Mr. Bastian Kogel passed his doctoral examination on February 24, 2021. The title of his dissertation is: "Performance of railway lines taking into account the number of available overtaking tracks and minimum distances for operational crossings". The Institute of Transport Science congratulates quite cordially!
New monitors for the ESTW workstation were installed in the Railway Signalling lab (ELVA). The array of 8 monitors enables a flexible distribution of the operating displays for the ZSB2000 interlocking. In addition, it offers enough space for the institute's own extensions. A new operating station with 6 monitors was also set up at the dispatching workstation so that training and research operations can be carried out more efficiently.
The current situation with regard to the Corona pandemic makes it necessary to restructure the transfer printing sales. From 26.10.2020, a new service for making appointments will be available via an appointment booking tool http://www.via.rwth-aachen.de/english/buyln/calendar.php. The tool allows you to set a desired date for collection and to book the reprints in advance. Further information can be obtained in the learning rooms of RWTHmoodle.
The DFG project "Robust Infrastructure (RobIn)", which investigates the expansion to a robust railway infrastructure based on a family of timetables with mathematical optimization, has started. The project is being carried out in cooperation with the Chair of Traffic Flow Science at the TU Dresden.
For the radio program "WDR 5 Quarks - Wissenschaft und mehr" Prof. Nießen was interviewed by Daniel Schlipf on the subject of railways. The broadcast is available here (in german).
The current issue of RWTH Themen presents various projects from the profile area "Information and Communication Technology". The Institute of Transport Science is part of the profile area and presents in the issue some cooperations that have arisen within the framework of the research training group "UnRAVeL" (UNcertainty and Randomness in Algorithms, VErification and Logic).
The TV channel ZDF has broadcasted a report with the title "Die Bahn im Deutschland-Takt - Teures Versprechen oder reale Zukunft?". The thirty-minute report with an interview with Mr. Prof. Nießen and clips from the Railway Signalling Lab is available here (the report is only in German language available and was admitted before the Corona pandemic).
In the context of the "Leonardo" project of the RWTH Aachen University, Prof. Nießen will give a presentation on 14.12.2020 on the topic "Railway Operation 4.0". Further information can be found here.
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