Research

Category: Research

Around the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, rhodoliths made up of coralline red algae provide ecological niches for a wide variety of organisms. A team of researchers from FAU, the University of Bayreuth and Senckenberg Research Institute in Wilhelmshaven has recently discovered a large quantity of microplastics in this ecosystem.

Category: Research

The amygdala plays a central role in the brain. It influences emotions such as anger and joy as well as sexual drive and reproduction. Researchers at FAU have now investigated the influence of certain neurons in the amygdala on the representation of pain in other regions of the brain.

Category: Research

A new DFG research group led by Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) is investigating ultra-high energy jets. Two astrophysicists from FAU are also involved. The research group will be funded with a total of 3.6 million euros over the next four years.

Category: Research

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1270 ‘Electrically Active Implants – ELAINE’ (coordinated by Universität Rostock) is researching electrically active implants capable of regenerating bones and cartilage or stimulating the brain in the hope of treating motor disorders, caused for example by Parkinson’s disease. In the interdisciplinary research collaboration, researchers from FAU are designing the necessary electrically active biomaterials. The Collaborative Research Centre has received a second round of funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) lasting until 2025 and worth approximately 12.4 million euros.

Category: News, Research

The research building of the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN) is the latest address for cutting-edge research in Erlangen. The Free State of Bavaria has invested roughly 35.5 million euros in the new headquarters of the Institute in recognition of the fact that research into sustainable energy technology is indispensable for the future and affects us all.

Category: Research

Repairing complex electrical appliances is time consuming and rarely cost-effective. Researchers at FAU have now developed a smart microparticle that enables defective components in these appliances to be identified more quickly and easily by using light signals., In the long-term, this could make repairs easier and extend the operating life of devices.

Category: Research

Microswimmers that seem to defy the laws of fluid dynamics: A construction of two beads connected by a linear spring is driven by completely symmetrical oscillations. The Scallop theorem states that this cannot be achieved in fluid microsystems.