Knight Watch

von Volker Hejny

Wie "dressiert" man eigentlich Deuteronen? - Teil 1

Oder auch: Wie hütet man eine Herde Deuteronen? In jedem Messzyklus arbeiten wir mit einigen Milliarden Deuteronen, die im Beschleuniger kreisen - also etwa so viele wie es Menschen auf der Erde gibt. Für unsere Messungen ist es notwendig, dass sich möglichst viele diese Deuteronen über den gesamten Messzyklus genau gleich verhalten. Für die Präzession des Spins bedeutet das in unserem Fall, dass die Deuteronen völlig synchron etwa 100 Million Pirouetten drehen müssen.

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Climate Research Taking Off

von Corinna Kloss

Goodbye StratoClim

Yesterday we had our last StratoClim measurement flight here in Kathmandu. Currently no follow up project with the Geophysica is planned. During the preparation phase on the apron it was raining, matching the mood of seeing the Geophysica taking off for the last measurement flight.

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Verändere die Welt, programmiere

von Reimar Bauer

Werkzeuge zur Entwicklung der Mission Support System Software (MSS)

Beim Schreiben von Python Software kann man auf eine Vielzahl von Tools zurückgreifen, die hilfreich das Projekt begleiten. Es fängt bei der Entwicklungsumgebung an, einer Testing Umgebung, und endet bei der Dokumentation und dem Deploymentprozess.

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Climate Research Taking Off

von Corinna Kloss

The calm before the storm

Yesterday we had a measurement flight going over India to the Bay of Bengal region. The whole flight procedure was according to schedule (i.e. the take-off was planned for 1 pm and also actually happened at 1 pm). It was a successful flight and the data look promising. It is a fairly calm day today and the preparations on the instruments for the next flight have started.

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Climate Research Taking Off

von Corinna Kloss

A typical campaign day in Kathmandu

If a flight is planned, the day can start very early (i.e. waking up at 3 am might be necessary for some people). Breakfast at the hotel starts at 6 and we have the choice between curry and western breakfast. The people at the hotel are extremely nice, even the decoration during breakfast is made for us (picture) and they plan a traditional Nepalese evening for us with live music.

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Climate Research Taking Off

von Corinna Kloss

Flight Planning

Every day a flight planning group sits together and discusses the current and forecast meteorological situation in and around Nepal (in the Asian monsoon region). The position and development of the Asian monsoon anticyclone, incoming typhoons, temperature at different heights and enhancement of different substances are looked at.

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Climate Research Taking Off

von Corinna Kloss

Three measurement flights in Nepal

After what seemed to be a slow beginning (delay of the research aircraft arrival, delay of EMC tests and also delay of equipment shipping to the campaign site), the campaign is now running at full speed and already three successful measurement flights took place (July 27th, 29th and 31st )!

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Climate Research Taking Off

von Corinna Kloss

Slow Beginning of the Campaign

Prior to the first measurement flight an EMC-test is scheduled to ensure e.g. that no measurement instrument on the aircraft interferes with the aircraft electronics. For this purpose the Geophysica is rolled out together with all measurement instruments, engines of the aircraft and the instruments are switched on and the electromagnetic field around the aircraft and at the cockpit control is measured.

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Zweikommazwei

von Sarah-Joana Pütz

Stand back, I'm going to try science!

Wenn ich an mein Praxissemester im Jülicher Forschungszentrum zurück denke, fallen mir unzählige Dinge ein. Ich sah zum ersten Mal ein menschliches Gehirn, durfte einen Roboter kennenlernen, erfuhr, dass es auf dem Campus Gebäude gibt, die auf Gelkissen gebaut sind und ließ meine Haare im Wind der Luftkühlung des Supercomputers fliegen. Hört sich cool an. War es auch.

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DocBlog

von Stefanie Hamacher

Welcome our two new representatives

One year can pass by so fast…. And now we have two newly elected representatives, which I would like to introduce today. Maybe you remember that we, the doctoral researchers, determine one delegate among our peers in every institute, who then represents his/her colleagues at the so called DocAssembly. At this event, which takes place twice a year, these delegates are allowed to elect the new spokespersons. If you remember further, at each assembly two new representatives are elected, one for the internal affairs and one for representing us on the Helmholtz level. As conclusion this means, our Newbies from November 2016 became the Oldies now and have two new fellow campaigners. Who they are and how they divided all the tasks between them, you can read below.

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Climate Research Taking Off

von Corinna Kloss

StratoClim Campaign in Nepal!!

Finally after years of challenges and struggles the main campaign of StratoClim to investigate the asian monsoon has started!! The research aircraft M55 Geophysica landed at the campaign site in Nepal, Kathmandu today (see picture) and is now ready to carry our atmospheric instruments into the upper troposphere and stratosphere during the asian monsoon.

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Do you know Bernd Mohr?

von Bernd Mohr

Colorful Science - or - Behind the Scenes of Making a SC17 Science Video

Besides the SC17 conference logo, tag line and preview video, which were introduced at past year's conference, we (that means my communication team ;-) ) is also producing a series of short videos around the "#HPC connects" conference tag line. They will showcase five large science projects which are "connecting people, systems, and science". Once produced, the videos will be published at the SC Youtube channel and of course will also be shown at the conference in November.

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Zweikommazwei

von Sarah-Joana Pütz

Auf den Hund gekommen

Im Rahmen meines Praktikums besuchte ich in der vergangenen Woche die Hundestaffel des Forschungszentrums. Richtig gelesen: Es gibt auf dem Jülicher Campus auch Mitarbeiter auf vier Pfoten. Und die absolvieren einen wirklich wichtigen Job: sie bewachen das Forschungszentrum, wie es dem Menschen alleine nicht möglich wäre.

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Zweikommazwei

von Marcel Bülow

Das sind sie - unsere JuDocs 2017

Unter dem Motto „JuDocs - Karriere made in Jülich“ haben wir am Wochenende unseren Doktoranden ihre Urkunden verliehen und sie feierlich verabschiedet. Geehrt wurden Absolventen, die in den vergangenen zwölf Monaten ihre Dissertation abgegeben haben. Insgesamt wurden 358 Doktorandinnen und 608 Doktoranden im Jahr 2016 im Forschungszentrum betreut.

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Neutron Sauce

von Tobias Cronert

(M)ein Großprojekt geht weiter: JCNS-ScienceCase-Workshop definiert wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen

"Wenn später mal viele neue Neutronenquellen auf Basis des HBS-Prinzips ihren Dienst in Europa aufgenommen haben, möchte ich, dass man sich an Unkel erinnert und sagt: 'Hier hat alles angefangen.'..."

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