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The Central Institute for Modern Languages at the Technical University

The Technical University of Berlin (TUB, TU Berlin, German: Technische Universität Berlin) is located in Berlin ( pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,387,404 inhabitants (as of September 2004); down from 4.5 million before World War II. It is also the second-largest city in the European Union after London. From 1949 to 1990 it was divided... Berlin in The Federal Republic of Germany ( German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe. Due to its central location, Germany has more neighbours than any other European country: these are Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the... Germany. It was founded in Events January January 2 - Fred Spofforth claims the first Hat-trick in test cricket. January 11 - Anglo-Zulu War begins. January 22 - Zulu troops massacre British troops at the Battle of Isandlwana. At Rorkes Drift, outnumbered British soldiers drive the attackers away after hours of fighting. February February 12... 1879 and has about 30,000 students.

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History

The TU Berlin was formed in Events January January 2 - Fred Spofforth claims the first Hat-trick in test cricket. January 11 - Anglo-Zulu War begins. January 22 - Zulu troops massacre British troops at the Battle of Isandlwana. At Rorkes Drift, outnumbered British soldiers drive the attackers away after hours of fighting. February February 12... 1879 under the name Royal Technical College of Charlottenburg (later Berlin) by merging the preexisting Building Academy (established in 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). Events March 1 - Federalist James Ross becomes President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate. March 7 - Napoleon captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives. March 29 - New York... 1799) and the Vocational Academy (est. Events January 8 - Hanging of body-selling murderer William Burke - his associate William Hare, who testified against him, is released January 19 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethes Faust premieres March 4 - Andrew Jackson succeeds John Quincy Adams as the President of the United States of America. March 22 - Greece receives... 1829). Since 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. Impressionist Monet paints Water Lilies. January 8 - Allied forces withdraw from Gallipoli January 17 - The Professional Golfers Association... 1916, it included the former Mining Academy which was founded in Events March 5 - Boston Massacre: 5 Americans killed by British troops in an event that would help start the American Revolutionary War 5 years later. May 14 - Marie Antoinette arrives to French Court. May 16 - 14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year old Louis-Auguste (who later becomes Louis... 1770. It was closed after Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... World War II on April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). There are 255 days remaining. Events 1653 - Oliver Cromwell disbands the British Parliament. 1657 - Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City) granted freedom of religion. 1689 - The former King James II of... April 20, 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Events January January 5 - The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland. January 7 - British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of... 1945 and reestablished on April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). There are 266 days remaining. Events up to 19th century 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans). 1241 - Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeats the... April 9, 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. (see link for calendar) Events January January 4 - Theodore Schurch becomes the last person to be executed for offences committed under the Treachery Act of 1940 January 7 - Allied recognize Austrian republic with 1937 borders - the country is divided into four occupation... 1946 under its current name.


Campus

The TU Berlin covers ca. 600,000 m², distributed over various locations in western Berlin. The main campus is located in the Berlin is subdivided into 12 German), which are administrative units with political rights comparable to incorporated communities in the rest of Germany (although they are not separate legal entities from the city). Effective January 1, 2001, the Berlin borough reform reduced the number of Berlins boroughs from 23 to... borough of Charlottenburg is an area in Berlin, formerly a borough now part of Charlottenburg_Wilmersdorf. It is known for the Schloss Charlottenburg, the largest palace in Berlin. Categories: Stub | Berlin ... Charlottenburg.


Organization

Since April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne. 1318 - Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from... April 1, 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. By strict interpretation of the Gregorian Calendar, 2001 is also the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millenium. Popular culture, however, often views the year 2000 as holding this distinction. 2001 is also the year... 2001, the TU Berlin is divided into the following eight faculties:

