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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.


With the "International Master' s Program in Energy and Green Hydrogen" (IMP-EGH), Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University want to qualify students in West African countries for the future topic of "green hydrogen". After a kick-off last October in Niamey/Niger, the official starting signal on the German side has now been given in Jülich.

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On February 14, 2022, researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Matter and Light for Quantum Information – ML4Q from the Universities of Bonn, Cologne, Aachen, and Forschungszentrum Jülich have organized a virtual taster afternoon on the fascinating topic of quantum computing.

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A quantum annealer with more than 5,000 qubits has been put into operation at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) and D-Wave Systems, a leading provider of quantum computing systems, today launched the company’s first cloud-based quantum service outside North America. The new system is located at Jülich and will work closely with the supercomputers at JSC in future.

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Oxytocin is known as the "love hormone". It strengthens social bonding and promotes trust and empathy. These behavioral traits are caused by the binding of the hormone to the oxytocin receptor in the brain. A study involving JARA-BRAIN scientist Paolo Carloni has taken a closer look at the mechanisms behind this. Their findings provide a better understanding why nasal sprays with oxytocin are not always helpful to treat autistic patients and they point to alternative strategies that could lead to new therapies in the long term. 

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