NIC Excellent project 2023/2
HDS-LEE PI Prof. Gerhard Gompper was awarded with the "John von Neumann Excellence Project 2023" in October 2023 for his work on the collective dynamics of intelligent microswimmers.
NRW researchers aim to harness quantum technologies for energy grids
HDS-LEE PI Prof. Andrea Benigni acquired the Qugrids project together with other researchers. It aims to enable value creation at the interface of quantum technologies and energy system technology and to create a connecting hub for universities, research institutions and private companies through collaboration between leading players in NRW.
Deep-sea enzyme degrades plastic
HDS-LEE PI Prof. Holger Gohlke and his working group contribute to the pubilcation "An archaeal lid-containing feruloyl esterase degrades polyethylene terephthalate" and figured out exactly how a PET-degrading enzyme binds to a PET piece and were able to optimize PET degradation.
Open Access Publication of the Month
Aytekin Demirci et al. writes about statistical analysis of dislocation dynamics simulations. In the study, they employed their own in-house code – "discrete-to-continuous" (D2C) – to generate continuous field variables based on discrete dislocations structures.
The Physics of Noise
Alumnus Leonardo Rydin Gorjão talks in an interview about his research at HDS-LEE and the HIDA's exchange programs that he joined.
Harry Vereecken awarded the Alfred Wegener Medal
HDS-LEE PI Prof. Harry Vereecken was awarded the Alfred Wegener Medal for his pioneering research on hydrological interactions in the boundary layers of soil, plants and the atmosphere.
Project started with the goal of improving air quality forecasting
HDS-LEE supervisor Dr. Anne Caroline Lange and her team was tasked by the ECMWF to lead a project to augment the Earth's digital model to make better predictions of air quality during extreme weather events.
Launch of the Jülich Summer Academy 2023
This year, Forschungszentrum Jülich bundels several activities on the topics of quantum computing, supercomputing, neuromorphic computing under the umbrella of the Jülich Summer Acadamy. The offers are aimed in particular at young scientists.
Mourning for Astrid Kiendler-Scharr
HDS-LEE is mourning the loss of Prof. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr. The internationally renowned atmospheric and climate researcher died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of just 49 on 6 February 2023. She lead the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Troposphere (IEK-8) at Forschungszentrum Jülich as director and taught experimental physics at the University of Cologne. She was part of HDS-LEE since the founding in 2019. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family and the colleagues of her institute. Anyone wishing to express their grief at the passing of Astrid Kiendler-Scharr can leave an entry in Forschungszentrum Jülich’s electronic book of condolence.
How likely is a blackout of the power grid?
HDS-LEE PI Prof. Dirk Witthaut explains in an interview how likely a blackout is on the power grid and the difference between a blackout and a brownout.
Hosting agreement for exascale supercomputer JUPITER was signed
The hosting agreement for the exascale supercomputer JUPITER was signed by the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC). This first European exascale supercomputer represents a significant technological milestone for Europe and will have a major impact on European scientific excellence.
Atmospheric research by commercial aircraft
Since 2012, FZJ coordinates a successful atmospheric research project called IAGOS where measuring instruments for atmosphere observation are installed currently on eight commercial aircraft from six airliners. IAGOS has developed into a unique global infrastructure for long-term global observations of our atmosphere within Earth system science.
An excellent interface
Laura Helleckes gives insights of her project and being scientist in HDS-LEE. How does she benefit from the diversity of the disciplines in HDS-LEE?
World Climate Change Conference
HDS-LEE PI and FZJ atmospheric scientist Prof. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr attended the 27th World Climate Change Conference and was lead author of the chapter on short-lived climate pollutants in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
A tool to identify measures to improve air quality
HDS-LEE supervisor Dr. Anne Caroline Lange reviewed together with researchers at IEK-8 previous estimates of the number of sources of air pollutants commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency. The results of the studies are an important tool for identifying measures to improve air quality.
HIDA Trainee Network – Applications is now OPEN!
Apply to the HIDA Trainee Network now! The HIDA Trainee Network is a Helmholtz-wide exchange program for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers whose research has a strong connection to (applied) information or data sciences. The Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) financially supports up to three-month long research stays at another Helmholtz Center. Our goal is to spark collaborations between the centers and build an interdisciplinary community of data scientists.
MiBioLab successfully applied for the Helmholtz Enterprise Spin-off Program
MiBioLab, one Spin-off linked to HDS-LEE, gets further funding as an Helmholtz Innovation Lab with the aim to develop an automated microbioreactor platform to accelerate the development of sustainable bioprocesses.
Large-scale experiment to study the impact of climate change on crops
The large-scale experiment AgraSim is put into operation soon at FZJ. In this way, scientists around Prof. Nicolas Brüggemann expect to gain insights into the effects of climate change on crops.
Early Warning System to control epidemic outbreaks
HDS-LEE supervisor Dr. Katharina Nöh is involved in the project to create an Integrated Early Warning System for Local Recognition, Prevention, and Control for Epidemic Outbreaks (LOKI). The aim of LOKI is to provide the local health authorities (LHA) with a platform for early detection, prevention, and mitigation of epidemics with pandemic potential.
HDS-LEE at HIDA summer exchange program with BGU
Christian Gerloff will participate in the HIDA summer exchange program with the Data Science Research Center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (DSRC@BGU) in Be’er Sheva Israel. He will work on a six-week-long project together with data scientists at BGU. In his project, an interdisciplinary team from HDS-LEE and DSRC@BGU examines geometric deep learning on large MRI datasets to enhance the classification of brain networks for potential future biomarkers.