This summer, JARA-BRAIN Professor Paolo Carloni's institute will host autism researcher Dr. Silvia De Rubeis from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. De Rubeis received the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, worth 45,000 euros, for her research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She was nominated by Prof. Carloni. The JARA-BRAIN Institute for Molecular Neuroscience and Neuroimaging also offers the young scientist the opportunity to work with experts from RWTH Aachen University.
The European Physical Society is awarding this year's Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize to the Borexino Collaboration. The Collaboration receives the prize for its ground-breaking observation of solar neutrinos, which provided unique and comprehensive insights into the Sun as a nuclear fusion engine.
Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Würzburg will together investigate the quantum phenomena of topological materials and the opportunities they present within quantum computing. With Professors Detlev Grützmacher, Stefan Tautz, Stefan Blügel and David DiVincenzo, four JARA-FIT scientists are involved in the project.
The smallest interactions with the environment can result in the loss of sensitive effects in quantum systems. Researchers from TU Delft, and JARA partners RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich now describe an experiment in which a quantum system consisting of two coupled atoms behaves stably under electron bombardment. The experiment could provide an indication that quantum states in a quantum computer can also be realized more easily in certain cases than previously thought.
Quantum devices are extremely sensitive to their environment, which complicates modeling their behavior and developing their applications. For example, external influences can delay the response of quantum devices. A scientific team at the JARA-FIT Institute for Quantum Information has now succeeded in showing how responses can be more simply modeled as if there is no time delay, without introducing any error. Their results were recently published in the journal "Physical Review X".