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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.

The muon magnetic field has been a mystery to science for a long time. The reason for this is the discrepancy between the results of experimental measurements of the magnetic field and their theoretical predictions. Now, a scientific team has succeeded in bringing the theoretical predictions and the experimental value closer together. Among others, JARA-CSD Director Prof. Thomas Lippert and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), which he heads, played a key role in the investigations.

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JARA | FIT

Several characteristics of graphene make the material interesting for the design and development of spin qubits for future quantum computers. It is therefore not surprising that research on graphene-based quantum dots has been going on for more than a decade. A team of researchers led by JARA-FIT Director Prof. Christoph Stampfer has now made major progresses in the technology for confining and manipulating electrons in bilayer graphene quantum dots bringing the demonstration of graphene-based qubits within reach. The group has already published several papers on this topic in renowned journals.

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JARA | ENERGY

The Committee of the European Ceramic Society (ECERS) unanimously elected JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Olivier Guillon, Director of the Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Materials Synthesis and Manufacturing Processes (IEK-1) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, as this year's Fellow. Guillon was elected at the ECERS meeting on February 17, 2021.

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JARA | ENERGY

RWTH Aachen University awarded the "IntSpire" prize for the first time this year. The Institute of General Mechanics, led by JARA-ENERGY member Professor Bernd Markert, prevailed against 30 other nominees. The prize honors employees, students, chairs, institutes, or institutions of the university that have especially fostered an international culture at RWTH.

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