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Technology for People

Technology for People

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

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

Laser filaments in the air

Igniting the Air for Atmospheric Research


Scientists from Vienna and Moscow have created a high-energy mid-infrared laser powerful enough to create shining filaments in the air. Such devices could be used to detect chemical substances in the atmosphere.more ...

Light is sent through a narrow hollow fibre.

The Laser Pulse that Gets Shorter All by Itself


Ultrashort laser pulses have become an indispensable tool for atomic and molecular research. A new technology makes creating short infrared pulses easy and cheap.more ...

Billboards of the future could show astonishing 3D effects - due to a new technology developed in Austria. (Picture: TriLite)

Huge 3D Displays without 3D Glasses


A new invention opens the door to a new generation of outdoor displays. Different pictures can be seen at different angles, creating 3D effects without the need for 3D glasses.more ...

A laser beam penetrates the structure, consisting of two different metals. In both metals, electrons can be removed from their position and race upwards. The dynamics of this process can now be measured with attosecond precision.

Race of the Electrons


Laser pulses can be used to track the motion of electrons in metals with attosecond precision. This helps to understand and possibly improve important electronic effects.more ...

Beautiful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year

Beautiful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year


Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!more ...