The pollutants' journey

Nitrogen oxides and other pollutants that are released into the air by automobiles or power plants can lead to illness and have a significant influence on our climate. This is why there are now various efforts across the country to more accurately measure their total concentrations. However, that is no mean feat. By means of a complex computer model, the experts from the Forschungszentrum Jülich are helping government authorities measure current pollution burden.

Why Electric Cars Can Also Run on Hydrogen

As part of the transformation of the German energy and transport sectors, the use of electric motors with batteries and fuel cells, as well as electricity- and biomass-based fuels in internal combustion engines, is currently the subject of much debate. Scientists from Jülich’s subinstitute for Techno-Economic Systems Analysis are investigating the different options from an economic perspective. The director at the subinstitute, Prof. Detlef Stolten, recently gave an interview about the facts surrounding the debate.

Full of Energy: Martin Winter

Batteries move us and our world – they start our car or run the hands of our watches. Energy storage systems have also played a central role in the life of Prof. Martin Winter for almost 30 years. The battery researcher from the Helmholtz Institute Münster, a branch of Forschungszentrum Jülich, has been awarded multiple prizes and will give this year’s Jülich End-of-Year Lecture. We spoke to him.


Experts are better connected

For the researchers around Robert Langner, chess is more than just a game: they use it in brain research to investigate paradigmatically how the brains of novices and experts differ.