Come and Visit the Home of Science

Open your eyes – there’s a lot to see! The big day is finally almost here! Forschungszentrum Jülich will once again open its doors to the public. “A journey into the future” is the theme of this year’s Open Day, with more than 60 institutes presenting their research and specialist fields. All those who have a thirst for knowledge are welcome to explore the campus and join our scientists in taking a look at tomorrow’s world.

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.

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.


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.