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Information Technology: Fundamentals for the Future 


Challenges in Modern IT

nformation and information processing are fundamental to modern society. This applies to many aspects of our daily life. In order to meet the grand challenges facing humanity in the future, information and communication technologies must continue to develop at a rapid pace.

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Our Research Areas

We are dedicated to the discovery and interpretation of new phenomena in condensed matter, the development of novel materials and functional structures at the nano- and quantum-scale as well as innovation in experimental and theoretical methods.

Our Research Areas


World-class Infrastructure

The scientific work undertaken in the Peter Grünberg Institute makes full use of an extensive research infrastructure within Forschungszentrum Jülich and beyond.

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An Excellent Network

A particular strength of the Peter Grünberg Institute is the ability to tackle complex multi-scale problems using an integrated approach, involving scientists across and also beyond the boundaries of its own departments.

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Structure and Organization

The Peter Grünberg Institute consists of 15 scientific departments (PGI-1 to PGI-9 and PGI-12 to PGI-15, and the JARA Institutes PGI-10 and PGI-11) each with complementary research interests, and a support unit comprising of a technical/scientific infrastructure.

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About Peter Grünberg (1939 - 2018)

Advancing fundamental research to pave the way for novel technological concepts in information technology – this motto encapsulates the work of Peter Grünberg, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2007. It is also the guiding principle of the Peter Grünberg Institute, named after the famous scientist.

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