The "TUM Autonomous Motorsport" team can celebrate a great success: their vehicle brought them the victory in an international competition of AI-controlled race cars – by travelling up to 300 kilometres per hour completely without a driver. Apart from this, discover many more articles about interesting people and places in Germany, current funding programmes for international researchers and upcoming career events. And last but not least: get well into 2022!
In this issue, we proudly present the launch of the new "Research in Germany" spotlight on the topic of global health! And to stay on the subject of health: have a look at the new WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence recently inaugurated in Berlin. Apart from this, we talked to a computer scientist from Saudi Arabia at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics in Bonn in our "People" section this month, and took a look at a useful interactive map. And last but not least, don't forget to check out our current calls and upcoming events!
There is a lot going on: we are pleased to provide lots of current funding opportunities in this newsletter issue, and present our revised brochure on the German research landscape, which is just coming off the printing press – and also available online, of course. And there is a new star in the German quantum computing sky, too: the IBM Quantum System One, which is currently the most powerful system anywhere in Europe. Enjoy reading!
A knowledge repository for the entire research landscape – this is what Germany’s new National Research Data Infrastructure is aiming at. The first consortia now have started their work, and to this end will receive 750 million euros over the coming years. As usual, you will find individual funding and career advice for international researchers in our June issue, too, and get insights into an architect’s research into more sustainable building materials. And of course, we are still happy to meet you at our events – at least virtually. Enjoy!
This month, find out how in Germany’s UNESCO City of Music promoting music and creativity does have a positive impact on a city’s development and get to know a multi-award-winning cell and molecular biologist and his research at the Max Planck Society. Regarding funding opportunities, there is even more to discover than usual: please have a look at our current calls and the recently updated brochure “Funding your research in Germany”, too. Last but not least, don’t miss out on our upcoming events. We look forward to (virtually) seeing you!
As restrictions persist, let us take you on a virtual journey throughout Germany: travel back about 48 million years at world-famous fossil site Messel Pit or discover research projects as well as cultural treasures in different German cities of today. And in case you like what you find: we also present our updated guide „Research careers in Germany“ for international postdocs and experienced researchers and have put together some interesting current calls.