The first all-sky survey performed by the eROSITA X-ray telescope on-board the Spektrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) observatory has revealed a large hourglass-shaped structure in the Milky Way. These “eROSITA bubbles” show a striking similarity to the Fermi bubbles, detected a decade ago at even higher energies.

Every year, researchers come to FAU or go abroad whose stay is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). In order to offer "Humboldtians" in the Franconian region a forum for encounter and exchange, the regional group Franconia of the German Society of Humboldtains e.V. (DGH) was founded in October 2019 at FAU.

A research team from Nuremberg and Erlangen has set a new record for the power conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaic modules (OPV). The scientists designed an OPV module with an efficiency of 12.6 percent over an area of 26 square centimeters. The former world record of 9.7 percent was exceeded by 30 percent.

What is necessary to further boost AI? According to Thomas Hahn, Chief Expert Software Siemens AG Germany, cooperations between different stakeholders are needed, for example between industry and universities.