...this is the common denominator to which Research Centre Jülich, one of the 15 Helmholtz Research Centres in Germany, reduces its work. A staff of 4200 work here on a broad spectrum of research topics. The multidisciplinary orientation of the Centre represents an opportunity: Pressing problems, such as long-term environmentally compatible energy supply or environmental protection, can no longer be dealt with by an individual discipline confined within the limits of its horizon: cooperations beyond the boundaries of a special subject have become the basis for work at the Centre.
Structure of Matter
The first pillar of the so-called Jülich research MEILE (matter, energy, information, life, environment) is the "structure of matter". This title conceals both questions of the structure of atomic nuclei and also the fundamentals of new technologies, materials and processes.
Fossil fuels are the top sources of electricity and heat in Germany. Their combustion produces carbon dioxide, which as a greenhouse gas brings about a lasting change to the climate of our earth.
The exponential growth in the speed of chips, the tracking down of minute but possibly life-threatening defects in man and material, the increase in the accuracy of projections and diagnoses thanks to the performance of supercomputers.
Learning to better understand biological processes in the human organism, identifying diseases and developing new drugs or other vital substances.
Our habitat on earth is characterized by complex systems and relationships. Today humans interfere with the course of nature in a number of ways. What are the consequences of this?