Visitors to ACHEMA, the international exhibition and convention for chemical technology, environmental protection and biotechnology in Frankfurt, can experience how exciting and entertaining it can be to solve challenging technical questions in chemistry and technology.
At ACHEMA, FIZ CHEMIE will demonstrate its specialized databases ChemInform Reaction Library (CIRX), Solid Phase Organic Reactions (SPORE) and Infotherm and present ChemgaPedia, its comprehensive e-learning platform. Both ChemgaPedia and CIRX feature a new user interface with new functions. The digital version of Chemisches Zentralblatt will reveal how information available from 140 years of research progress can be enhanced by digitizing and new search technologies. FIZ CHEMIE encourages customers and those interested to use ACHEMA to express their wishes and contribute their suggestions for further development of the information services.
ChemgaPedia will have a new look at this year´s ACHEMA. FIZ CHEMIE has added new functions to the modernized layout of this highly popular online encyclopedia, which is accessed over 500,000 times each month. The redesigned interface incorporates the findings of comprehensive user surveys. The new look and simple navigation is intended to make learning with ChemgaPedia easier as well as more intuitive and interactive for the primary target group of students at universities and in secondary education. The free platform offers around 1,700 learning modules with 18,000 individual pages of material for teaching and learning. In addition to full text search, topical “learning paths” have been created to make it easier to locate specific content and find one’s bearings in the wealth of information. The facilities for independent study have been expanded with new comment functions and interactive options. At ACHEMA, FIZ CHEMIE will use a model of a fuel cell and an electrostatic generator to show how the learning modules in ChemgaPedia can provide knowledge for practical use.
Also at ACHEMA, FIZ CHEMIE will present the professional visitors to the trade event with the digital version of Chemisches Zentralblatt with its search mechanisms using the technology of today to unlock technical knowledge from 140 years of research progress. From 1830 to 1969, the publication was the most important reference resource for chemistry. FIZ CHEMIE has digitized all its content and, together with its research and development partner InfoChem GmbH in Munich, prepared the information so that it can be accessed with all the retrieval methods relevant to chemical research and patent searches. In addition to full text searches of 140 years of chemical documentation, the contribution of InfoChem enables information to be accessed using searches based on full or partial structures.
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Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.
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