A female pioneer of aviation research

Mathematician Irmgard Flügge-Lotz died 50 years ago in May. She was one of the first female researchers in aeronautical engineering and worked at a predecessor organisation of today’s German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) in Göttingen. In the 1930s, she succeeded in making the […]

Batene receives the Max Planck-Startup Award

Batteries can store up to 80 percent more energy if they use Batene’s technology. The start-up, which was founded out of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, replaces the thin contact foils of conventional batteries with fleeces of fine metal wires called BatenefleeceTM. This innovation not only significantly boosts battery performance, but also streamlines […]

Rainer wiess Professor of Physics

RAINER WEISS (NAS) is a Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previously Dr. Weiss served as an assistant physics professor at Tufts University and has been an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University since 2001. Dr. Weiss is known for his pioneering measurements of the spectrum of the cosmic microwave background radiation, his […]