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Supercomputers, materials research for energy research, atmospheric research, neutron research: by shadowing scientists you can learn and experience unbelievable and fascinating things. Here you will find a collection of impressions from some of our research areas.

Discharge lamps with various mixtures of salts

Research gallery tour

JUGENE, Jülich Supercomputing Centre



Brain Research

Electron Microscope

Electron Microscopy


Neutron Research

Zeppelin 2011

Climate Research

Map: Jülich and its Cooperations

Finding Tomorrow Today

Dr. Thompson

SHADOZ operation: Dr. Anne M. Thompson (NASA) explains international ozone measurement project

Dr. Anne Thompson is a senior scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA. The climate researcher coordinates the network Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ). Its aim is to provide long-term data on ozone in the atmosphere. We interviewed Dr. Thompson at Forschungszentrum Jülich, where members of the international network with stations in the southern hemisphere have come together to calibrate their instruments in November 2017.

Dr. Smit

Dr. Herman Smit epxplains how ozone sondes are calibrated at Jülich

Dr. Hermann Smit is a researcher at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Chair of the of the Jülich Ozone Sonde Intercomparison Experiment (JOSIE). Its aim is to implement a global quality assurance plan for ozone sondes in routine use today around the world to watch global changes of ozone in the atmosphere. In order to assess the performance of the different types of ozone sondes, the environmental simulation chamber at the Forschungszentrum Jülich is established as World Calibration Center for Ozone Sondes (WCCOS).

Prof. Dr. Hans Ströher interviewed at the Nuclear Physics Institute in Jülich

Three Jülich ERC Grant Holders explain their research

Three scientists at Jülich who received grants from the European Research Council (ERC) over the past years explain their research funded by the ERC.

Sarah Finkeldei

Jülich Excellence Prize 2016

Sarah Finkeldei, Sergii Pud, and Stephan Wirths have been honoured with Forschungszentrum Jülich’s 2016 Excellence Prize. The three early-career scientists received the accolade during the farewell ceremony for doctoral researchers "JuDocs – Karriere made in Jülich" on 17 September and talked about their work and experiences at Forschungszentrum.

Isaac Newton and his model

Quantum Mechanics Illustrated by Neutron Scattering

Quantum mechanics is one of the central pillars of modern physics. Two new videos from the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) clarify fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics using neutron scattering experiments from research undertaken at Jülich.
Video 1 (5 min 07 sec)
Video 2 (4 min 12 sec)

60 Jahre Forschungszentrum: Konstrukteure am Werk

Forschungszentrum Jülich Turns 60

In 2016, Forschungszentrum Jülich is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Why not explore our gallery of impressions from the past six decades?

watch video (3 min 42 sec): Forschungszentrum Jülich Turns 60 …

Wissenschaftler vor Gehirnsimulation am Rechner

The Human Brain Project

Scientists in the Human Brain Project aim at gaining a deeper understanding of the human brain. This will help not only to understand what makes us human, but also to lay the foundation for new therapies of brain related diseases. New insights might also be useful for new approaches in information technology. The film shows the contributions of researchers at Jülich to the European Human Brain Project.

Research at Jülich within the Human Brain Project: The Human Brain Project …

Seecasino im Schnee

In Retrospect

These short videos take a look at a few highlights of previous years at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Karte: Jülich und seine Kooperationen

Forschungszentrum Jülich: Finding Tomorrow Today

Will we ever be able to heal Alzheimer's? How will we meet our demand for energy in 50 years? How accurate are our climate predictions? How can we feed nine billion people? How will we build the computers of the future? Forschungszentrum Jülich deals with the challenges of our time. What we focus upon is decided upon by our most important client: by society.

watch the film: Forschungszentrum Jülich: Finding Tomorrow Today …

Prof. David DiVincenzo

Scientists at Work

In this section, Jülich scientists introduce themselves and give a glimpse of their research.
Prof. David DiVincenzo researches the physical requirements for spin-based quantum computing. The internationally renowned physicist presents his field of work and speaks about his fascination with quantum physics, the basis for a promising alternative to conventional computers.

watch the video: Scientists at Work …