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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.

Mit solchen Flugzeugen wird die Erdoberfläche gescannt. [3]

Protecting Nature on the Fly

14.04.2015

Monitoring Europe’s vast nature protection areas used to be extremely difficult. Thanks to computer algorithms developed at the Vienna University of Technology, this can now be done using aircraft and laser technology.


Laser Filamente in der Luft

Igniting the Air for Atmospheric Research

18.02.2015

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.


Licht wird durch die dünne Faser geleitet

The Laser Pulse that Gets Shorter All by Itself

27.01.2015

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


Ungefähr so könnten Werbetafeln in Zukunft auf uns wirken. (Bild: TriLite)

Huge 3D Displays without 3D Glasses

15.01.2015

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.


Ein Laserstrahl dringt in eine Struktur ein, die aus zwei verschiedenen Metallen besteht. In beiden Metallen können Elektronen aus ihrem Platz gelöst werden und sich nach außen (oben) bewegen. Die Dynamik dieses Vorgangs kann mit Attosekunden-Präzision gemessen werden.

Race of the Electrons

14.01.2015

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.