Only Different?

The subject of autism makes feelings run high: some see it as a serious illness, others simply as being different. Kai Vogeley understands both perspectives. The psychiatrist has been addressing himself to the subject for years – at Jülich as a researcher, at the University Hospital of Cologne as a doctor and director of the outpatient clinic “Autismus im Erwachsenenalter” (Adult Autism).

Brain Research and Artificial Intelligence – What Brain Scans Tell Us

Your brain is truly unique, dear reader – just like your physical appearance. Any doctor can use reference images to show you certain distinctive features in the structure of your brain. Not all differences can be detected from such scans, however, even by a radiologist’s or brain researcher’s trained eye. Yet artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of doing so – and this capability has far-reaching implications. Read an expert contribution from Prof. Dr. Simon Eickhoff.

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.

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Torrential Rain in Place of Sunshine

Things never turn out quite the way you expect. On 20 May, a group of researchers began a measuring campaign in Upper Bavaria, Germany, within the scope of the MOSES Helmholtz initiative. Although they were prepared for extreme weather situations, what happened was rather different to what they were expecting.