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On Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 8:15pm, the Chair of Laser Physics (Prof. Dr. Hommelhoff) opens it Advent calendar with exciting experiments. We cordially invite to our traditional Christmas Lecture of the Physics in Erlangen! The lecture takes place in lecture hall G; a video stream will be s...

From now until January 15, 2020, female Master‘s students of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Sciences can apply for the next round of the FAU mentoring programme ARIADNETechNat master. The programme starts in April 2020 and ends in December 2020. The offer is free of charge and designed for high-potential female Master’s students who are interested in obtaining further academic qualifications.

Thermoelectricity is a physical phenomenon that describes how temperature differences within a solid produce electrical voltages. An illustrative application of this would be, for example, charging a wristwatch by exploiting the temperature difference between wrist and environment. Matthias Popp ...

On 21 June, 14:17 Central European Summer Time, when a Proton M rocket launches in the Russian space port of Baikonur to bring the eROSITA X-ray telescope into space on board the SRG satellite, a piece of FAU know-how will also be on board. Astronomers from the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) helped develop the telescope with special software for mathematical models. But also during the seven-year mission, the team around Prof. Dr. Jörn Wilms, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, will take over an important part of the analysis of the measurement data collected by eROSITA.