FAU Open Research Challenge


Young scientists invited to compete in global Open Research Challenge

‘Physical quantities are nothing more than quantitative metaphors’


Prof. Mecke explains how we make natural phenomena comprehensible

The student initiative BEST Erlangen


Promoting an international exchange among students

Making two out of one


Chemists and physicists at FAU are investigating singlet fission, a process in which one photon excites two electrons

A morally persuasive idea

On the 70th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg Trials: an interview with legal expert Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling. Prof. Safferling is Vice President of the Advisory Board of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy (IANP), which was inaugurated on 6 June 2015.

How solar cells could help find bone fractures

It is not about sunlight but X-rays: FAU researchers, together with colleagues from Austria and Switzerland, have demonstrated for the first time that a type of semiconductor that is normally used in solar cells is also sensitive to X-rays.

Schlossgartenfest 2015

The garden party, one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe, starts at 8 p.m. on 4 July.

Paths of light

Wege des Lichts

Innovative Materials

Vom Molekül zum Material - Innovative Materialien

Cultures and Disasters II

Disasters, vulnerability and the significance of cultural understanding: four myths, weddings and funerals...