The Summer School, which alternates between Germany and the USA, was held in Germany this year. On 25.5, the focus was on the Jülich Research Center, which included visits to the Supercomputing Center and Prof. Kathrin Amunts' neuroanatomy labs, as well as keynote lectures by JARA-BRAIN members Prof. Thomas Frodl and Prof. Jon Shah.
Together, the two JARA partners Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University, in cooperation with Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, are making a vision come true. A unique infrastructure for the characterization of materials is to be created in the "Ernst Ruska-Centrum 2.0" in the middle of the Rhenish mining area with the help of next-generation electron microscopes. In the presence of State Secretary Judith Pirscher from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Ina Brandes, Minister for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the roofing ceremony for the new building was celebrated as a milestone on the way to this research infrastructure.
Under the umbrella of JARA Researchers at RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich have uncovered important characteristics of double quantum dots in bilayer graphene, an increasingly promising material for possible applications in quantum technologies. The team has demonstrated near-perfect particle-hole symmetry in graphene quantum dots, which could lead to more efficient quantum information processing. The study has been published in Nature.
Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have fabricated a new type of transistor from a germanium–tin alloy that has several advantages over conventional switching elements. The transistor thus appears to be a promising candidate for future low-power, high-performance chips, and possibly also for the development of future of quantum computers. JARA-FIT scientists Prof. Detlef Grützmacher and Prof. Joachim Knoch were involved in the development.
Exciting months are starting this week for 59 students from 15 West African countries. As part of the International Master's Programme in Energy and Green Hydrogen (IMP-EGH), the young master's students have come to Germany to write their master's thesis under the umbrella of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance, at Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen University as well as the University of Rostock. The Welcome Ceremony on April 25 marked the beginning of the Onboarding Week and the stay in Germany.