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Ein Turbine Center Frame von innen. Zu sehen ist ein Kreis aus Metall mit einigen Löchern und orangen Kabeln.

Turbomachinery laboratory: efficient and aerodynamic aircraft engines

In the turbomachinery laboratory at TU Graz, Emil Göttlich and his team are primarily investigating the aerodynamics of the turbine center frame – an important component of an aircraft engine.   Read more 22 September 2020
Nachthimmel mit Blitzentladung

How do lightning discharges and thunderstorms occur?

The Austrian Alpine region shows one of the highest lightning activities in Europe. Lukas Schwalt from the Institute of High Voltage Engineering and System Performance at Graz University of Technology answers questions about the origin of lightning discharges and thunderstorms, dangers and myths.   Read more 17 August 2020
Ein Mann steht in einem Labor.

Experimental physics: inching closer to outer space

Peter Pichler from TU Graz’s Institute of Experimental Physics is researching liquid metal. At the moment, he is waiting for data from the ISS, which he will analyse in his dissertation.   Read more 5 August 2020


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