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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25 Years of Ozone Warnings: Record Highs Are Rare Today

Exactly 25 years ago today, on 26 July 1994, the temperatures and ozone levels were high. It was the day when the federal government in Hessen issued the first ozone alert in Germany. In the following interview, Dr. Franz Rohrer and Dr. Dieter Klemp from Jülich’s Institute of Energy and Climate Research explain why the record highs from back then seldom occur today.