Natural Sciences - Astronomy/Space
Exoplanets with a radius twice that of the Earth are rare. A team from MPIA, UNIGE and UNIBE has come up with new explanations. Why are so few exoplanets about twice the size of Earth detected? On the basis of computer simulations, a team from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) and the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Bern (UNIBE) has confirmed that the migration of sub-Neptunes planets - water-worlds - could explain this absence.
A new Master's degree programme in Space Systems will launch at ETH Zurich in autumn 2024. Interested parties can start applying in April.
With its secretariat hosted at EPFL, the Square Kilometer Array Switzerland (SKACH) consortium is celebrating two years' membership of a global project to develop the largest scientific facility ever built by humankind.
The European Space Agency's most expensive and complex mission, the LISA space antenna, has reached a major milestone: it has passed the stage of intensive testing by experts in the Mission Adoption Review process - a significant step for the LISA consortium.
A research team from the University of Münster has discovered for the first time meter-sized rocks on the surface of the moon that are covered in dust and presumably have unique properties - magnetic anomalies, for example. The findings help to understand the processes that form and change the lunar crust. The study has now been published in the "Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets".
A team of astronomers has used asteroseismology, or the study of stellar oscillations, to accurately measure the distance of stars from the Earth. Their research examined thousands of stars and checked the measurements taken during the Gaia mission to study the near Universe.
Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Dr. Emma Tolley EPFL, Lausanne
PhD Position in Isotope Geo- and Cosmochemistry Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ, Zurich
PhD Position: The Origin of Lunar Crustal Magnetization Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ, Zurich
Postdoctoral position for Cosmo EPFL, Lausanne