On February 21, 2018, the quality management system of the ZEA-2 was first tested and successfully certified by TÜV Rheinland in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015.
The colleagues Dr. Zimmermann, Prof. Huisman, Dr. Mester and Mr. Glaas of the institutes ZEA-2 and IBG-3 of the Forschungszentrum Jülich were awarded a prize for their outstanding innovative ability within the framework of the InnovationPlus program.
Within its quantum computing project SQuBiC, ZEA-2 designs, develops and tests cryogenic electronics for control and readout of qubits. With the new cryogenic test setup, it is possible to characterize circuits down to 4.6K and operating frequencies up to 20GHz.
Researchers from ZEA-2 have produced a layout of a prototype chip for future quantum computers. A particular challenge for the researchers is that the chips need to be operational at temperatures close to absolute zero (-273 °C) with power consumption of just a few milliwatts.
The Tag der Neugier 2022 on Sunday, August 21, was a great success: Around 20,000 visitors came to the research center in sunny weather and explored the Jülich campus. At more than 300 decentralized presentations, they were able to learn about Jülich's research, experience science for themselves on site, and also find out about career opportunities here at the FZJ. Colorful entertainment with research shows, music and much more was offered by a seven-hour non-stop program at the lake stage at the Seecasino.
A large stratospheric balloon was launched in Timmins, Canada, with the infrared spectrum GLORIA-B for atmospheric research. Engineers of ZEA-2 have developed and realized the GLORIA-B system in cooperation with scientists of Jülich Stratospheric Research (IEK-7) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).