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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.

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The so-called scalability of quantum bits is considered one of the biggest challenges in developing a quantum computer. Researchers at the JARA-FIT Institute for Quantum Information have now come a significant step closer to finding a solution. They succeeded in transferring electrons, the carriers of quantum information, over several micrometres on a quantum chip. Their "quantum bus" could be the key component to master the leap to millions of qubits.

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With his scientific research, JARA-FIT Scientist Prof. Rainer Waser has revitalised the field of memristive devices and pushed it further towards application. His findings lay the scientific foundation for novel devices that could be used in future "neuromorphic" computers inspired by the human brain. The internationally renowned journal Advanced Electronic Materials has now paid a very special tribute to the much decorated pioneer, who conducts research and teaches at Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University, and has published a special issue to celebrate his 65th birthday.

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The app "phyphox" turns your smartphone into a physics lab. With the newly released version 1.1.11, 3D depth sensors are now supported in addition to the previously usable multiple smartphone sensors. The idea for the app came from JARA-FIT scientists Prof. Christoph Stampfer and Dr. Sebastian Staacks from the II Institute of Physics at RWTH Aachen University. Together with PhD students and undergraduate students, the two scientists developed "phyphox" in 2016.

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