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  • The Faculty of Sciences’ Women’s PrizeMarch 18, 2019
    The Faculty of Sciences awards a prize to an outstanding young female researcher every year by funding a position for a postdoctoral project or equivalent research project that is particularly worthy of funding. The recipient is awarded staff funding for a position (50% TVL E13) for setting up or expanding...
  • Saving energy by taking a close look inside transistorsJanuary 10, 2019
    New method finds defects in power transistors more accurately, quickly and simply Transistors are needed wherever current flows, and they are an indispensable component of virtually all electronic switches. In the field of power electronics, transistors are used to switch large currents. However, one side-effect is that the components heat...
  • Racing electrons under controlNovember 30, 2018
    Physicists at FAU precisely control electrons on a time scale of less than one femtosecond   In future, electronics will be controlled via light waves instead of voltage signals: This is the goal of physicists worldwide. The advantage: Electromagnetic waves of light oscillate at the petahertz frequency. This means that...
  • New web archive with photographic plates from the Astronomical Collection at FAU now available onlineOctober 26, 2018
    Digitalisation of the sky If you look up at the sky on a clear night you can see stars, lots of stars. Astronomical recordings from observatories let you see them in much greater detail. The Dr. Remeis Observatory in Bamberg, which belongs to Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, owns approximately 40,000 historical photographic...
  • Light provides spinOctober 4, 2018
    FAU researchers decipher the dynamics of electrons in perovskite crystals Physicists at FAU have proven that incoming light causes the electrons in warm perovskites to rotate thus influencing the direction of the flow of electrical current. They have thus found the key to an important characteristic of these crystals, which...