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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.


We are pleased to inform you about new ERS calls for proposals to foster research within the framework of the Julich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA). 
Deadline for submission is 07 July, 2020, funding begins in October 2020.
The ERS call text can also be downloaded from our website. Here, you can also find additional information e.g. FAQs or currently funded/completed projects. 
Please apply at the ERS Portal.

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The group of M. Morgenstern at RWTH Aachen University and the group of S. Lounis at Forschungszentrum Jülich, united in the Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance, discovered that single foreign atoms halt the motion of magnetic vortex cores that consists of about 10.000 atoms. They studied the resulting interaction in detail with the help of a dedicated scanning tunneling microscope developed in Aachen. The microscope enables imaging and manipulating of the magnetic nanostructures. The surprising novel result of a single atom stopper leads to novel design criteria for modern computer memories and is published in the well reputed journal Nature Communications.

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Prof. Regina Palkovits (JARA-ENERGY) and Prof. Will van der Aalst (JARA-CSD) received great honour. The two experts were accepted into the class for engineering and economics at the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. A total of 15 scientists and artists were accepted as members of the Academy on May 6.

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