Investigating brain deseases
Is it possible to reliably diagnose Alzheimer's dementia at an earlier stage than currently feasible with the aid of magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) or other imaging techniques? Are there changes in the genotype of patients suffering from schizophrenia which could enable us to predict the individual course of the disease?

Energy Research for the Future
JARA-ENERGY is devoted to the exploration of the sustainable - i.e. efficient, resource-conserving, environmentally compatible and secure - provision, use and optimization of energy resources. Apart from the improvement of conventional power plant engineering, JARA-ENERGY researchers are concerned with renewable energy sources and nuclear and ...


Particle physics and antimatter
JARA-FAME is concerned with basic physical research in the field of nuclear and particle physics, and aims to investigate and improve our understanding of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe.
This asymmetry ultimately holds the key to our existence.

New Approaches in Information Technology
What alternatives are there to present computers based on crystals of silicon or other semiconductors? What is – from a physical point of view – the smallest possible device that can be used to perform computational processes? Is there a minimum amount of energy required for floating point operations? These are the questions that concern the JARA-FIT researchers.

Computer Simulation with Supercomputers
Computer simulations have become the third pillar of research alongside theory and experiment, providing us with insights that had long remained concealed for physical, technical or financial reasons. Almost all research areas benefit from simulations: from medical science to engineering sciences, information technology and material sciences up to environmental and energy research..

Researching Soft MatterOur modern era, in stark contrast to the prehistoric Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages, is characterized by soft matter. Polymers, colloids, amphiphilic structures, and emulsions are amongst the materials categorized by this term. Scientists are primarily interested in the properties of soft matter in order to develop new...




As part of a cooperation project between RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JARA), a new database was created, that provides comprehensive overview of the main research areas in energy of the two institutions.


Human Brain Project
JARA Involved in European Megaproject on Human Brain Simulation
JARA FIT Annual Report
You can download the new JARA-FIT Annual Report 2014 from here. Our last year's scientific progress and our achievements are documented there.