International Diversity on Campus

Some come as young researchers, others as established scientists; some stay for a few weeks, others forever. What they all have in common: they have left their home country. Forschungszentrum Jülich has made it its mission to offer guest scientists optimal conditions. This sometimes opens up completely new doors and perspectives.

An open race

Computers that calculate according to the rules of quantum physics could possibly solve special tasks faster than today’s supercomputers. However, universal machines of this kind still only exist as laboratory experiments. Jülich scientists are working on the possibility that this could change in the future.

Mental Fitness Improved by Multilingualism?

Learning a second language increases your brain volume. As part of the 1000BRAINS study, scientists from Jülich, Düsseldorf, and Aachen investigated how the relevant brain regions change during the course of aging. The results were published in the renowned journal Neurobiology of Aging and may explain why multilinguals often stay mentally fit for longer.

Blätterfunktion

25 Years of Ozone Warnings: Record Highs Are Rare Today

Exactly 25 years ago today, on 26 July 1994, the temperatures and ozone levels were high. It was the day when the federal government in Hessen issued the first ozone alert in Germany. In the following interview, Dr. Franz Rohrer and Dr. Dieter Klemp from Jülich’s Institute of Energy and Climate Research explain why the record highs from back then seldom occur today.