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Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

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Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK)
Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Lepoldshafen

Tel.: +49 (0)72 47 82-0
Fax: +49 (0)72 47 82-5070
Research Areas:
Earth and Environment
Key Technologies
Structure of Matter

The research and development programs of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe are of public interest and serve peaceful purposes exclusively. They extend over areas of industrial precommercialization phase research, product and process development, provident research, and fundamental scientific research. In pursuing these research activities, the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe cooperates with partners in science and industry. Furthermore, it operates large-scale facilities also for external users.

Since the beginning of the eighties, the focus of activities has shifted from the development of nuclear engineering, the task defined when founding the Center, to a broader spectrum. Main features of the tasks pursued today are their complexity, long-term objectives, and the necessity of multidisciplinary cooperation.

Today’s research and development activities of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe are embedded in the superordinate program structure of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers and concentrate on eleven programs in five research areas:

Structure of Matter Structure of Matter
Earth and Environment Atmosphere and Climate
Sustainability and Technology
Health Biomedical Research
Medical Engineering
Energy Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Safety Research
Efficient Energy Conversion
Key Technologies Microsystem Technologies
Scientific Computing



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