Self-testing the energy turnaround

The Jülich campus becomes a real laboratory for energy transition. The aim of the Living Lab Energy Campus (LLEC) project is to investigate the interactions between technology, energy sources and consumers in order to design practical and scalable solutions.

AI in the Service of Science

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising many areas of life and knowledge. Jülich researchers, too, are increasingly using certain types of artificial intelligence such as machine learning. AI applications can help to better understand the functioning of the brain, to accelerate the development of new materials or predict environmental and climate data.

Brain Scan for Individual Prognosis

Prof. Simon Eickhoff evaluates MRI and fMRI brain scans of often hundreds of people in a very special way: his team trains computers to read activity patterns in functional networks of the brain from the image data. He hopes that this information will make it possible to predict the further course of developments for individual patients affected by depression, schizophrenia or Parkinson’s.

Smart Computer for the Energy Transition

Together with the transmission system operator TenneT TSO GmbH, experts from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) have now developed a special computer system. It aims at helping to adapt the electricity grid, which has grown over decades, to the requirements of the energy transition.

A New Crown Jewel

These are the days when what is currently the fastest German supercomputer will go into operation in Jülich. JUWELS is a real innovation from Europe. It is one of a new generation of highly flexible modular supercomputers that Jülich experts and their partners are developing specifically for scientists.

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.

Brain Simulations on Neuromorphic Computers

Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich recently carried out the largest simulation of a neural network on a SpiNNaker system to date. In the interview, Dr. Sacha van Albada talks about the results of her work, which were published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Career Advice for Postdocs

At the Jülich Career Center & Postdoc Office, postdocs and doctoral candidates in the final phase of their doctorate can work out career development opportunities and possible next career steps – whether inside or outside science and in science management.

Heat Waves: Consequences for the Environment and the Climate

There are not only positive sides to the summer weather with sometimes over 30 degrees Celsius. On an experimental field near Jülich, climate and soil researchers investigate the effects of heat waves on the environment and the climate. Prof. Nicolas Brüggemann and Dr. Ralf Tillmann explain in an interview why research is so important.

Blätterfunktion

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.