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.
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.
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.
One year after its launch, Germany’s largest hydrogen infrastructure project, which is coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich, celebrated its official opening in the town of Jülich’s Brainergy Park on 12 September 2022. The founding director is JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Peter Wasserscheid.
During the past two years, life worldwide was determined by the Corona pandemic. Staying at home and reducing contacts were the effective methods to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Due to these necessary measures, not only the exchange within the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance came to a standstill. For this reason, the JARA Day 2022 focused on exchange.