Jülich Expertise for American and German Coronavirus Websites

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the main focus has been on the effective reproduction number, also known as the R-value or Rt. Two Jülich PhD students contributed their expertise to optimise its modelling. They supported the American website of Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Now they also provide daily analyses of the German figures.

High flyer

They are considered to be promising candidates for the solar modules of the future: materials with a perovskite structure. Prof. Michael Saliba has been heavily involved in this young field of research since its beginning. At Jülich, he is now pursuing a new idea.

Micrometre by Micrometre: Decoding the Human Brain with AI

The starting signal has been given: the German-Canadian Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics and Learning Laboratory (HIBALL) takes up its work. The goal: a three-dimensional brain atlas at a cellular resolution level. The method: the close integration of artificial intelligence, supercomputing and neuroscience. Involved are: more than 40 scientists.

Seeing Opportunity in the Coronavirus Crisis

During the coronavirus crisis, scientists are often being asked to take part in interviews and discussions. Even complex topics related to virology and statistics have become popular. In this interview, Jülich expert Prof. Hans Peter Peters explains why this is the case. He addresses public opinion on science and technology.

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.

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Overcoming the Corona Crisis Together

SARS-CoV-2 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.