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Scientists prove the existence of Skyrmion tubes

  • 30 April 2020

For the first time, an international team of researchers succeeded in demonstrating the previously unknown structure of magnetic skyrmion tubes in 3D. This knowledge makes it possible to better understand the formation and destruction of skyrmions and to use the magnetic structures in so-called spintronic storage devices.

Joachim Gräfe Gisela Schütz Linda Behringer


Eunjin Choi wins Athanasiou ABME Student Paper Award

  • 29 April 2020

Eunjin Choi has won the 2020 Athanasiou Student Paper Award for the work, "A High-Fidelity Phantom for the Simulation and Quantitative Evaluation of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate" published in the journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering. The authors of the work are Eunjin Choi, Stefano Palagi, Peer Fischer, Tian Qiu, and collaborators from the University Hospital Freiburg.

EunJin Choi Stefano Palagi Peer Fischer Tian Qiu


MPI for Intelligent Systems continues video series

  • 29 April 2020

Video No 4 is now available

Short films present scientists' research projects in an understandable way

Alejandro Posada Linda Behringer Georg Martius Alexander Badri-Sprowitz Andreas Geiger Sebastian Trimpe


Scientists outsmart nature by building super liquid-repellent dry adhesives

  • 28 April 2020

A specific fibril tip shape design is the key to achieving elastic dry fibril adhesives with super liquid repellency. This new bioinspired material opens up many possibilities for use, as it prevents any form of liquid droplet or layer from hindering or degrading its adhesion.

Ville Liimatainen Dirk Drotlef Donghoon Son Metin Sitti Linda Behringer


Scientists in Tübingen develop 3D head model that can be used to design better-fitting protective gear

  • 24 April 2020

The FLAME model makes it possible to create realistic 3D head shapes capable of accurately mimicking human facial expressions. It could help designers come up with more comfortable protective masks for faces of different shapes and sizes.

Michael Black Timo Bolkart Joachim Tesch Valerie Callaghan


Pin-Zhen Chen joined our lab

  • 22 April 2020

Welcome, Pin-Zhen (aka Kelly)!

Pin-Zehn, also known to us as Kelly, is a Bachelor student at the University of Tübingen in her final semester. She is orinally from Taiwan and is currently working toward her degree in Computational Linguistics. She joined the Rationality Enhancement Group on April 22 and is mainly supporting the group through web development and web applications for the various research projects as needed. We are so happy to have her join our team

Pin-Zhen Chen


Serendipity in the research field of magnetism

  • 21 April 2020

Scientists discover new light-matter interaction with which they can write nanometer-sized magnetic structures

A German-Chinese research team has discovered a new effect that for the first time enables the creation of extremely small magnetic structures, known as skyrmions, directly with an X-ray beam. The scientists have thus made it possible to write arbitrary magnetic patterns with the highest precision.

Joachim Gräfe Gisela Schütz Linda Behringer


International team of scientists develops machine learning model that could help inform COVID-19 containment measures

  • 17 April 2020

Newly published paper presents research that could make an important contribution to discussions about policies to ease lock-down measures

In a paper released today, researchers from two Max Planck Institutes, the Zerobase Foundation, ETH Zurich, and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne present a new model that uses data from contact tracing technologies to make predictions about the spread of the virus

Bernhard Schölkopf Valerie Callaghan


CoroNotes: New app supports medical studies on COVID-19

  • 17 April 2020

New app already available on GooglePlay and will soon be released in the Apple App Store.

<p class="lead-sm" style="color: #FF4D4D;"><strong>Due to technical problems, Coronotes is not currently available</strong></p> <p class="lead-sm">Scientists from the Tübingen Competence Center for Machine Learning and physicians from the University Hospital of Tübingen have developed an app that uses anonymous health data to contribute to a better understanding of the novel coronavirus.</p>

Bernhard Schölkopf Valerie Callaghan


Falk Lieder among winners of 2020 Glushko Dissertation Prize

  • 15 April 2020

Falk Lieder awarded Glushko Prize for his 2018 PhD thesis: “Beyond Bounded Rationality: Reverse-Engineering and Enhancing Human Intelligence”

Falk Lieder