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At Europe’s largest trade fair for intralogistics LogiMAT, taking place from 25th until 27th February 2014 in Stuttgart, the double-skid system produced by Eisenmann (Böblingen) was awarded the “best product” in the category “procuring, conveying, storing“. The University of Stuttgart also had cause for celebration: this autonomous transport unit was developed at the Institute of Conveying Technologies and Logistics (IFT) under the management of Prof. Karl-Heinz Wehking and registered for patent approval in cooperation with the Technology Licencing Bureau (TLB) of Baden-Württemberg’ Hochschulen GmbH (Karlsruhe).
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Encryption technologies with the help of quanta (quantum cryptography) or optical quantum computing require special light conditions, so-called indistinguishable and interlocked photon pairs, in well-defined temporal pulses. Existing procedures to generate these, however, lead to results occurring more by chance in view of the number of photon pairs in one pulse. The consequences are errors in the quantum algorithms that greatly restrict their usefulness for deterministic quantum technologies that depend on the predictive accuracy. In an experiment based on a semi-conductor quantum point, physicists from the University of Stuttgart have now shown how it is possible to generate single indistinguishable photon pairs based on parametric down conversion at the push of a button, so to speak. The work was published in the renowned specialist journal Nature Photonics*.
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New courses for prospective students start in April at the MINT College Baden-Württemberg at the University of Stuttgart in the MINT subjects of Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences. Even before the courses start, participants are able to attend courses here in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and Thermodynamics for one semester without being enrolled at the University. In these propaedeutic (study preparatory) courses, they become acquainted with the working methods at the university.
On 30th January 2014 the University of Stuttgart celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the first woman graduating from its institution: on 28th January 1914 Nora Kräutle (1891-1981) was awarded her degree in the subject of Chemistry at the then Technical University of Stuttgart. On this occasion the University of Stuttgart also awarded the Prima! Prize for the first time to honour excellent final papers by female graduates from the University of Stuttgart. The first prize-winner is the chemist Sinja Manck.