Forschung

FAU scientist and H.E.S.S. team observe time-dependent particle acceleration outside our solar system for the first time Novae are powerful eruptions on the surface of a white dwarf in a binary star system, in which a larger star and a smaller star orbit each other. A nova creates a shock wave that...

On the occasion of this year’s APS March Meeting and the DPG Spring Meetings, QuCoLiMa partnered with APS-TV to produce a 6 minute film about the research within QuCoLiMa. The overall message of the film is to convey the central idea of "Quantum Cooperativity of Light and Matter" and how this topic ...

Consortium publishes the first X-ray data from eROSITA The German eROSITA consortium, including researchers from FAU, has released the first set of data taken by the eROSITA X-ray telescope, which can scan the entire sky in the X-ray range. Researchers across the globe can now access data from the ...

The Department of Physics at FAU is involved in the FAIRmat project, which was selected on Friday, July 2, 2021 by the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz - GWK) in a multi-stage competition of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). The project will receive funding...

Organisms of varied size rely on different techniques to swim efficiently. The macroscopic world comprising of land and aquatic mammals, as well as bacteria and sperms in the microscopic realm have been investigated extensively for their swimming dynamics. However, the dynamics of organisms in-betwe...

The kick-off meeting of the Collaborative Research Center/Transregio TRR 306 "QuCoLiMa" (Quantum Cooperativity of Light and Matter) took place digitally on Friday, March 19, 2021. The TRR 306 QuCoLiMa was established beginning of this year, together with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of ...

Javier García, who has been a Humboldt Fellow at our observatory since 2017, has been awarded the ‘2021 Early Career Award’ by the American Astronomical Society. His main focus is to understand the X-ray radiation around accreting compact objects, such as black holes and neutron stars. With his st...

X-ray telescope eROSITA delivers a new sky map After 182 days, the x-ray telescope eROSITA on board the Spectrum-X-Gamma space probe has completed its first complete survey of the sky. This new map of the hot, energetic universe includes more than one million objects, effectively doubling the numbe...

Explosions from stars, so-called supernovas, can shed some light onto the research into dark matter. This has been shown by a study carried out by a team of German and Slovenian researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the University of Nova Gorica. The researchers’ findings have been published in the journal ‘Physical Review Letters’ (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.231101).

Due to the Corona Pandemic, the application deadline for the FAU mentoring programme ARIADNEdoc/postdoc+ has been extended until 15 May 2020. The 18-months programme is designed for female doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers and Habilitandinnen of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Sciences, who are aiming for an academic career. The programme starts in October 2020 and ends in March 2022.