Natural, Artificial and Cognitive Information Processing (NACIP)

NACIP explores quantum phenomena and biological information processors to develop new computing concepts for integration into next generation computer systems. Besides KIT the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie participate in this program.

The program is organized in five research topics with KIT research groups being involved in three of them (bold):

  • Quantum Materials
  • Quantum Computing
  • Neuromorphic Computing and Network Dynamics
  • Molecular and Cellular Information Processing
  • Decoding Brain Organization and Dysfunction

Please find further information on the NACIP homepage.


Helmholtz Research Programme Materials Systems Engineering (MSE)

The program MSE is developing and integrating information-based techniques in material design, development and processing as a major asset for future breakthroughs. In addition to KIT, the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon are involved in the program.

The program is organised into five research topics, each with the participation of KIT research groups.

  • Functionality by Information-Guided Design: From Molecular Concepts to Materials
  • Optics & Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Systems
  • Adaptive and Bioinstructive Materials Systems
  • Scale-Bridging Designed Materials: From Fundamentals to Systems
  • Materials, Information, Discovery

Please find further information on the MSE homepage.