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Tuesday, 1. December 2020 *

Jan-Martin Wiarda (science and educational journalist)
Dr. Anja Vervoorts (science moderator & coach)

The presentations will have an English translation.

18.30 Uhr

Welcome Session with Contributions from

Thomas Rachel, Member of the German Bundestag
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research

Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen
Minister of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

MinDir Volker Rieke
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Forschungszentrum Jülich,
Head of Directorate-General 7 – Provision for the Future – Basic Research and Research for Sustainable Development at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich

"Sustainable Economy and Energy Production in the Rhineland"

Potential of Hydrogen

Prof. Peter Wasserscheid, director of the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg Renewable Energy Production (HI ERN)


Prof. Rüdiger-A. Eichel, director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9), Forschungszentrum Jülich


Prof. Ulrich Schurr, director at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Plant Sciences (IBG-2), Forschungszentrum Jülich

"Springboards for new value chains"

Agency of Cognitive Computing

Prof. Thomas Lippert, head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and director at the Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Neuromorphic computing (NEUROTEC)

Prof. Rainer Waser, director at the Peter Grünberg Institute – Electronic Materials (PGI-7), Forschungszentrum Jülich

ER-C 2.0

Prof. Joachim Mayer, Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons (ER-C), Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, director at the Peter Grünberg Institute – Microstructure Research (PGI-5) and director at the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons, Forschungszentrum Jülich

20.00 UhrClosing address on the future of the region

* The end-of-year lecture evening will be recorded shortly in advance of the broadcast.. An English translation of the lecture will be available.

Additional Information


For questions regarding the event please contact:

Britta Ottinger
Corporate Communications (UK)
Tel. +49 2461 61-9064

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