Information & Data Science
From research into the tiniest constituents of matter on Earth to the view of our planet from outer space via satellite images, Helmholtz scientists collect huge quantities of data every day.
These data are the guarantor of our cutting-edge research: They inspire our teams to constantly develop new, creative research approaches and provide the knowledge from which we develop innovative solutions to the central questions of our time.
The use of state-of-the-art systems for data analysis, such as artificial intelligence, big data or innovative imaging methods, is a matter of course for us. Our researchers have enormous expertise in data processing and can access an extremely powerful IT infrastructure. We are constantly acquiring new, even more precise data through the operation of large-scale scientific equipment: From satellites, which we equip with specially developed measuring instruments, to accelerator facilities that are in high demand internationally, to supercomputers of the highest international class. Large-scale facilities allow extremely complex simulations, for example, for extensive climate models.
Our highly specialized IT experts ensure that we can make optimal use of this unique environment for our research. IT staff facilitate access to relevant data for our scientists, initiate IT-driven research projects, network databases and develop innovative software. At the same time, they protect our networks against misuse from outside and reliably implement the rules of data protection. More about the activities in the area of Information & Data Science: