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Peter Hadley heads the Institute of Solid State Physics © TU Graz/Lunghammer

The beauty of defects

Peter Hadley tries to understand which defects give rise to which properties in certain materials - what makes a ruby red, electricity flow through silicon, or a wire break?News+Stories: ...

Seen from orbit, everything's much more precise

Torsten Mayer-Gürr surveys the Earth. He may work in an office in Steyrergasse in Graz, but his measuring device flies more than 400 kilometres ...

Turbo-charging pharmaceutical biotechnology simulations

New simulation technology developed by TU Graz is designed to make the production of biopharmaceuticals ...

From years to days: Artificial Intelligence speeds up photodynamics simulations

The prediction of molecular reactions triggered by light is to date extremely time-consuming and therefore costly. A team ...

Searching for the Origin of Life across the Universe: Researchers from European countries discuss life in the Universe at the University of Vienna

Astrobiology is a young, rapidly developing branch ...
How the electron can be used to communicate © Caslav Brukner

A new alphabet to write and read quantum messages with very fast particles

Quantum information relies on the possibility of writing messages in a quantum particle and reading them out in a reliable way. If, ...
In a nonlinear crystal illuminated by a strong laser the photon wavelength is converted to the optimal value for long-distance travel © IQOQI Innsbruck/Harald Ritsch

Entanglement sent over 50 km of optical fiber

For the first time, a team led by Innsbruck physicist Ben Lanyon has sent a light particle entangled with matter over 50 km of optical fiber. This paves the way for the ...
The Viennese scientists led by Maulide developed a method employing a 4-membered ring precursor to quickly assemble the macrocycle of the natural products © Giovanni Di Mauro/Maulide Group

A molecular "Trojan Horse"

The research group of Nuno Maulide from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna has, in cooperation with the Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) ...
Quantum physicist Silke Auchter with a wafer containing about 1,000 chips for quantum research © Infineon Austria

Quantum computers to become portable

Together with the University of Innsbruck, the ETH Zurich and Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles SRL, Infineon Austria is researching specific ...
Starships are used as illustration © Magdalena Zych

Quantum gravity's tangled time

The theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are notorious for being incompatible, despite the efforts of scores of physicists over the past fifty years. However, ...