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ESA to Focus on Plant Research
Jülich/Paris, 19 November 2015 – The European Space Agency (ESA) announced that plant research will be the focus of the next Earth Explorer satellite mission. The new satellite will be launched in around seven years’ time and will provide essential data on global plant productivity. Its core component – a high-resolution spectrometer – reliably indicates when plants are under stress. Jülich scientists were involved in developing and testing the spectrometer’s measuring principle.
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Jülicher Klimaforscher Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Martin Riese und Andreas Wahner

Jülich Experts on the Climate Summit

The world conference on climate change starts in Paris at the end of November. The negotiations are based on the latest assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to which Jülich climate researchers also contributed. In Jülich's effzett magazine they explain why the report is so important.
 Contacts: climate change – Jülich experts (PDF, 73 kB)

 effzett 3/2015: offprint on climate change (PDF, 792 kB)

menschliches Gehirn

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 …


Supercomputer JURECA

Installation of JURECA

JURECA is the new cluster computer at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The all-rounder among supercomputers has an enormous computing power of 2.2 quadrillion operations per second. Its fields of application include life sciences, earth system sciences, information technology, materials research, as well as medicine. One major task will be the analysis of large volumes of data for brain research. Time lapse video of its installation at Jülich Supercomputing Centre