Prof. Ulrich Schurr zum Urteil zu Genom Editing 

Mit der Genomschere CRISPR/Cas9 und anderen Werkzeugen des sogenannten Genome Editing kann das Erbgut von Organsimen so einfach und gezielt wie nie zuvor verändert werden. Doch seit dem Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs (EuGH) Ende Juli sollen Nutzpflanzen, die durch solche Methoden erzeugt werden, wie klassische gentechnisch veränderte Pflanzen reguliert werden.

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Quantum mechanics is one of the central pillars of modern physics. This mathematically complex theory which allows the properties and laws of matter to be described is, however, rather to understand intuitively. Generations of young scientists have approached this difficult concept with the help of double-slit experiments that clearly demonstrate wave – particle duality. Two new videos from the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) offer a practical alternative to this.

The videos clarify fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics using neutron scattering experiments from research undertaken at the Jülich institute. The videos are around 5 and 4 minutes in length respectively, and are appropriate for use in an introductory lecture course in quantum mechanics or for self-study purposes.

Video 1: quantization, quantum phase transitions and scattering at lattices

Quelle: Forschungszentrum Jülich/TRICKLABOR

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Jülich Blogs is the blog platform of Forschungszentrum Jülich, one of the largest research centres in Europe. In addition to the company website, which provides information in a neutral manner at www.fz-juelich.de, our blog entries are full of colourful and enthusiastic first-hand information: scientists, PhD students, and employees of Forschungszentrum Jülich write about their work as well as challenges and successes in their laboratories, and grant personal insights to Jülich research.

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