Austrian R&D inside

Scientists, researchers, research promoters and politicans are part of our vivid community. Within this special you can read about their success stories, initiatives and aims for the future.


Three exocomets discovered around the star Beta Pictoris

Three extrasolar comets have been discovered around the star Beta Pictoris, 63 light years away, by the University of Innsbruck. Analysis of data ...
Raven observers show emotional contagion with raven demonstrators experiencing an unpleasant affect © Universität Wien

Empathic birds

To effectively navigate the social world, we need information about each other’s emotions. Emotional contagion has been suggested to facilitate such information transmission, constituting ...
A new method enables powerful quantum simulation on hardware available today © IQOQI Innsbruck/Harald Ritsch

Quantum Cloud Computing with Self-Check

With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists from Innsbruck, Austria, open the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials ...
Christian Poellabauer conducts research on how new information and communication methods could be able to improve the health system. © Lunghammer/TU Graz

How smart is our health?

IT-expert Christian Poellabauer conducts research on smart health at his home university Notre Dame du Lac in the US state of Indiana. In the summer semester he is carrying ...
Legionella (colored in pink) © Cecilia Wentrup

Symbionts as lifesavers

When people fall ill from bacterial infection, the first priority is to treat the disease. But where do these pathogens come from and how do they thrive in the environment before the infection occurs? An ...
The CARBAFIN management team: Christiane Luley, Bernd Nidetzky and Barbara Petschacher © Helmut Lunghammer/TU Graz

Young Skin Thanks to Sugar

Since the EU sugar quota was liberalised, the market price is low, and sugar stocks are full. An international team has been conducting research on how sucrose can be valorized ...
Freunberger is one of the world

Battery research at TU Graz: new breakthroughs in research on super-batteries

Researchers at TU Graz have discovered a means of suppressing singlet oxygen formation in lithium-oxygen batteries in order to ...
Vanja Subotic investigates how fuel cells age - and how to prevent this. © Baustädter/TU Graz

Anti-Ageing for fuel cells

Vanja Subotic is conducting research on ageing in fuel cells at an early stage, halting it, and in the best case scenario reversing it. She has received the Josef Krainer Promotion Prize ...
Schematic of a graphene-based two-photon gate © Uni. of Vienna, T. Rögelsperger

Quantum computing with Graphene Plasmons

A novel material that consists of a single sheet of carbon atoms could lead to new designs for optical quantum computers. Physicists from the University of Vienna and ...

Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars

The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets ...