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Physics - 14.07.2020
Christophe Galland picks up good vibrations from photons
Christophe Galland picks up good vibrations from photons
Summer Series: Science as a vocation. Christophe Galland, the head of EPFL's Laboratory of Quantum and Nano-Optics, believes that teaching and research are inextricably linked.

Chemistry - Physics - 14.07.2020

Physics - Computer Science - 10.07.2020

Physics - 09.07.2020
From music to quantum physics
From music to quantum physics
Celeste Carruth originally planned to be a musician. Now she is a physicist at ETH working to develop a new technique for controlling ions.

Physics - Event - 02.07.2020

Physics - 25.06.2020
A new material for light-matter interactions
A new material for light-matter interactions
EPFL scientists have coupled a new material with light at the level of a single photon. The achievement opens up prospects for better controlling and understanding the properties of quantum-correlated systems, where theoretical calculations are difficult.

Physics - Innovation - 19.06.2020
Particle physicists update strategy for the future of the field in Europe
Geneva, 19 June 2020. Today, the CERN Council announced that it had unanimously updated the strategy intended to guide the future of particle physics in Europe within the global landscape (the document is available here ).

Materials Science - Physics - 18.06.2020
Graphene with sodium could make better batteries
Graphene doped with sodium can be a key player in making cheap batteries and spintronic devices, EPFL scientists discover.

Physics - 12.06.2020
Adding noise for completely secure communication
Adding noise for completely secure communication
How can we protect communications against "eavesdropping" if we don't trust the devices used in the process? This is one of the main questions in quantum cryptography research. Researchers at the University of Basel and ETH Zurich have succeeded in laying the theoretical groundwork for a communication protocol that guarantees one hundred percent privacy.

Physics - Chemistry - 09.04.2020
Bringing magnetic resonance to fertility treatment
Bringing magnetic resonance to fertility treatment
EPFL spin-off Annaida is developing a magnetic resonance system that can detect the chemistry inside the tiniest living organisms.

Physics - 02.04.2020
The new reality at ETH
The new reality at ETH
The coronavirus crisis forced ETH Zurich to suspend its experimental research activity and switch to virtual teaching at short notice.

Physics - Career - 01.04.2020
Christian Rüegg new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute
Christian Rüegg new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute
The Swiss Federal Council already elected him as PSI's new Director last November. Today (1 April), Christian Rüegg took over the helm at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in difficult times. The coronavirus pandemic is also a challenge for large organisations and employers like PSI. However, PSI's unique research facilities also offer opportunities for researching the virus and thus finding ways to combat it.

Physics - Environment - 06.03.2020
19 new professors appointed
At its last meeting, the ETH Board appointed a total of 19 new professors at the request of the President of ETH Zurich, Joël Mesot.

Physics - Electroengineering - 05.03.2020
Longest microwave quantum link
Longest microwave quantum link
Physicists at ETH Zurich have demonstrated a five-metre-long microwave quantum link, the longest of its kind date. It can be used both for future quantum computer networks and for experiments in basic quantum physics research. Collaboration is everything - also in the quantum world. To build powerful quantum computers in the future, it will be necessary to connect several smaller computers to form a kind of cluster or local network (LAN).

Physics - Health - 13.02.2020
IRSOL, where Ticino and solar physics come together
DAML and Canton: a private and scalable platform for breaking information silos Faculty of Informatics José Ossandon (Copenhagen Business School): The concept of market (after market design) Faculty

Physics - 30.01.2020
A partnership to boost researchers' career prospects in Croatia
For several years now, EPFL has been working closely with the Croatian authorities to give young researchers the opportunity to lead research programs in Croatia.

Physics - Event - 24.01.2020

Materials Science - Physics - 17.12.2019

Physics - Materials Science - 13.12.2019

Mathematics - Physics - 25.11.2019
The random importance of clouds
The random importance of clouds
Juhan Aru is a new professor in Mathematics at EPFL where he holds the Chair of Random Geometry. His work aims at understanding geometric properties of models where randomness and geometry meet.

Chemistry - Physics - 20.11.2019
A chemist and her children
A chemist and her children
This year Renana Gershoni-Poranne was awarded a Branco Weiss Fellowship. The ETH chemist will use the research grant to design innovative compounds that can be used in future generations of electronic devices.

Event - Physics - 16.11.2019

Physics - 28.10.2019
A step-by-step guide to build hydrogen filling stations
A step-by-step guide to build hydrogen filling stations
Hydrogen is considered a promising solution for mobility without fossil fuels. What is still missing, however, is a nation-wide network of fueling stations. One reason for this: The approval procedure for the planning and construction of hydrogen filling stations is still very confusing, as experience is largely lacking.

Physics - Materials Science - 25.10.2019
Joining in the nano- and micrometer range
Joining in the nano- and micrometer range
Empa recently founded the NMJ Association together with partner institutions from Japan, Canada, China, the USA and Germany.

