Possible side effect of diesel bans

Nitrogen oxides are at the heart of the debate surrounding diesel vehicles. In order to comply with the thresholds set by the EU, cities could impose a ban on diesel cars. This would reduce the concentration of nitrogen oxides, particularly in busy areas. It is less well known that this may lead to an undesirable side effect – an increase in the formation of ozone, which also endangers health.

How prime numbers help improve the quantum computer

Scientists at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre have set a new world record: they simulated a quantum computer with 48 qubits on two different supercomputers. In order to test the limits of their simulated quantum computer, they used a method that requires the highest computing capacities: the prime factorization of large numbers.

Magnetic help for the brain

Treating stroke patients with magnetic fields has proven itself in research as transcranial magnetic stimulation. Scientists from Jülich and Cologne are testing this method in a large clinical study – the first of its kind worldwide. Their long-term goal is individualised therapies.

Taking to the water

Seas, rivers and lakes around the world are increasingly polluted by plastic waste. In two joint projects, researchers now want to find out – for the first time spanning across ecosystems – how much microplastics reach the North Sea and the Baltic Sea via the Weser and Warnow rivers. Jülich scientist are on board.

New Info Platform for Doctoral Researchers

A new website specifically designed for doctoral researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich and for university students who would like to come here has now been launched in English.

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Alzheimer’s disease – pieces of the puzzle fall into place

Research into Alzheimer’s dementia is so complex that it resembles an enormous jigsaw puzzle. Scientists and medical experts at the Forschungszentrum Jülich are working on decoding the protein structures involved in the disease, on treatment options and on early diagnosis.