Coronavirus and Air Quality in the Rhineland 

What impact is the shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic having on air quality in the Rhineland region? Jülich’s Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Troposphere is seeking to answer this question with a measurement campaign, which is being launched at the beginning of May from the Bonn-Hangelar airfield. A Zeppelin NT airship will be used to measure trace gases and particulate matter over multiple flights on different routes.

Overcoming the Corona Crisis Together

The number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 is rising dramatically every day, both in Germany and all over the world. This is presenting society and individuals with enormous challenges. Just like many other scientists within the Helmholtz Association and around the world, scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich are investigating the novel coronavirus.

On the Road to Transparent AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) surpassed humans in chess, poker, and Go years ago. But even the most accurate AI-based analyses have one flaw, and that is that to date it is often barely possible for a person to understand how they come about. As part of a new project, an interdisciplinary team is now working on shedding more light on AI’s “black box”. Physicist and neuroscientist at Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University Prof. Moritz Helias is coordinating the project.


Low-Cost Pathways to a Carbon-Neutral Energy System

Germany is aiming to achieve broad greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal, the energy system has to be completely transformed in all areas. A new study by Forschungszentrum Jülich shows how this project of the century can be made to be efficient and economically beneficial.