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Calculating the Perfect Tyre
Jülich, 19 May 2015 – It is not only Formula One drivers who wish for the perfect tyre. Skid-resistant, abrasion-proof, and slow to wear out – these are the desired properties for rubber compounds. At the same time, in order to minimize fuel consumption, the rolling resistance should be as low as possible. Dr. Bo Persson, researcher at Forschungszentrum Jülich, has been working on theoretically explaining the phenomenon of rubber friction for 20 years. In the Journal of Chemical Physics, he and his colleagues now report on a further effect that also plays a part in this.
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Support for Young Talent

Jülich encourages young people’s interest in scientific topics from an early age, hoping to attract excellent young scientists of the future. To this end, Forschungszentrum Jülich offers a range of opportunities and perspectives at all stages of education. more about juelich_horizons: Support for Young Talent …

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Modelling the Human Brain

To understand the human brain using simulation – that’s the vision of the Human Brain Project (HBP). In order to make it a reality, researchers from 23 countries are working together to build a unique infrastructure that will allow them to establish and further develop a brain research and information technology network. Jülich scientists will contribute their expertise primarily in the areas of structure and function of the brain, as well as supercomputing and simulation. more: Modelling the Human Brain …


Cooperations and Alliances

Just as global trade flows have become an established phenomenon in the past decades, modern research also takes place in global networks. Forschungszentrum Jülich is a powerful hub in the international research network. More: Cooperations and Alliances …


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The Human Brain Project

Scientists involved in the Human Brain Project aim to gain a deeper understanding of the human brain. This will not only help to understand what makes us human, but also lay the foundation for new therapies to treat brain-related diseases. New insights might also be useful for new approaches in information technology. Four videos highlight various aspects of research undertaken at Jülich within the European Human Brain Project. Videos and other media: The Human Brain Project …