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No Second Funding Period for cfaed - Nevertheless, Research Continues

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On 27 September 2018, the Excellence Commission announced the decision on the newly funded clusters within the framework of the Excellence Strategy. The Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) is a research cluster that has already been funded for one funding period within the previous Excellence Initiative and it looks back on many scientific successes from 2012-2018. cfaed has also played a decisive role in strengthening the attractiveness of the location for the local electronics industry and for new developments. With a newly adjusted research program, cfaed planned to build on these results in a second funding period and to follow up on many of the first successes, to lead to further breakthroughs and to link up with the newly added research fields of the program.

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Visionen der Zukunft aus dem Blickwinkel von Kindern und Jugendlichen - Eröffnung der interaktiven Containerausstellung „Der Visiomat“

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Wissenschaftsjahr 2018 – Arbeitswelten der Zukunft

Wie wird sich Arbeit in der Zukunft verändern? Welche neuen Berufe werden entstehen? Wie lässt sich Einkommen gerecht verteilen und welchen Einfluss haben Roboter auf unsere Arbeit? Diesen Fragen sind Kinder und Jugendliche aus fünf Schulen in und um Dresden in Kunst- und Wissenschaftsworkshops nachgegangen. Die von ihnen erarbeiteten Forschungsergebnisse und Visionen sind in Form von Videoinstallationen, Skulpturen oder Performances in das Projekt „Der Visiomat – ein künstlerisches Forschungsarchiv zu den Arbeitswelten der Zukunft“ eingeflossen.

Heute wurde die interaktive, mobile Containerausstellung auf dem Gelände des tjg. theater junge generation eröffnet. Das als Kooperation des cfaed - Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden an der TU Dresden und des tjg. theater junge generation entstandene Projekt ist Teil des Wissenschaftsjahres 2018 und kann von Mitte September bis Ende Oktober 2018 an drei Standorten in Dresden besichtigt werden.

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Festive inauguration of the new building for the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed)

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Handing over the "key" for the new building :-)

Today, Dr. Matthias Haß, Minister of Finance, and Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, Minister of Science, handed over the keys to the cfaed Cluster of Excellence facilities in the Barkhausen building to the Rector of TU Dresden, Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen. The opening of the new TU Dresden building enables the cluster to bring together a large number of researchers in one location.
The design of the office spaces and the highly sophisticated laboratories not only creates a single space for collaborative research, but the new building itself is located in the immediate vicinity of the Andreas-Pfitzmann building, the Hermann-Krone building and the adjacent institutes and departments that are of crucial importance to the cfaed. The Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Faculty of Computer Science and the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering as well as the School of Science have their main facilities right next door. Interdisciplinary research requires physical proximity and effective communication: this is precisely what the new building offers to cfaed.

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Muscle Growth in the Computer: International Team Wants to Unravel the Formation of Myofibrils

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Dr. Benjamin Friedrich, Research Group Leader Biological Algorithms Group. Photo: Katharina Knaut

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cfaed Group Leader, together with two other international scientists, acquires "Human Frontier Science Program" funding for investigation of myofibrils

How the bicep tenses is no longer a secret. In every muscle cell there are so-called myofibrils, which contract at the same time. They are responsible for muscle movement. Each of these fibrils represents an exact pattern of hundreds of identical units consisting of different protein molecules. However, it is not yet understood how these individual building blocks arrange themselves into highly regular patterns during embryonic development or healing processes. An interdisciplinary team involving the physicist Dr. Benjamin Friedrich (Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden - cfaed, TU Dresden) has now acquired a research contract from the "Human Frontier Science Program" to investigate this question.

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Failures in Power Grids: Dynamically Induced Cascades

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A reliable functioning of technical infrastructure networks is essential for our modern, high-tech society. Cascading failures, i.e. chain reactions of failures of different infrastructures, are the cause of many failures of entire networks, e.g. large parts of the European power grids. Although cascading failures are usually influenced by network-wide nonlinear dynamics between the individual failures, their modelling has so far concentrated primarily on the analysis of sequences of failure events of individual infrastructures - however, the dynamics between these events have not been taken into account.

In an article now published by Nature Communications, an analysis scheme is presented which takes into account the event-based character of the chain reaction as well as the specific network dynamic influences.

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