International Diversity on Campus

Some come as young researchers, others as established scientists; some stay for a few weeks, others forever. What they all have in common: they have left their home country. Forschungszentrum Jülich has made it its mission to offer guest scientists optimal conditions. This sometimes opens up completely new doors and perspectives.

An open race

Computers that calculate according to the rules of quantum physics could possibly solve special tasks faster than today’s supercomputers. However, universal machines of this kind still only exist as laboratory experiments. Jülich scientists are working on the possibility that this could change in the future.

Mental Fitness Improved by Multilingualism?

Learning a second language increases your brain volume. As part of the 1000BRAINS study, scientists from Jülich, Düsseldorf, and Aachen investigated how the relevant brain regions change during the course of aging. The results were published in the renowned journal Neurobiology of Aging and may explain why multilinguals often stay mentally fit for longer.


Forschungszentrum Jülich Involved in Research Factory for Batteries in Münster

Jülich, 28 June 2019 – The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced today that Münster has been selected as the new site for the planned “Battery Production Research Centre”. In a rigorous nationwide competition, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) with Münster as its proposed location was selected over five other candidates. BMBF has allocated some € 500 million to the project, and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has pledged an additional € 200 million. The Helmholtz Institute in Münster (HI MS) – a branch office of Forschungszentrum Jülich – is involved in the research factory.