PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

PSI, Forschungsstrasse 111, 5232 Villigen
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Location: Villigen
Discipline: Physics
Affiliation: Conseil des EPF / ETH Rat

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.

Life Sciences - Physics - May 20
Life Sciences - Physics
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have succeeded for the first time in recording, in action, a light-driven sodium pump from bacterial cells.  The findings promise progress in the development of new methods in neurobiology. The researchers used the new X-ray free-electron laser SwissFEL for their investigations.
Environment - Transport - May 15
Environment - Transport

Decision support for car buyers: Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute have developed a web tool called the Carculator that can be used to compare the environmental performance of passenger cars in detail.

Chemistry - Physics - May 1
Chemistry - Physics

At the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, researchers have gained insights into a promising material for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Chemistry - Environment - Mar 13
Chemistry - Environment

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method to analyse particulate matter more precisely than ever before.

Physics - Materials Science - Feb 24
Physics - Materials Science

For the first time, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have recorded a "3D film" of magnetic processes on the nanometer scale.

Microtechnics - Physics - Nov 6, 2019
Microtechnics - Physics

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions.

Environment - Economics - May 5
Environment - Economics

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have collaborated with British economists to study how energy consumption by Swiss industry develops depending on energy pricing.

Physics - Career - Apr 1
Physics - Career

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.

Physics - Astronomy - Feb 28
Physics - Astronomy

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have measured a property of the neutron more precisely than ever before.

Materials Science - Nov 12, 2019
Materials Science

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have improved a method for small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) to such an extent that it can now be used in the development or quality control of novel fibre-reinforced composites.

Chemistry - Materials Science - Oct 14, 2019
Chemistry - Materials Science

Three researchers share this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They are being honoured for their respective contributions in research that led to today's rechargeable lithium-ion batteries - and has made our smartphones and electric cars possible in their current form.




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