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Wolfgang Gürich Retires

Having worked for nearly 33 years at the institute, Wolfgang Gürich retired at the end of April 2012. In 1979, he started at the Central Institute for Applied Mathematics as a young scientist working on performance measurement and analysis for mainframe computers. From 1983 to 1991, he was coordinator for the education of mathematical-technical assistants. He then took over as head of the division "Technical Operations" - and later "Technology" - and was responsible for the operation of the IT equipment and the technical management of the supercomputer facility. Since December 2008, he has been deputy director of JSC, managing among other things the institute's finances and coordinating the procurement of supercomputers.

On 25 April 2012, the institute honoured Wolfgang Gürich and his work with a festive colloquium "HPC technology for science". Four talks highlighted his professional life and showed some aspects of IT technology and the close connection between Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Intel Corporation. At the reception after the colloquium, the JSC staff paid tribute to Wolfgang in a photo session with humorous pictures from his long career at the institute. JSC wishes Wolfgang Gürich all the best for his retirement!

The position of deputy director of JSC has been taken over by Dr. Norbert Attig.
(Contact: Dr. Sabine Höfler-Thierfeldt, s.hoefler-thierfeldt@fz-juelich.de)


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