natural sciences

natural sciences

Physics - Sep 23
Nanoscale vortices known as skyrmions can be created in many magnetic materials. For the first time, researchers at PSI have managed to create and identify antiferromagnetic skyrmions with a unique property: critical elements inside them are arranged in opposing directions. Scientists have succeeded in visualising this phenomenon using neutron scattering.
Earth Sciences - Sep 22
Earth Sciences

Fibre-optic cables are emerging as a valuable tool for geoscientists and glaciologists. They offer a relatively inexpensive way of measuring even the tiniest glacial earthquakes - plus they can also be used to obtain more accurate images of the geological subsurface in earthquake-prone megacities.

Physics - Sep 17

Physicists propose a new path to detect infrared radiation with outstanding sensitivity, allowing detection of signals as low as that of a single quantum of light.

Astronomy - Sep 21

On Earth, auroras, also called northern lights, have always fascinated people. An international consortium involving the University of Bern has now discovered such auroras in the ultraviolet wavelength range at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Chury for short. This phenomenon was detected thanks to the analysis of data from the European Space Agency ESA's Rosetta mission.

Earth Sciences - Sep 17
Earth Sciences

Researchers have used a computer model to test a new hypothesis about the formation of the Alps while simulating seismic activity in Switzerland. This will help improve current earthquake risk models.

Selected Jobs
Computer Science - 23.09
PhD position: Data-driven control with industrial applications Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Windisch
Physics - 22.09
Full or Associate Professor in Oxide Interface Physics University of Geneva
Life Sciences - 21.09
Postdoc position (100%) – Hazard assessment of nanoparticles / tissue models Adolphe Merkle Institute, University Fribourg
Materials Science - 21.09
Postdoc / senior scientist position for the Swiss NanoAnalytics platform Adolphe Merkle Institute, University Fribourg
Life Sciences - 21.09
PhD position in Nanoscience with a focus on Light / Electronmicroscopy Adolphe Merkle Institute, University Fribourg
Life Sciences - 18.09
Internship position in Biochemical Engineering in Development Optical Biosensors CSEM - Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique, Landquart (GR)
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The following sections give you an overview of activities in natural sciences in Switzerland.