Borexino Collaboration receives Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize

The European Physical Society is awarding this year's Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize to the Borexino Collaboration. The Collaboration receives the prize for its ground-breaking observation of solar neutrinos, which provided unique and comprehensive insights into the Sun as a nuclear fusion engine.

Modelling for Cleaner Waters

There is too much phosphate in German rivers and lakes, which damages ecosystems. Germany hopes to meet the guide values in all bodies of water in the country by 2027. A simulation model from Jülich is helping to meet this goal.

Research with Neutrons for Better mRNA Medicines

If not before, then certainly since the first messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines to combat the SARS CoV2 virus were approved in Germany, mRNA has become a recognized term even outside scientific circles. What is less well known is that mRNA can be used to produce much more than just vaccines. Scientists from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, with the support of neutron researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich, have now discovered how the subcutaneous administration of mRNA can be improved.


Quantum Computing: “We Need to Develop Realistic Applications Now.”

Quantum computers could one day outperform today’s supercomputers to an extent that can only be imagined at present. Currently, important decisions are being taken regarding the development of this future technology. We discussed the latest developments with Frank Wilhelm-Mauch, who is coordinating construction at Forschungszentrum Jülich of the first freely programmable European quantum computer as part of the European flagship project OpenSuperQ.