  1. The humanities are a group of academic subjects united by a commitment to studying aspects of the human condition and a qualitative approach that generally prevents a single paradigm from coming to define any discipline. In academia, the humanities are generally considered to be, along with the social sciences and... Humanities
  2. Mathematics is commonly defined as the study of patterns of structure, change, and space; more informally, one might say it is the study of figures and numbers. Mathematical knowledge is constantly growing, through research and application, but mathematics itself is not usually considered a natural science. One reason is that... Mathematics and The term natural science as the way in which different fields of study are defined is determined as much by historical convention as by the present day meaning of the words. Thus the traditional description of natural science is the study of the physical, nonhuman aspects of the Earth and... Natural Sciences
  3. Process Science
  4. Electrical engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism. Its practitioners are called electrical engineers. Electrical engineering is a broad field that encompasses many subfields. Subfields Electrical engineering has many subfields dealing with the various aspects of electromagnetism. Some work directly with... Electrical Engineering and Computer science (informally: CS or compsci) is, in its most general sense, the study of computation and information processing, both in hardware and in software. Introduction Computer science encomposses a variety of topics relating to computation, ranging from abstract analysis of algorithms and formal grammars, to subjects like programming languages... Computer Science
  5. Mechanical engineering is the application of physical principles to the creation of useful devices, objects and machines. Mechanical engineers use principles such as heat, force, and the conservation of mass and energy to analyze static and dynamic physical systems, in contributing to the design of things such as automobiles, aircraft... Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems
  6. In modern usage, civil engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, construction, and maintenance of fixed structures as they related to earth, water, or civilization and their processes. Most civil engineering today deals with roads, structures, water supply, sewer, flood control, or traffic. Engineering has... Civil Engineering and Applied Earth science (also known as geoscience or the geosciences), is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. It is arguably a special case in planetary science, being the only known life-bearing planet. There are both reductionist and holistic approaches to Earth science. The major... Geosciences
  7. This article is about the built environment. For other uses of the term Architecture see Architecture (disambiguation) Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings. A wider definition would include within its scope the design... Architecture, An environment is a complex of external factors that acts on a system and determines its course and form of existence. An environment may be thought of as a superset, of which the given system is a subset. An environment may have one or more parameters, physical or otherwise. The... Environment, A society is a group of people living or working together. There are various different uses of the term society. The casual meaning of society simply refers to a group of people living together in an ordered community.1 The social sciences use the term society to mean a group... Society
  8. Economics is the social science studying production and consumption through measurable variables. It involves analysing the production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services. Economics is said to be positive when it attempts to explain the consequences of different choices given a set of assumptions and normative when it... Economics and Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). One... Management

Students

With nearly 30,000 students, the TU Berlin is Germany's largest technical university. It also holds the record of highest percentage of students from other countries—about 20%.


Faculty

As of 2003, ca. 7100 employees work at the TU Berlin, including about 360 professors and 1,820 scientific employees.


Noted alumni and professors

(Including those of the Academies mentioned under History)

