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Interdisciplinary Research on New Technologies and Arms Control

Cluster for Natural and Technical Science Arms Control Research

We research emerging technologies and developments in the natural sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective. Military innovations, digital warfare and disinformation influence the balance of power and create uncertainty. In order to provide impetus for arms control at the international level, it is important not only to identify emerging problems at an early stage, but also to have the technical competence to address these problems. That is why we develop scientifically sound bases for recommendations for action to strengthen arms control.

In the CNTR research and transfer cluster, researchers from the natural and social sciences work together closely. We are based at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), the Technical University of Darmstadt and Justus Liebig University Giessen.

CNTR is organized into two research groups:

 Emerging Disruptive Technologies Chemical and Biological Weapons Control 

These two groups generate synergies in a cross-cutting research area focused on the topics of artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing.

Research Topics

First open access publication in the new series is online

Dr. Dorian Scholz gave a talk about the state of the art and future of robotics

Co-Head of the research group “Chemical and Biological Weapons Control” receives most important German funding award for his work in physical-organic chemistry

PRIF is hiring a researcher (m/f/d) in full time for CNTR research group

The internal event provided an overview of the field of technology-oriented futurology

CNTR Monitor 2024

Annual Publication on Technology and Arms Control

The CNTR Monitor is an open-access publication on defense technology innovations and trends and the core product of CNTR's research. In addition to analyses of individual technologies and reports on Research & Development (R&D) activities, the Monitor highlights opportunities for political control and capacities in selected regions.

The CNTR Monitor will be published for the first time in the fall of 2024 and will primarily address policymakers, practitioners, scientists, and the interested public.

TU Darmstadt

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