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JARA – Jülich Aachen Research Alliance

Focusing Expertise - Shaping the Future
In the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich pool their outstanding expertise in five research sections, a JARA-Center and four

JARA-Instituts.These common efforts open up new research opportunities and facilitate projects that would not be attainable for either of the partners on their own. Furthermore, their attention is always focused on the grand challenges facing society.


Whoever hears the name Dr. Rolf Widerøe inevitably thinks of the invention of the particle accelerator. The life and work of the renowned engineer and RWTH alumnus is now reported in the book "Obsessed by a Dream". The two JARA-FAME scientists Prof. Achim Stahl and Prof. Andreas Lehrach were involved in the creation of the OpenAccess title.

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The NEUROTEC project, which RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich are jointly conducting under the umbrella of JARA, has now entered its second phase. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), JARA-FIT Professor Rainer Waser wants to bring neuromorphic computers into application in the project.

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A study by an international scientific team, in which JARA-BRAIN member Prof. Marc Spehr played a major role, surprisingly found a link between the activation and deactivation of OT-D3 neurons in the Calleja Islands and the performance, frequency and duration of grooming in rodents. The study was recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

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This year, the world's largest HPC conference will be held on-site in St. Louis as well as remotely. From November 14 to 19, SC21 offers researchers, developers, and students the opportunity to exchange ideas on topics that move the community. The JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science will present various tutorials, workshops, and presentations related to high-performance computing as part of SC21. We look forward to welcoming you to the JSC virtual booth.

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