  • August Borsig, businessman
  • Carl Bosch (August 27, 1874 - April 26, 1940) was a German chemist and engineer. He was born in Cologne (Köln), Germany. He studied at the Technical College of Charlottenburg (today the Technical University of Berlin) and the University of Leipzig from 1892-1898. In 1899 he started to work... Carl Bosch ( Events January - April January 1 - New York City annexes The Bronx January 23 - Marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, to Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, only daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia. January - Signing of the Pangkor Treaty (also known as the Pangkor... 1874 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-February January 5 - FM radio is demonstrated to the FCC for the first time. January 6 - World War II: Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the Poznan, Warthegau. January 12 - World War... 1940), chemist
  • In May 1964, von Braun stands at his Marshall Space Flight Center desk in Huntsville, Alabama with models of rockets developed and in progress. Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German scientist and one of the leading figures in the development... Wernher von Braun ( 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. Events January-March January 1 - Establishment of Republic of China. January 6 - New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state. January 17 - British polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott and a team of four begin the second expedition to reach the... 1912 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-February January 12 - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to admit the Palestinian Liberation Organization January 15 - Would-be Gerald Ford presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore is sentenced to life in prison January 16... 1976), physicist ( You may be looking for: Rocket Science, the Australian rock band For rocket science, the study of rocketry, see Rocket. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want... rocket science)
  • Franz Breisig ( 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). Events January 3 - Meiji Emperor declares Meiji Restoration, his own restoration to full power, against the supporters of the Tokugawa Shogunate. January 10 - Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu declares emperors declaration illegal and attacks Kyoto. Pro-Emperor forces drive... 1868 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-April January 1 - Alcatraz becomes a federal prison. January 7 - First Flash Gordon comic strip is published. January 10 - Execution of Marinus van der Lubbe January 24 - Einstein visits White House January 26 - The... 1934), mathematician, inventor of the calibration wire and father of the term quadripole network in Electrical engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism. Its practitioners are called electrical engineers. Electrical engineering is a broad field that encompasses many subfields. Subfields Electrical engineering has many subfields dealing with the various aspects of electromagnetism. Some work directly with... electrical engineer
  • Wilhelm Cauer ( 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. Events January January 1 - Nigeria becomes a British protectorate January 2 - John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China. January 2 - Chicago Canal opens. January 5 - Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule... 1900- 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Events January January 5 - The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland. January 7 - British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of... 1945), mathematician, essential contributions to the The design of a frequency domain filter must begin by deciding what kind of filter is required for the task at hand. The basic functionality must be decided first, like low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, all-pass, or more complex functions. A low-pass filter is used to block... filter design of An electronic filter applies a linear operator to a time-varying electronic input signal. They are often used to eliminate unwanted frequencies from an electronic signal. There are a wide range of types of filter and filter technologies, of which this article will present an overview. Classification by transfer function... electronic filters
  • Dennis Gabor (Gábor Dénes) (5th June, 1900, Budapest - 9th February, 1979, London) was a Hungarian physicist who is most notable for inventing holography. Gabor was educated at Budapest and Berlin. Having fled from Nazi Germany in 1933, Gabor was invited to Britain to work at the development department... Dennis Gabor ( 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. Events January January 1 - Nigeria becomes a British protectorate January 2 - John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China. January 2 - Chicago Canal opens. January 5 - Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule... 1900 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). Events January January 1 - British divorce Reform Act comes into force January 2 - 66 die in stairway crush at Rangers v Celtic football match, Glasgow, Scotland. See Ibrox disaster. January 2 - A ban on television cigarette advertisements... 1971), physicist ( This article is about the photographic technique. A holograph is a specific type of document. There is also the holographic principle, a conjecture of quantum gravity. Holography (from the Greek, Όλος-holos whole + γραφή-graphe writing) is the science of producing holograms, an... holography)
  • Fritz Haber (December 9, 1868 – January 29, 1934) was a German chemist. He was born in Breslau, Germany and from 1886 until 1891 he studied at the University of Heidelberg under Robert Bunsen, at the University of Berlin in the group of A. W. Hoffmann, and at the Technical... Fritz Haber ( 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). Events January 3 - Meiji Emperor declares Meiji Restoration, his own restoration to full power, against the supporters of the Tokugawa Shogunate. January 10 - Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu declares emperors declaration illegal and attacks Kyoto. Pro-Emperor forces drive... 1868 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-April January 1 - Alcatraz becomes a federal prison. January 7 - First Flash Gordon comic strip is published. January 10 - Execution of Marinus van der Lubbe January 24 - Einstein visits White House January 26 - The... 1934), chemist
  • Gustav Ludwig Hertz (July 22, 1887, Hamburg – October 30, 1975, Berlin) was a German physicist, and a nephew of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz. He won a Nobel Prize in 1925 for studies in cooperation with James Franck of electrons passing through gas. He was the father of Carl Hellmuth Hertz... Gustav Ludwig Hertz ( 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). Events January January 20 - The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. January 21 - The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is formed January 26 - Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian troops defeat Italians... 1887 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). Events January January 1 - Watergate scandal: John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up and are sentenced to between 30 months and 8 years in... 1975), physicist
  • George de Hevesy (August 1, 1885 - July 5, 1966) was a Hungarian chemist who was important in the development of the tracer method where radioactive tracers are used to study chemical processes, e.g., the metabolism of animals. For this he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1943... George de Hevesy ( 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. Events January January 4 - The first successful appendectomy is performed by Dr. William W. Grant on Mary Gartside. January 20 - L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster. January 26 - Troops loyal to the Mahdi conquer Khartoum February February 5 - King Leopold II... 1885-1... 1966), chemist
