natural sciences

natural sciences

Physics - Jul 10
Physics
Topological materials are a new class of materials that could enable completely new types of electronic components and superconductors. In topological materials, electrons can behave differently than in conventional materials. The extent of these "exotic" phenomena depends on the so-called Chern number. New experiments have now shown that the theoretically predicted maximum value of the Chern number can be reached and even controlled in a real material.
Environment - Jul 10
Environment

To Achim Walter it's clear: the budding artificial intelligence will decisively advance agroecology. But before we can harvest the fruits of AI, computers still have a lot to learn.

Life Sciences - Jul 6
Life Sciences

The cytosolic iron sulfur assembly (CIA) pathway is required for the insertion of Fe-S clusters into proteins, including many DNA replication and repair factors. Despite its essential cellular function, this pathway remains enigmatic. A new integrative structural and biochemical study from the Thomä group now provides detailed insights into the mechanisms of Fe-S protein biogenesis.

Physics - Jul 8
Physics

A team of physicists and chemists has produced the first porous graphene ribbons in which specific carbon atoms in the crystal lattice are replaced with nitrogen atoms. These ribbons have semiconducting properties that make them attractive for applications in electronics and quantum computing, as reported by researchers from the Universities of Basel, Bern, Lancaster and Warwick in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Physics - Jun 25
Physics

With an X-ray experiment at the European Synchrotron ESRF in Grenoble (France), Empa researchers were able to demonstrate how well their real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams works. With almost 90 percent reliability, they detected the formation of unwanted pores that impair the quality of weld seams. Thanks to a special evaluation method based on artificial intelligence (AI), the detection process is completed in just 70 milliseconds.


Selected Jobs
Life Sciences - 02.07
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in 80% Schweizerische Nationalfonds (SNF), Bern
Physics - 02.07
Quantenphysiker/in Terra Quantum AG, Rorschach
Materials Science - 23.06
Professor/in Nanomaterial- und Oberflächenchemie (80−100 %) Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Muttenz
Chemistry - 23.06
Professor/in für Angewandte Organische Chemie (80−100 %) Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Muttenz
Economics/Business - 23.06
Portfolio Operations Director F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel
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