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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2011 | Forschungszentrum Jülich 5555 SharingKnowledge Visiting scientists Eastern Europe 67 Asia 121 Other 3 America 23 665 Western Europe 535 of which from Germany 2011 Total 872 Number of countries 40 China In January 2011, Chairman of the Board of Directors Prof. Achim Bachem and Prof. Thomas Lippert from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) visited the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjing and agreed on a cooperation. In October, a workshop then took place at the Computer Network Information Center in Beijing and a cooperation agreement was signed. The agreement provides for trilateral co- operation with the US National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the Uni- versity of Illinois. Together with RWTH Aachen University, Forschungszentrum Jülich held a workshop on “Processes in the Yangtze River System – Experiences and Per- spectives”. The Chinese and German partners involved in the Yangtze-HYDRO pro- ject discussed the status of their work on the ecological consequences of the Three Gorges Dam. Middle East A delegation from Jülich participated in the first German- Palestinian collaborative workshop organized by the Fed- eral Ministry of Education and Research together with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Research in Ra- mallah. As a direct result of this, nine Palestinian schol- arship holders took part in the 43rd IFF Spring School on “Scattering Methods for Condensed Matter Research: Towards Novel Applications at Future Sources”. As part of a German-Israeli forum on research cooperation, which took place in Aachen and was initiated by Federal Research Minister Prof. Annette Schavan in cooperation with her Israeli counterpart Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, the Israeli Research Minister visited Forschungszentrum Jülich in June. Russia In June 2011, Russian and German scientists came to Jülich for a workshop on “Future Trends in Nanoelectronics”. The workshop was part of the German-Russian Year of Science. It aimed to consolidate existing collaborations and to foster the creation of a German-Rus- sian research network for nanoelectronics. Particular attention was given to contributions from early-career scientists and students.