  • Karl Küpfmüller ( Events January 1 - Brooklyn, New York merges with New York City. January 4 - A British force is ambushed by Chief Ologbosheri, son-in-law of the Oba of Benin. This leads to a Punitive Expedition against Benin. February 2 - Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania state capitol, is destroyed by fire. February 18... 1897 For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). Events January-February January 1 - First woman Episcopal priest ordained. January 6 - EMI sacks the Sex Pistols January 18 - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious legionnaires disease January 18 - Australia experiences its worst railway disaster... 1977), Electrical engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism. Its practitioners are called electrical engineers. Electrical engineering is a broad field that encompasses many subfields. Subfields Electrical engineering has many subfields dealing with the various aspects of electromagnetism. Some work directly with... electrical engineer, essential contributions to the system theory
  • Alexander Meissner ( Events January January 16 - The United States Civil service, is passed January 19 - The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires begins service (Roselle, New Jersey) It was built by Thomas Edison. February February 16 - Ladies Home Journal is published for the first time. February 23 - Alabama becomes the first... 1883 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). Events January January 1 - Treaty of Rome founding the EU is implemented January 4 - Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit (launched on October 4, 1957) January 8 - 14 year old Bobby Fischer wins the... 1958), Electrical engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism. Its practitioners are called electrical engineers. Electrical engineering is a broad field that encompasses many subfields. Subfields Electrical engineering has many subfields dealing with the various aspects of electromagnetism. Some work directly with... electrical engineer
  • Ernst August Friedrich Ruska (December 25, 1906–May 25, 1988) was a German physicist. Ruska was born in Heidelberg. He was educated at the Technical University of Munich from 1925 to 1927 and then entered the Technical University of Berlin, where he posited that microscopes using electrons, with waves... Ernst Ruska ( 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). Events January 8 - Landslide in Haverstraw, New York kills 20 January 31 - Earthquake in Ecuador (8.6 in Richter scale) February 11 - Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer nos. February 15 - Representatives of the Labour Representation Committee... 1906 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Zebra mussels found in the Great lakes December 2 - Cyclone in Bangladesh leaves 5 million homeless - thousands dead December 7 - In Armenia an earthquake 6.9 on the Richter scale killed nearly 25.000... 1988), physicist ( The electron microscope is a microscope that can magnify very small details with high resolving power due to the use of electrons rather than light to scatter off material, magnifying at levels up to 500,000 times. History The first electron microscope was built in 1931 by Ernst Ruska and... electron microscope)
  • Schinkels Neues Schauspielhaus (New Theatre), Berlin Karl Friedrich Schinkel (March 13, 1781 - October 9, 1841) German architect and painter. Schinkel was the most prominent architect of neoclassicism in Prussia. Born in Neuruppin (Brandenburg), he lost his father at the age of six in Neuruppins disastrous fire. He became... Karl Friedrich Schinkel ( Events January 5 - American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold. January 30 - Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland. January - William Pitt the Younger, later Prime Minister, enters Parliament. March 1 - American Continental Congress implements the Articles of Confederation. March 13... 1781 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). Events January 26 - The Hong Kong. Later during the year, the first census of the island recorded a population of about 7,500. February 18 - The first ongoing filibuster in the United States Senate begins and... 1841), architect
  • Georg Schlesinger ( Events January - April January 1 - New York City annexes The Bronx January 23 - Marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, to Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, only daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia. January - Signing of the Pangkor Treaty (also known as the Pangkor... 1874 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. Events January January 4 - RMS Caronia of the Cunard Line departs Southampton for New York on her maiden voyage January 4 - February 22 - Series of winter storms in Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Colorado and Nevada - winds of up to 72 mph... 1949)
  • Eugene Wigner (left) and Alvin Weinberg Eugene Paul Wigner (Hungarian Wigner Pál Jenő) (November 17, 1902 – January 1, 1995) was a Hungarian physicist and mathematician. He was one of a generation of physicists of the 1920s who remade the world of physics. It was a collection of... Eugene Wigner ( Events January-April January 28 - The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, DC with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie. France, Loisys Lévangile et lEglise which inaugurates the Modernist Crisis February 11 - Police beat up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels. February 15 – Berlin underground opened... 1902 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year of the International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People (1995- 2005): http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/ Events January January 1 Austria, Finland and Sweden enter the European Union Fred West, accused... 1995), physicist
  • Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 - December 18, 1995) was a German engineer and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the completion of the first functional tape-stored-program-controlled computer, the Z3, in 1941. The Z3 is sometimes claimed to be first computer as such, though this depends on complex... Konrad Zuse ( 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). Events January-April January - In Greece, the Military League forces parliament and the king to summon National Assembly to revise Constitution. January 15- In the United Kingdom, General Election held in response to House of Lords rejection of... 1910 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year of the International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People (1995- 2005): http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/ Events January January 1 Austria, Finland and Sweden enter the European Union Fred West, accused... 1995), computer pioneer

See also

Other Universities of Berlin:

  • The Free University of Berlin (German Freie Universität Berlin) is a university in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1948 by students and staff who were relegated because of their political views from Humboldt University of Berlin, formerly the traditional Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität of Berlin, and at that... Free University of Berlin
  • Humboldt University may refer to either of two universities: Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), the oldest university in the city of Berlin and from its founding in 1810 until 1949 known as the Friedrich Wilhelm University (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität). Humboldt State University in... Humboldt University (Berlin)

External links

  • Official Homepage (http://www.tu-berlin.de/eng/)

 
 

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