The RWTH Aachen University of Excellence and Forschungszentrum Jülich have been pooling their expertise in the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) since 2007. Oriented towards the major challenges facing society, they carry out joint projects in the five research sections: brain research (JARA-BRAIN), sustainable energy (JARA-ENERGY), particle physics and antimatter (JARA-FAME), future information technologies (JARA-FIT) and soft matter research (JARA-SOFT) as well as in the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science (JARA-CSD). JARA was one of the first cooperations between a university and a research institution in Germany. It contributes to developing the German scientific landscape further towards overcoming the juxtaposition of university and non-university teaching and research.
As of 31.12.2021
|Joint professorial appointments||69 1)|
|All institutions involved in JARA 2)||2,876|
With the International Master Program in Energy and Green Hydrogen, 60 students from 15 West African countries will be qualified for the future topic of “green hydrogen” under the JARA umbrella. West Africa has enormous potential to generate solar and wind energy and to produce hydrogen from it.
JARA researchers have found a simple relationship between two equations that can be used to theoretically describe the behaviour of quantum devices. As a result, it is now better understood why quantum devices have a delayed reaction to control impulses.
Chaos is generally considered undesirable. In the neural network of the brain, however, chaos actually promotes information processing in some cases, as researchers from the JARA BRAIN section have been able to show.
In a quantum system consisting of two coupled titanium atoms, the quantum information is retained even after a sudden current surge, as researchers from TU Delft and the JARA FIT section discovered. This is striking because normally, even the smallest interactions with the environment cause quantum effects to be lost.
FOTOS: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Ralf-Uwe-Limbach, Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)