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Fachhochschule Münster , based in the Westphalian city of Münster with a second campus in Steinfurt, has a student enrolment of around 12,700 , making it one of the largest public universities of applied science in Germany. It has twelve faculties and two central scientific units.The University offers around 70 degree programmes in the fields of business and management, engineering, design, health, social studies and teacher training. In November 2011, Münster University of Applied science was the first university of applied science in Germany to successfully complete the process of system accreditation: since then, the University has been able to accredit its degree programmes itself – without the need for assessment by external agencies. Wikipedia.


Bauer G.,Munster University of Applied Sciences | Deckert D.-.,University of California at Davis | Durr D.,Mathematisches Institute der LMU Munich
Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Physik | Year: 2013

Wheeler-Feynman electrodynamics (WF) is an action-at-a-distance theory about world-lines of charges that in contrary to the textbook formulation of classical electrodynamics is free of ultraviolet singularities and is capable of explaining the irreversible nature of radiation. In WF, the world-lines of charges obey the so-called Fokker-Schwarzschild-Tetrode (FST) equations, a coupled set of nonlinear and neutral differential equations that involve time-like advanced as well as retarded arguments of unbounded delay. Using a reformulation of this theory in terms of Maxwell-Lorentz electrodynamics without self-interaction that we have introduced in a preceding work, we are able to establish the existence of conditional solutions. These conditional solutions solve the FST equations on any finite time interval with prescribed continuations outside of this interval. As a byproduct, we also prove existence and uniqueness of solutions to the Synge equations on the time half-line for a given history of charge world-lines. © 2013 Springer Basel. Source


Amon J.,Friedrich - Alexander - University, Erlangen - Nuremberg | Titgemeyer F.,Munster University of Applied Sciences | Burkovski A.,Friedrich - Alexander - University, Erlangen - Nuremberg
FEMS Microbiology Reviews | Year: 2010

Gram-positive bacteria have developed elaborate mechanisms to control ammonium assimilation, at the levels of both transcription and enzyme activity. In this review, the common and specific mechanisms of nitrogen assimilation and regulation in Gram-positive bacteria are summarized and compared for the genera Bacillus, Clostridium, Streptomyces, Mycobacterium and Corynebacterium, with emphasis on the high G+C genera. Furthermore, the importance of nitrogen metabolism and control for the pathogenic lifestyle and virulence is discussed. In summary, the regulation of nitrogen metabolism in prokaryotes shows an impressive diversity. virtually every phylum of bacteria evolved its own strategy to react to the changing conditions of nitrogen supply. Not only do the transcription factors differ between the phyla and sometimes even between families, but the genetic targets of a given regulon can also differ between closely related species. © 2010 Federation of European Microbiological Societies Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-05-2014 | Award Amount: 3.96M | Year: 2015

At the 2011 OECD High-Level Meeting The Internet Economy: Generating Innovation and Growth, Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, said that one of the biggest issues with the Internet is keeping the network as open as possible to invite as much innovation as we can with as little barrier to that innovation as possible, so that new Googles and Amazons and PayPals and Skypes can happen all around the world. A significant barrier to innovation by SMEs is the ossification of the Internet transport architecture. New groundbreaking services often require different transport protocols, better signalling between application and network, or a more flexible choice of links. A few large enterprises have the resources to support their innovations by developing their own transport systemsAdobe, Google and Microsoft have done so. Open sophisticated transport protocols exist now, but are difficult for SMEs to use owing to their lack of support across the Internet. NEAT addresses two obstacles to Internet innovation: 1) It lowers the barrier to service innovation by developing a free open-source transport system that will allow SMEs to leverage the rich set of available transport protocols. 2) It paves the way for an architectural change of the Internet where new transport layer services can seamlessly be integrated and quickly made available, minimising deployment difficulties, and allowing Internet innovators to take advantage of them wherever possible. By optionally signalling between applications and the network, NEAT demonstrates new avenues for in-network support of application services. By decoupling the services offered to applications from the underlying network technologies, NEAT enables seamless integration with different computing environments and generalised mobility. The NEAT transport system will provide built-in security and privacy, allowing the implementation of these functions more efficiently and making them more attractive to use.


Flamme S.,Munster University of Applied Sciences
Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA | Year: 2012

The utilization of solid recovered fuels (SRF) for energy recovery has been increasing steadily in recent years, and this development is set to continue. In order to use SRF efficiently, it is necessary to define quality standards and introduce targeted quality assurance measures. SRF can be used both in mono-incineration and in co-incineration systems, for instance in power generation and cement plants; but as quality requirements differ, it is necessary to unambiguously define the term 'solid recovered fuel'. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the origin, development and the current status of quality assurance for SRF. The basic principles of quality assurance for SRF are explained with reference to the development of the German RAL Quality Assurance System and in addition specifications that have emerged from European standardization work of CEN/TC 343 are analysed. Source


Ilg Y.,University of Bonn | Kreyenschmidt J.,Munster University of Applied Sciences
International Journal of Food Science and Technology | Year: 2011

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of food components on the antimicrobial properties of surfaces containing silver. The antimicrobial activity of a polypropylene compound with a zirconium phosphate-based ceramic ion exchange resin containing silver was investigated by comparing the surface count of bacteria on sample and reference surfaces. Different food components were added to the inocula to investigate their influence on the extent of antimicrobial activity in comparison with pure inoculum (Pseudomonas fluorescens in saline solution). In the experiments with pure inoculum, a marked reduction in bacterial counts on samples containing silver was observed (7.4log10 units). However, protein-rich food strongly reduced or completely inhibited the antimicrobial activity of silver. Almost all other tested components from the carbohydrate or lipid group did not affect the antimicrobial activity. Overall, the effect and the risks of materials containing silver needs to be analysed individually for the respective application. © 2011 The Authors. International Journal of Food Science and Technology © 2011 Institute of Food Science and Technology. Source

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