Federal environment minister Svenja Schulze paid a visit to Forschungszentrum Jülich on 28 June 2021 as part of her summer tour. Information about energy-efficient supercomputing and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit climate and environmental protection were the focal point of the visit. Jülich researchers want to apply AI methods to identify any risks associated with climate change at an early stage. For this purpose, they are able to use the extremely energy-efficient JUWELS supercomputer, which is currently the fastest supercomputer in Europe.
Forschungszentrum Jülich upgraded the modular supercomputer JURECA which is now capable of 23.5 quadrillion computations per second (petaflops). The infrastructure of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre is also used for research in the various JARA sections. Especially the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science benefits from the supercomputers.
Due to Corona, the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science (JARA CSD) decided to forgo an in-person workshop and scientific advisory board meeting this year. Instead, digital meetings were organized in April and June. In these meetings, new projects, the structure and activities of the Center were presented and discussed.
The Klung-Wilhelmy Science Prize for Chemistry 2020 is awarded to JARA-CSD member Prof. Franziska Schoenebeck. The prize is awarded under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek and is one of the most prestigious scientific awards.
The HDS-LEE program is now complemented and expanded by three new projects. The participating scientists were thus not only able to acquire new projects in the research area of artificial intelligence, but in this way create additional positions for doctoral students. The new projects also broaden the research spectrum of HDS-LEE and strengthen the network of partner institutions. Among others, the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science is involved in the program.
The muon magnetic field has been a mystery to science for a long time. The reason for this is the discrepancy between the results of experimental measurements of the magnetic field and their theoretical predictions. Now, a scientific team has succeeded in bringing the theoretical predictions and the experimental value closer together. Among others, JARA-CSD Director Prof. Thomas Lippert and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), which he heads, played a key role in the investigations.
Applications for computing time on the JARA Partition for the next computing time period (May 01, 2021, till April 30, 2022) can be submitted until February 15, 2021, 5:00 pm. In addition to computing time on the RWTH Compute Cluster Aix-La-Chapelle (CLAIX) you can also apply for computing time on the JURECA Cluster Module and the JURECA Booster Module.
The prestigious Association for Computing Machinery - ACM for short - has named Prof. Wil van der Aalst, Director of JARA-CSD and Chair of Computer Science 9 - Process and Data Science, a Fellow. Together with another computer scientist from RWTH Aachen University, he was recognized for his work. He was especially honored for his achievements in the areas of Process Mining, Process Management and Data Science.
Professor Wil van der Aalst, from JARA-CSD, holder of the Chair of Computer Science 9 - Process and Data Science (PADS) at RWTH Aachen University and head of the Process Mining Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT), has now been appointed Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology for mankind, for his achievements in the field of "Process Mining" and "Workflow Processes".
On November 13th, 2020 the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) announced that this year’s Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz young-investigator award will be awarded to Prof. Stefanie Elgeti.
Together with the TU Darmstadt, RWTH Aachen is included in a alliance that creates better conditions for all scientists at German universities. Under the new funding concept, the federal and state governments will no longer only cover investment costs, but also operating and personnel costs. For this purpose, 62.5 million euros will be available annually for the entire NHR alliance.
On 01 March 2019 the international graduate school "Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy" (HDS-LEE) was launched. The Graduate School offers an interdisciplinary environment for the education of the next generation of data scientists in close contact with domain-specific knowledge and research. Two of the first doctoral students and especially their research have now been presented on the website of the Helmholtz Association.
We are pleased to inform you about new ERS calls for proposals to foster research within the framework of the Julich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA). Deadline for submission is 07 July, 2020, funding begins in October 2020. The ERS call text can also be downloaded from our website. Here, you can also find additional information e.g. FAQs or currently funded/completed projects. Please apply at the ERS Portal.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) will establish 14 new priority programs, coordinated by RWTH Aachen University. This includes the program titled “Machine Learning in Process Engineering which is coordinated by Professor Alexander Mitsos.
It is well known that quantum computers have a high potential to provide solutions for various problems. Now the ultrafast computers are also to be used in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic. The Canadian company D-Wave Systems Inc. has called for an initiative in which the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) is also participating.
Within the framework of the Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy (HDS-LEE), with JARA-CSD directors Prof. Wolfgang Wiechert und Prof. Alexander Mitsos as spokespersons, the first doctoral projects were started. 15 doctoral students from different fields, institutions (DLR, MPIE, RWTH, UoC, FZJ), and nations were welcomed at the event on November 6. In HDS-LEE, they will be trained as the next generation of data scientists in an interdisciplinary environment and in close contact to the application disciplines.
The modular supercomputer JUWELS - Jülich Wizard for European Leadership Science - is based on the idea of Prof. Thomas Lippert. The head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and deputy speaker of the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science (JARA-CSD) and his team developed a high-performance and highly flexible computer architecture. After the first module has been installed in 2018, the so-called booster module will follow next year. With this module and over 70 petaflops of power, JUWELS will become the fastest computer in Europe. Further information in german.
The fastest university computer in Germany "Cluster Aix-la-Chapelle" (CLAIX) was officially inaugurated at a ceremony with top-class speakers and guests at the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University on October 2, 2019. Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister for Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Thomas Rachel MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Marcel Philipp, Lord Mayor of Aachen, Professor Ulrich Rüdiger, Rector of RWTH Aachen University, Marcus Hermes, Managing Director of Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW, Yuichi Kojima, Managing Director of NEC Deutschland GmbH and Professor Matthias Müller, Head of the IT Center of RWTH, took part in the festivities.
Six new members were admitted to the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz this August. Prof. Markus Diesmann, a JARA professor, was admitted to the Academy this time. Diesmann is a member of the JARA-BRAIN section and is also active in the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science (JARA-CSD), which was established in 2018.
As one of the most renowned expert in the area of Process Mining und Data Science, Prof. Wil van der Aalst, JARA-CSD director, explains in an interview with IT-Matchmaker what are prerequisites and challenges for implementation of Process Mining in a company, for which company it is useful, and what could be future developments in Process Mining.
Scientists from RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich can apply for computing time on the JARA Partition from July 08, 2019 until August 05, 2019, 5pm CEST (strict deadline) for the next computing time period (November 01, 2019 - October 31, 2020).
The international graduate school "Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy" (HDS-LEE) offers positons for doctoral projects in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and engineering. The graduate school is looking for students interested to work in an interdisciplinary project at the interface between data science and the research areas life & medical sciences, earth sciences, or energy systems/materials.
On 10th and 11th April 2019 the first JARA-CSD Workshop took place in Aachen. The aim of this workshop was to design the research program in the JARA-CSD based on the already defined "Grand Challenge Problems" in the JARA-CSD. The workshop was aimed at scientists already working in the JARA-CSD context. In the course of the workshop, it was clarified how the cooperation in the CSD can address the issues and what concrete financing options are.
Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl Ph.D. (Graduate School AICES) has received a coveted Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).ERC Consolidator grants are designed to support researchers at the stage of consolidating their own research team or programme. This grant scheme strengthens recently created independent and excellent research teams.
Applications for computing time on the JARA Partition for the next computing time period (May 01, 2019 till April 30, 2020) can be submitted now until February 11, 2019. Applications for computing time on the JARA Partition can be submitted by any scientist of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich qualified in his or her respective field of research.