Overcoming the Corona Crisis Together

The number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 is rising dramatically every day, both in Germany and all over the world. This is presenting society and individuals with enormous challenges. Just like many other scientists within the Helmholtz Association and around the world, scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich are investigating the novel coronavirus.

Into the World!

Everybody is talking about knowledge transfer. At Jülich, too, it is an important component in order to transfer knowledge from the laborato-ries to society and making it usable there. The exchange process helps to answer major social questions. At the same time, new challenges are associated with it.

On the Road to Transparent AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) surpassed humans in chess, poker, and Go years ago. But even the most accurate AI-based analyses have one flaw, and that is that to date it is often barely possible for a person to understand how they come about. As part of a new project, an interdisciplinary team is now working on shedding more light on AI’s “black box”. Physicist and neuroscientist at Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University Prof. Moritz Helias is coordinating the project.

“Noisy” Chips: Insights from Brain Research Offer Benefits for Neuromorphic Hardware

Neuromorphic chips modelled on the human brain have enormous potential, offering a promising and efficient alternative for artificial intelligence (AI) tasks in particular. However, a number of questions have yet to be answered, not least because the mechanisms and principles that make the original model – our brain – so efficient remain unclear to this day. Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich together with their partners from the Human Brain Project have now shed light on an aspect of biological information processing that had previously remained a mystery.


The search for hidden time

It starts right with a paradox: the more one deals with this subject, the less clear it becomes. The talk is of time. Such a mysterious phenomenon, of all things, is what a group of scientists coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich now wants not only to better understand, but also to actively influence. A look into the time laboratory.