How do volcanoes and solar activity affect our climate?
Climate simulations for the future: In HIDA's Virtual Climate Challenge, more than 30 scientists tried to figure out how volcanic and solar activities of the past are reflected in today's climate models.
Traveling through time in the arctic
Gregor Pfalz has the air of a young researcher who is burning to get to the bottom of things. Which fits perfectly, because his work as a doctoral candidate at the HEIBRiDS Data Science School in Berlin involves analyzing data from sediment collected from Arctic lakes, with the aim of making predictions about the climate of the future. And how does this work? It takes a lot of patience and a merging of two disciplines - geology and computer science.
Why smokers, men, and the elderly tend to be more severely affected by COVID-19
Helmholtz researchers have used single-cell analytics to find a potential molecular explanation as to why some people are at greater risk of being more severely affected by COVID-19.
Predicting the climate with machine learning
Could the surface temperature in the tropical Atlantic be one of the causes of droughts in the Mediterranean region? With the help of machine learning, Eduardo Zorita at the Helmholtz Centre for Materials and Coastal Research in Geesthacht (HZG) is trying to find out which factors have an impact on the climate.
Machine learning to improve cities
Armed with social media data and satellite images, Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu and her team at the German Aerospace Center are creating global maps of urban areas that can be used to manage urbanization in the era of climate change.
Algorithms to prevent mudslides
In order to be better prepared for extreme weather events in the future, scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research are trying to map the laws of nature using algorithms.
Math for the marine environment
Maria-Theresia Verwega is a mathematician with all her heart and she loves the sea. That's why she decided to write her PhD at MarDATA - a new, interdisciplinary research school of the Helmholtz Association where marine data scientists are trained.
Connecting data and knowledge
With the help of deep learning methods, the "Big Data Analytics" working group is creating a model of the human brain. The results should also be of use to other research areas
Don't be afraid of AI
Founders are increasingly turning research processes upside down with new AI solutions. Sergey Biniaminov now initiates further projects with KIT students.
World leader in Informatics Research
Her algorithms can be found in route planners, navigation devices and timetable information systems worldwide. Now Dorothea Wagner is the first woman to receive the Konrad-Zuse-Medal