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PanthermediaThanks to modern medicine, it is now possible to calculate the likelihood of a person suffering from a certain disease during their lifetime. But does a certain likelihood mean that a person is already considered ill, even if the disease has not developed yet? How do health insurance providers judge these predictions? A new national research project led by FAU has begun investigating these issues. more...

  • FAU Squeezed quantum communication

    Quantum communication iIt could be difficult for the NSA to hack encrypted messages in the future – at least if a technology being investigated by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg will be successful: quantum cryptography. more...

  • FAU Among Global Leaders in Chemistry and Engineering

    Erlangen Castle (Image: FAU)FAU has scored highly in the internationally renowned Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In particular in chemistry and in engineering, FAU is part of the global elite; the university is ranked among the 75 best universities worldwide for chemistry and, for the first time, it is among the top 100 for engineering. more...