On 12 October, HBP Scientific Director Katrin Amunts and Tommaso Calarco, chair of the Quantum Community Network of the Quantum Flagship, presented two special pieces from Forschungszentrum Jülich to the European Commission in Brussels: an enlarged image of human brain fibres and a true-to-scale replica of the quantum computer "OpenSuperQ".
The two European Flagship projects represent innovations for Europe's scientific and technological sovereignty and are both unique in the European research landscape. "Both exhibits illustrate the successes of the two European flagship initiatives particularly vividly. As such, they can be displayed in the European Commission and symbolise how far cooperation at the European level can take us," said Astrid Lambrecht, member of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich, in her welcome address during the ceremony.
Handover of the two exhibits from Jülich at the European Commission (from left): Gustav Kalbe (Head of Unit - High Performance Computing and Quantum Technologies, Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, CNECT), Thomas Skordas (Deputy Director-General, CNECT), Astrid Lambrecht (Member of Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich, FZJ), Katrin Amunts (HBP Scientific Director, FZJ), Roberto Viola (Director General, CNECT) und Tommaso Calarco (Chair of the Quantum Community Network of the Quantum Flagship, FZJ). Copyright: European Commission