Physics - Chemistry - 24.09.2019
A chip to measure vacuums
A chip to measure vacuums
Vacuums are a vital part of the processes - such as freeze-drying - used to make and preserve countless everyday items and must be measured with precision. An EPFL spin-off, Hexisense, is bringing to market a gallium nitride-based chip that can measure the quantity of certain gas molecules cheaply and with unrivalled precision.

Transport - Physics - 10.09.2019
Low-noise landing thanks to pilot assistance system
Low-noise landing thanks to pilot assistance system
Approach and landing are among the most complex phases of a flight.

Physics - Innovation - 01.09.2019

Physics - Innovation - 30.08.2019
ETH+: Five further initiatives selected
In the second round of ETH+, the Executive Board's funding instrument for new research ideas and exchange between disciplines and departments, five new initiatives were selected.

Pharmacology - Physics - 29.08.2019
A biosensor to help rheumatoid arthritis patients
A biosensor to help rheumatoid arthritis patients
This Friday, 30 August, a team of EPFL students will take part in the SensUs competition at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Physics - Computer Science - 29.08.2019
Quantum computers and the future of computation
Are there limits to what computers are actually able to compute, and do quantum computers really solve more problems than conventional computers' Computer scientist Scott Aaronson will discuss these kinds of fundamental questions during the Paul Bernays Lectures 2019. In 2007, something unusual happened: an ad spot ran on Australian TV that involved two models in a dressing room discussing quantum mechanics.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 28.08.2019

Physics - Philosophy - 22.08.2019
A good ear for time travel - or how time really ticks
A good ear for time travel - or how time really ticks
Time is a fundamental dimension of human existence and comes in many forms. Using a comparative approach, philosopher and physicist Norman Sieroka looks at what distinguishes them, using time travel and music.

Physics - Materials Science - 26.06.2019
Empa paves the way for hydrogen mobility
Hydrogen mobility in Switzerland is picking up speed. The mobility demonstrator "move", which Empa opened in Dübendorf about three years ago with the support of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and various industrial partners, laid an important foundation stone for this and has been continuously developing since then.

Materials Science - Physics - 25.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 21.06.2019
PSI imaging helps with rocket launches
PSI imaging helps with rocket launches
Components for ESA rockets are illuminated with neutrons Rockets from the European Space Agency ESA fly into space with support from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. Imaging carried out at PSI in cooperation with Dassault Aviation ensures the quality of certain components of the Ariane 5 and Vega launch vehicles.

Physics - Environment - 17.06.2019
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
EPFL's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering has received a grant from Google to use shaped electron beams in the cutting-edge field of Nuclear Excitation by Electron Capture (NEEC). Dr Fabrizio Carbone's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering (LUMES) today announced that Google has funded a 4-year research project in the lab.

Physics - Administration - 13.06.2019

Physics - Innovation - 13.05.2019
In Granada, the European particle physics community prepares decisions for the future of the field
Geneva and Granada. The European particle physics community is meeting this week in Granada, Spain, to discuss the roadmap for the future of the discipline.

Physics - 19.04.2019
EPFL to host the International Physicists' Tournament 2019
EPFL to host the International Physicists' Tournament 2019
Physics enthusiasts will descend on Switzerland for this year's tournament, as the School defends the gold medal it won in 2018 - this time on its home turf.

Physics - Mathematics - 03.04.2019
ERC Grants for Research at UZH
ERC Grants for Research at UZH
Three researchers at the University of Zurich have received an ERC Advanced Grant. A physicist, a mathematician and a theologian will each receive up to 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council to continue their research.

Chemistry - Physics - 03.04.2019
ETH researchers with new ERC Grants
In its latest awarding process for the ERC Advanced Grants, the European Research Council (ERC) has selected five projects being conducted by ETH Zurich researchers.

Physics - Health - 01.04.2019
Three EPFL professors awarded ERC Advanced Grants
Three EPFL professors awarded ERC Advanced Grants
Professors Pierre Gönczy and Douglas Hanahan (School of Life Sciences), and Professor Tobias J. Kippenberg (School of Basic Sciences/School of Engineering) have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants.

Physics - Innovation - 04.02.2019
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
The first call for proposal for the EPFL Open Science Fund attracted nearly 50 propositions. Nine projects were selected and will receive support to develop ideas fostering open and reproducible research on campus, and beyond. In September 2018, EPFL President Martin Vetterli announced the creation of the Open Science Fund to support the best ideas from everyone on campus with a total of CHF 3 Mio over the period 2019-2021.

Physics - Career - 06.12.2018
EU grants 14 million to Swiss Researchers
EU grants 14 million to Swiss Researchers
Fuelling the next quantum revolution with the research project HERO An ERC Grant is the most prestigious award for excellent European research projects. A team with three researchers from the ETH Domain had also applied for such a grant. Today, Gabriel Aeppli from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Henrik Rønnow from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne EPFL and Nicola Spaldin from ETH Zurich, together with their colleague Alexander Balatsky from Nordita, Stockholm University, received the contract signed by the EU confirming the extraordinary 14 million euro funding.
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