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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2012

38 Forschungszentrum Jülich | Annual Report 2012 Forschungszentrum Jülich provides the research community with access to unique instruments and facilities ranging from the JUQUEEN supercomputer to state-of-the-art tools for nanotechnology. Scientists from Jülich also operate top- class research instruments not only on campus, but also at other locations in Germany and throughout the world. In addition, Jülich is active in supporting early-career scientists and its project management organization has two other branch offices in Germany. Forschungszentrum Jülich is represented: • in Aachen through the German Re- search School for Simulation Sciences (GRS) and the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) (for more on JARA, see p. 64). GRS GmbH is an independ- ent subsidiary of Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a joint graduate school with equal shareholders Forschungszen- trum Jülich and RWTH Aachen Univer- sity, GRS offers programmes for post- External Involvement and Platforms graduate students and PhD students in computer science and engineering; • at the research reactor in Garching near Munich through the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)*; • at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laborato- ry (ORNL), USA; • at the high-flux reactor at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France. Forschungszentrum Jülich is a joint shareholder of ILL along with the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atom- ique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA, France), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) and the Science and Tech- nology Facilities Council (STFC, UK). Jülich holds 33% of the shares. This guarantees the participation of the entire German neutron research com- munity in the operation of ILL; • at Project Management Jülich’s branch offices in Berlin and Rostock- Warnemünde – PTJ is a largely in- dependent organizational unit of Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; • in Düsseldorf, where Technology Transfer runs the head office of the German biotechnology cluster BIO.NRW. This office initiates coopera- tions between research institutions, companies, investors, and politics on the regional, national, and internation- al level. As a member of the Helmholtz Associa- tion (HGF), Forschungszentrum Jülich is also represented internationally by the HGF’s offices in Brussels, Moscow and Beijing. * JCNS is one of the institutes of Forschungszentrum Jülich. It operates neutron scattering instruments at the leading international neutron sources FRM II, ILL and SNS as part of a joint strategy. German neutron research, which is concentrated at the research neutron source FRM II in Garching, has been given a name of its own. As of February 2013, the successful cooperation between Technische Universität München, Forschungszentrum Jülich and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) will be known as the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ).