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Our mission is "technology for people". Through our research we "develop scientific excellence",
through our teaching we "enhance comprehensive competence".

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

Nanostrukturen nach dem Ionenbeschuss: Der Pfeil zeigt die Richtung der Ionen an: Zunächst ensteht ein Graben mit Nanohillocks an beiden Seiten, ein besonders großer Hügel zeigt den Impakt-Punkt an, danach ist noch eine Erhebung entlang des Pfades zu sehen

Meteorite Impact on a Nano Scale

29.08.2016

Intricate nanostructures can be created on crystal surfaces by hitting them with high energy ions. Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna) can now explain these remarkable phenomena.


Warum wurden nach der "klassischen Periode" keine Maya-Tempel mehr gebaut? [1]

The demise of the Maya civilisation: water shortage can destroy cultures

23.08.2016

Mathematical models analysing the interplay between society and hydrological effects have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna). They provide insights into ancient cultures – as well as into our own future.


Die elektrisch geladene Spitze eines Rastertunnelmikroskops (oben) und ein zusätzliches Magnetfeld führen zu stabilen, lokalisierten Elektronenzuständen im Graphen.

„Artificial Atom“ Created in Graphene

22.08.2016

Electrons reveal their quantum properties when they are confined to small spaces. Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna), Aachen and Manchester have created tiny quantum dots in Graphene.


Zwei Platinatome auf der Magnetitoberfläche können eine Bindung eingehen, wenn sie mit CO-Molekülen verbunden sind.

Lonely Atoms, Happily Reunited

27.07.2016

The remarkable behaviour of platinum atoms on magnetite surfaces could lead to better catalysts. Scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) can now explain how platinum atoms can form pairs with the help of carbon monoxide.


Ausnahmepunkte - Lösungen von Gleichungen in komplexen Räumen

The Exception and its Rules

26.07.2016

"Exceptional points" give rise to counter-intuitive physical effects. Researchers from TU Wien (Vienna) make use of these phenomena to create a novel kind of wave guide, which is now being presented in the journal “Nature”.