Mission What is our mission?
Our research is focused on three major areas in which we are best placed to make a valuable contribution on the basis of our scientific expertise and high-performance infrastructures: information, energy, and bioeconomy.
- We explore the complex processes of the human brain in order to provide more effective diagnoses and cures for neurological disorders.
- We study the future of information processing to open up new possibilities for science and society.
- We conduct research for a sustainable energy system that can contribute to a successful transformation of the energy sector (Energiewende).
- We perform investigations for a bio-based value chain to enable a sustainable economy.
The processing of information in biological and technical systems is an overarching issue for Jülich that drives and unites the field of neuroscience with a focus on the brain, research into the fundamentals of future information technologies, and high-performance computing with supercomputers. These areas of research draw inspiration from one another at Jülich in order to open up the opportunities for science and other areas of society that emerge from a fundamental understanding of information processing in complex systems.
We aim to contribute to the successful transformation of the energy sector and to restricting climate change, which is why we are investigating energy conversion processes, storage technologies, and the mechanisms of climate change. We think in terms of value chains from basic research right up to technology and do not consider the energy system in an isolated fashion, but rather as an integrated feature of the environment and society. With our research into the pioneering topic of the bioeconomy, we are supporting the transition from an oil-based to a bio-based economy and contributing to the efforts to feed a growing global population.