Mediathek Physics


Blog "Life and Physics"

Articles from and about Aachen Professor Krämer as found in a blog of the Britischen Guardian:

Are quarks real? A philosophical interlude

The Landscape of New Physics

Searching for supersymmetry: some frustration but no despair

The philosophy of the Higgs

There is no alternative!


Higgs Particle Discoverd!

RWTH institutes were significantly involved in discovering proof of the new particle. Aachen professors Thomas Hebbeker, Michael Krämer, and Achim Stahl presented the background of the planning, methods, and history of the groundbreaking discovery. Afterwards the experts answer questions from interested students and citizens. WDR journalist Bettina Staubitz moderated the panel discussion. Additional information is available on the page Elementary Particle Physics.


Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission STS-134

On 9 November 2011, four of the astronauts who took part in Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission STS-134 visited RWTH Aachen University. In front of an audience of about 1,300 students, the crew members gave a lively account of their journey to the International Space Station (ISS). In May 2011, the crew had delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the ISS.


Launch of the Perdaix balloon experiment

This experiment for the study of particles from the cosmic radiation was mainly designed and constructed by students of RWTH Aachen University. Additional Informations can be found at the experiment's webpage.


Graphene, the material of the future

The EU has pledged a billion euros for research into graphene at a consortium of institutions across the continent. The amazing material is strong, flexible, an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. Some say graphene may well revolutionize computing, telecommunications, and engineering.


Portrait of Prof. DiVincenzo

David Di Vincenco is director of the Institute for Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Quantum Information at RWTH Aachen University.

Here he explains the prospects and challenges of quantum information as well as its potential realization using solid-states. Additional informations can be found at the institute's webpages.

Interview with Prof. DiVincenzo (in English):


Portrait of Prof. Bluhm

Hendrik Bluhm is professor at the II. Physics Institute of RWTH Aachen University and Alfried-Krupp laureate. In this video he explains his fascination about the experimental research on nanoelectronics and its potential use for quantum information. More information can be found at the institute's webpages.


Quantum computer explained by Prof. Bluhm

Within a TEDx talk Prof. Bluhm explains the basic principles behind quantum computing when to expect a first quantum computer and what it may be able to do.