Maths, Physics & Chemistry
Cheetah-inspired soft robots: how to make robots run fast?
Soft robots are made of rubber-like soft materials that mimic soft-bodied insects and animals such as caterpillar, snake, jellyfish, and octopus. Unlike conventional rigid robots, soft robots can continuously deform their soft body to navigate through confined spaces, thereby enabling safe and adaptive interactions with... click to read more
The travel time of light inside the hydrogen molecule
The wave-particle duality is arguably one of the most intriguing concepts of quantum mechanics. Depending on the circumstances of the observation, a fundamental particle–like an electron–shows either wave- or particle-like behavior. One typical wave phenomenon is interference, where crests and troughs of two or more... click to read more
Plastic is fantastic, but recycling is no magic
Plastic has been unbeaten for decades as the top packaging material. Plastic materials are lightweight, flexible and durable, and can easily undergo a plethora of recycling processes without being irreversibly damaged. Why then, do substantial amounts of unused plastic material end up going to waste? Plastic... click to read more
The 1000-year-old mystery of a medieval blue solved!
Lavishly decorated with brightly colored illustrations and ornaments, illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages are a feast for the eyes. To preserve these colors for future generations, our group combines methods from the humanities and the natural sciences. In fact, we want to mimic these... click to read more