PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

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Location: Villigen - Zurich region
PSI, Forschungsstrasse 111, 5232 Villigen

Discipline: Physics
Affiliation: ETH Board

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.

Chemistry - Physics - Jul 5
Chemistry - Physics
Using a new method, scientists are better able to distinguish between mirror-image substances. This is important amongst others in drug development, because the two variants can cause completely different effects in the human body. Researchers from Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, EPF Lausanne (EPFL), and the University of Geneva describe the new method in the scientific journal Nature Photonics .
Health - Environment - Jun 20
Health - Environment

Researchers have measured the composition of fine dust at 22 locations in Europe. The result of this international study, led by the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, is a European map of the most important aerosol sources. The researchers have now published their findings in the journal Environment International .

Chemistry - Life Sciences - Apr 12
Chemistry - Life Sciences

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and the Italian Institute of Technology IIT have developed a novel substance that disables a protein in the cell skeleton, leading to cell death. In this way, substances of this type can prevent, for example, the growth of tumours. To accomplish this, the researchers combined a structural biological method with the computational design of active agents. The study appeared in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition .

Physics - Materials Science - Mar 14
Physics - Materials Science

PSI scientists have developed a ground-breaking achromatic lens for X-rays. This allows the X-ray beams to be accurately focused on a single point even if they have different wavelengths. The new lens will make it much easier to study nanostructures using X-rays, according to a paper just published by the researchers in the scientific.

Event - Innovation - May 12
Event - Innovation

Research within reach, on the pulse of the time: On 15 May 2022, the new exhibition in the Visitor Centre of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI will be opened to the general public. It shows how the biggest research institute in the ETH Domain - and in Switzerland - addresses the important questions that society is facing, from the energy transition and the fight against cancer to the development of new technologies.

Physics - Apr 4

Researchers at PSI have observed for the first time how tiny magnets in a special layout align themselves solely as a result of temperature changes. This view into processes that take place within so-called artificial spin ice could play an important role in the development of novel high-performance computers.



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