Making an Effective Contribution to Structural Change

With its more than 6,000 employees, Forschungszentrum Jülich intends to contribute its scientific excellence and expertise to achieve successful structural change in the Rhineland. Together with its partners at the German Federal Government and the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Forschungszentrum Jülich has therefore submitted a number of specific projects for consideration; these have now been included in the concrete proposals adopted by the Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment for implementing structural policy recommendations.

From Lignite to the Bioeconomy

What does the renunciation of fossil resources mean for a region whose identity has traditionally been strongly linked to lignite? Interview with plant researcher Prof. Ulrich Schurr on the role that the bioeconomy could play in structural change.

Coincidence Helps Expand Cornerstone of Physics

Atomic nuclei and electrons in solids influence each other’s motion – and they do so not only in rare exceptional cases, as previously believed. The discovery was made by Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and Technische Universität München. The effect could be useful for data processing or for lossless transmission of electric current.

Five Facts About City Air

Germany has been discussing this for quite some time. But the debate about nitrogen oxides is complicated. Here, Dr. Franz Rohrer and his colleagues from IEK-8 can help. They investigate how emissions from transport affect air quality. We have compiled five exciting facts and findings.

Drifting Interstellar Worlds Could be the Seeds of New Planets

Interstellar objects the size of skyscrapers such as ʻOumuamua, discovered two years ago, could help new star systems to quickly form planets. This is the result of a recent study by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre together with Queen’s University Belfast. Myriads of such asteroids are likely drifting through our Milky Way.

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40 Years Ago: First World Climate Conference

It’s the year 1979. The Federal Republic of Germany celebrates its 30th anniversary and Karl Carstens becomes its fifth President. In early February, a severe snow storm raged in Northern Germany – the second already since the beginning of the year. Single extreme weather event or global climate change? A question that also occupied a group of scientists who met at the first World Climate Conference in Geneva.