Information & Data Science Pilot Projects

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The Incubator continues to provide impetus for strengthening information and data-based research at the Association. For instance, the Incubator catalyzes the development of pioneering projects that cross the traditional boundaries between disciplines and research fields. Having initiated five innovative pilot projects in 2017, Helmholtz is strengthening the topic of Information & Data Science in a second call for applications for pilot projects and investing an additional 40 million euros in total in the future of the research.

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The Incubator continues to provide impetus for strengthening information and data-based research at the Association. For instance, the Incubator catalyzes the development of pioneering projects that cross the traditional boundaries between disciplines and research fields. Having initiated five innovative pilot projects in 2017, Helmholtz is strengthening the topic of Information & Data Science in a second call for applications for pilot projects and investing an additional 40 million euros in total in the future of the research.

Further Information and contact: Dr. Andreas Dietz (DLR), Andreas.Dietz(at)dlr.de

How will the climate develop, how secure is our energy supply, and what chances does molecular medicine offer? The rapidly increasing amount of data offers radically new opportunities to address today’s most pressing questions of society, science, and economy: Data, outcomes and predictions are, however, subject to uncertainties. The goal of the project Uncertainty Quantification is to understand these uncertainties through methods of probability theory, and to include them into research and outreach. The project connects applied researchers from the four research fields Earth & Environment, Energy, Health, and Information among each other and with Helmholtz data science experts, as well as external university partners from mathematics and econometrics.

Further Information and contact: Prof. Dr. Martin Frank (KIT), martin.frank(at)kit.edu & Prof. Dr. Christiane Fuchs (HMGU), christiane.fuchs(at)helmholtz-muenchen.de

 

Pilot Lab Exascale Earth System Modelling  researches specific concepts for Earth system models on exascale supercomputers. So-called extreme events – such as hurricanes caused by climate change as well as droughts or torrential rains – can lead to dramatic changes in our society and the environment. At the same time, current climate models aren’t precise enough to simulate these exact types of events and need to be made capable of working at a much higher resolution. But the computing power of today’s supercomputers cannot simply be increased – among other things, this would consume far too much energy. This means that completely new types of modeling concepts will be required. Researchers and IT experts are working together at PL-EESM to develop the necessary software and new hardware concepts.

Further Information and contact: PD Dr. Martin Schultz (FZ Jülich), m.schultz(at)fz-juelich.de

 

Ptychography is a computational method to use correlated measurements in order to reconstruct an object from diffraction images. Using such a ‘virtual lense’ allows to push microscopic imaging beyond the boundaries of classical optics.

The method recently gained much interest because of the availability of an iterative algorithm to solve the reconstruction problem and sufficient computing capacity to deal with large data sets and high computational demands.

The project embraces the challenge to push ptychography towards routine operation with various radiation sources (X-ray, electrons, XUV light). Towards this aim, optical expertise will be combined with data sciences. Hereby, Ptychography 4.0 follows the Industry 4.0 paradigm in separating data acquisition from processing such that resources will be used most efficiently.

Further Information and contact: PD Dr. Wolfgang zu Castell (HMGU), castell(at)helmholtz-muenchen.de & Prof. Dr. Christian Schroer (DESY), christian.schroer(at)desy.de

 

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