Exhibition The Age of Standards
From 29 November, an exhibition on The Age of Standards will be held in the TU Delft Conference Centre. Based on the academic heritage of TU Delft, the exhibition will address the confusing world behind the daily use of standards. The impetus for this exhibition is the forthcoming redefinition of the kilogram, which will change for the first time in 130 years. The exhibition has been put together by TU Delft Library in collaboration with the Van Swinden Laboratory and researchers from various faculties.
Using drones to simplify 3D film animation
Producing realistic animated film figures is a highly complex technical endeavour. Researchers from ETH Zurich and TU Delft have now shown how drones can be used to greatly reduce the effort required in the process.
New climate response model calculates impact of road traffic fast
Vanessa Rieger created a model which assesses impact of road traffic emission scenarios on O3 and CH4 concentration and the subsequent climate effect.
Researchers discover mechanism disrupting CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing
The discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 has made gene editing very easy. Unfortunately, the molecular tool has recently been found to be less precise than previously assumed. It can lead to unwanted mutations in a cell’s DNA. Researchers at Delft University of Technology have now identified a mechanism that causes such mutations when CRISPR-Cas9 is used incorrectly. This can cause dormant genes to become expressed, which is potentially very dangerous. The researchers have created a checklist based on their findings. Using this checklist will prevent the harmful mechanism from being activated and makes gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9 safer.
New Professor of Nanomechanics aims for ‘nanoscale floating’
In the words of Professor Peter Steeneken, Head of the Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems section at TU Delft, nanoengineering is required to bridge the gap between nanoscience and concrete nanomechanical applications.
Ice rink 'Winters Delft' is coming to X!
Between 7 December 2018 and 6 January 2019, make sure to get your ice skates ready, because then the 600m2 covered ice rink of 'Winters Delft' is coming to X. This year, there’ll also be a curling and children's rink of 100 m2. The skating rink will be placed next to Cafe X, so after the ice skating you can get a nice hot chocolate or something else of your choice.
ERC Consolidator grant for Chirlmin Joo and Pouyan Boukany
On Friday 30 November, the festive opening celebration of HollandPTC will take place in the Prinsenhof museum in Delft. Recently patients are being treated with proton therapy, a new form of radiotherapy against cancer for the Netherlands, in the outpatient centre HollandPTC located on the campus of the TU Delft. Parallel to these treatments, TU Delft is working together in HollandPTC with the LUMC and Erasmus MC medical centres on innovations in the care of cancer patients. Treatment, education and research go hand in hand to achieve better and responsible care.
Probing quantum physics on a macroscopic scale
Why does quantum mechanics work so well for microscopic objects, yet macroscopic objects are described by ‘classical physics’? This question has bothered physicists since the development of quantum theory more than a 100 years ago. Researchers of Delft University of Technology and the University of Vienna have now devised a macroscopic system that exhibits entanglement between mechanical phonons and optical photons. They tested the entanglement using a Bell test, one of the most convincing and important tests to show a system behaves non-classically.
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