Forschungszentrum Juelich pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research addressing the pressing issues of the present. With its competence in materials science and simulation, and its expertise in physics, nanotechnology, and information technology, as well as in the biosciences and brain research, Juelich is developing the basis for the key technologies of tomorrow. In this way, Forschungszentrum Juelich helps to solve the grand challenges facing society in the fields of energy and environment, information, and brain research. Forschungszentrum Juelich is also exploring new avenues in strategic partnerships with universities, research institutions, and industry in Germany and abroad. With more than 5,000 employees, Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the large interdisciplinary research centres in Europe.