The EU has approved funding of three million euros from Erasmus Mundus for a further phase for FAU's EMLex Master's degree programme. The application submitted by FAU's lexicography experts received the best assessment of the total of 112 submitted funding applications.

Being able to control electronic systems using light waves instead of voltage signals is the dream of physicists all over the world. The advantage is that electromagnetic light waves oscillate at petaherz frequency. This means that computers in the future could operate at speeds a million times faster than those of today. Scientists at FAU have now come one step closer to achieving this goal as they have succeeded in using ultra-short laser impulses to precisely control electrons in graphene.

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