Researchers at HIU assemble magnesium batteries under argon shielding gas. (Photo: Laila Tkotz/KIT)
(04.01.2019)Start of the Post-Lithium Age

In the European research project E-MAGIC, a magnesium-based energy storage technology is to be developed.