FAU scientists researching sustainable alternatives to airplanes

An airship flies in the blue sky.
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When people think of airships, they usually think of Zeppelins that were used between 1900 and 1940 for military purposes and for transporting people. At FAU, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working on developing solar-powered airships. An international conference was held on the topic at the end of September at Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN). We spoke to Christoph Pflaum, professor of Computer Science, about modern airships. Read more …