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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2011 | Forschungszentrum Jülich GLORIA 11 December 2011 | A new infrared camera developed by Helmholtz Association scientists from Jülich and Karlsruhe is used for the first time. On board the research aircraft Geo- physica, the camera known as GLORIA will lift off from the airport in Kiruna, Sweden. It will measure greenhouse gas- es and atmospheric movements with unprecedented accu- racy at an altitude of ten to twenty kilometres. Similar in- struments will also be installed in the future on satellites to collect climatic data. Bioeconomy Cooperation with Brazil 20 January 2012 | At an event in Berlin attended by German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner and her Brazilian counterpart Mendes Ribeiro Filho, it was agreed that the Brazilian Agri- cultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) will set up a labo- ratory on campus at Jülich. Brazilian researchers will work closely with the Bioeconomy Science Center in order to in- crease the yield and quality of agricultural products while si- multaneously conserving natural resources. Unique Electron Microscope 29 February 2012 | Green light for PICO. The electron mi- croscope in the Ernst Ruska Centre (ER-C) has a record res- olution of fifty billionths of a millimetre, and allows users from science and industry to achieve progress in areas such as energy research and information technology (see “Unique Insights with the Best Electron Microscopes of our Time”, p. 43). ER-C is jointly run by RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich within the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA). 15 New Possibilities for Solar Energy Researchers 22 February 2012 | High-ranking representatives from sci- ence and politics officially present the plans for the techni- cal facility for photovoltaics research. “Here, our researchers will be able to test photovoltaic modules as large as 1.4m2 for ageing, sensitivity to light and defects,” said Jülich’s Chair- man of the Board of Directors, Prof. Achim Bachem. He con- tinued that this would allow coating and production process- es to be tested and further developed in cooperation with industry.