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A man in a hospital bed and wired up, two men standing next to him.

Hypothesised in 2020 and confirmed in the clinic in 2022: Eugenijus Kaniusas and his partners showed that stimulating the auricular vagus nerve has anti-inflammatory effects…

Several atoms and a beam of light
© Harald Ritsch / TU Wien

Using light, atoms can be made to attract each other. A team from Vienna and Innsbruck was able to measure this binding state of light and matter for the first time.

a wave is sent from the left onto the medium with impurities inside. the transmitted and the reflected parts oft the light are shown on screens

From mobile phones to cloudy glass panes: annoying reflections often hinder the propagation of waves. TU Wien (Vienna) and the University of Rennes present an amazing solution…

sandstone is being treated with a liquid substance
© Archiv der Dombauhütte St. Stephan

Buildings made of porous rock can weather over the years. Now, for the first time, scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) have studied in detail how silicate nanoparticles can help…

Janek Wettstein and Andrei Pimenov in the lab

Switching something on and off again usually takes it back into its original state. A new magnetic material, however, has to be switched four times, while the spin of atoms…

Three young scientists in the laboratory.

Researchers at TU Wien have developed a new concept to convert thermal energy into electrical energy more efficiently. Energy losses can thus be minimised.

Portrait Jens Schneider
© HIGHEST / Fotograf: Axel Gross GROSSAUFNAHMEN

In its session today, the University Council of TU Wien unanimously elected Jens Schneider as the new Rector of TU Wien from 1 October 2023.