Diversity as a program: Research center jülich

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  • Dr. Herbert Munder,

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    1. Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH D-S2425 Jülich (Germany)
    • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH D-S2425 Jülich (Germany)
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    • Herbert Münder studied physics at the RWTH Aacken, being awarded his Diploma in 1988 and his Ph.D. in 1992 for work on the microstructure of porous silicon. Since 1992 he has been working us a scientist at the Jülich research center and since 1994 he has been an Assistant to Jülich's Board of Directors.

  • Dr. Jens Simon

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    1. Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH D-S2425 Jülich (Germany)
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    • Jens Simon studied physics and German studies at the Technical University of Braunschweig. He was awarded a doctorate in German linguistics in 1990 and in theoretical physics in 1992, for work on the dynamics of coupled classical quantum mechanical systems. Since 1993 he has been working as a scientific journalist at the Jülich research center.


Abstract

The research center in Jülich is the largest of the 16 national research centers in the Federal Republic of Germany. This year, the center is 40 years old and has an anual budget of DM 485 million. In the early years the center concentrated on nuclear power-related technologies but now research carried out at the center is very interdisciplinary and very diverse. The development of the center is described, the current research priorities presented and a view of an interdisciplinary materials research future is discussed.

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