Forschungszentrum Jülich focuses on use-inspired basic research. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach and investigates relations between research areas energy, information, and sustainable bioeconomy.
The contributions to research and development made by the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK) include energy conversion methods and energy storage technologies as well as the mechanisms of climate change.
Scientists in the research area of information investigate how information is processed in biological and technical systems. The focus here is on brain research, basic research for future information technologies, and supercomputing.
As the global population increases, agricultural land recedes, and fossil fuel resources are on the decline, there is a need to transition from an oil-based economy to one based on the sustainable use of renewable resources. It is in this respect that the bioeconomy can make some key contributions.
The structural change in the Rhineland has already begun – and Forschungszentrum Jülich is helping to actively shape it. Both its excellent scientific expertise and its special location in the heart of the Rhineland are valuable to this effort.
Science is for team players. At Forschungszentrum Jülich, many research groups work together in an interdisciplinary way. The groups are a central place where research takes place.
The Helmholtz Association's six research fields address the pressing issues facing society. Forschungszentrum Jülich contributes its expertise in the fields of energy, matter, information, and earth and environment.
Publications are an important expression of scientific knowledge. They present the work and results of researchers. Jülich scientists are among the most frequently cited worldwide.
The scientists on the research campus in Jülich are proven experts and excellent specialists in their field of knowledge. They can help to classify and assess socially relevant research results.
Research data are a foundation of scientific work. The existing diversity of such data matches the diversity of different scientific disciplines, interests, and research procedures.
Every week on Thursdays from 15:00 to 16:00, researchers present their work in a video conference. Short films and photos complement the format. Questions from participants and a lively exchange are expressly encouraged.