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Physics - Chemistry - Sep 17
Physics - Chemistry
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. When using our webcam or cell phone camera, we experience the tremendous capabilities of cheap and compact sensors developed in the past decades for the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Life Sciences - Chemistry - Sep 11
Life Sciences - Chemistry

Researchers have discovered that they can use light-sensitive molecules to switch genetic networks on and off as required. Their finding gives rise to an easy method for dynamically controlling biotechnological substance production.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - Aug 31
Life Sciences - Chemistry

Organoid? was launched today. It aims at validating organoids as faithful models of human biology, combining single-cell profiling and organoid technology.

Chemistry - Physics - Aug 20
Chemistry - Physics

Electrons are able to move within molecules, for example when they are excited from outside or in the course of a chemical reaction. For the first time, scientists have now succeeded in studying the first few dozen attoseconds of this electron movement in a liquid.

Physics - Chemistry - Sep 4
Physics - Chemistry

Researchers, working at the boundary between classical and quantum physics, have developed a method for quickly spotting molecules with particularly interesting electron properties.

Chemistry - Physics - Aug 24
Chemistry - Physics

An international research team led by the University of Bern has succeeded in developing an electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells which, in contrast to the catalysts commonly used today, does not require a carbon carrier and is therefore much more stable. The new process is industrially applicable and can be used to further optimize fuel cell powered vehicles without CO2 emissions.

Chemistry - Physics - Aug 18
Chemistry - Physics

Physicists from Switzerland, Japan and Germany have unveiled the mechanism by which the first event of respiration takes place in heme proteins.


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Chemistry is one of Switzerland’s model industries. The excellent education and the high level of cooperation between the private sector, academic institutions, investors and authorities attracts researchers and companies from all over the world.

Web Portals in Chemistry

  • Swiss Portal to organic chemistry:Find everything about organic chemistry at organische-chemie.ch
  • The Organic Chemistry Portal offers an overview of recent topics, interesting reactions, and information on the most important chemicals.  
  • Find information about organic synthesis on the german webpage internetchemie (also in english).

Societies and Organisations

  • The Swiss Chemical Society represents chemistry in the broadest sense in Switzerland and in international organizations.
  • SGCI Chemie Pharma Schweiz is the umbrella organisation of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry across the whole of Switzerland. Its 180 member companies are active mainly in the research, development, production or sale of pharmaceutical specialities, vitamins, industrial speciality chemicals, plant protection products as well as aromas and fragrances.

Conferences and News

  • Find worldwide conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs about chemistry at Chemistry-Conference.
  • The online magazine Analytic News provides news and information for analytic laboratories.

2011: International Year of Chemistry

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 ( IYC 2011) was a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. It is an initiative of IUPAC , the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and of UNESCO , the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It involves chemical societies, academies, and institutions worldwide, and relies on individual initiatives to organize local and regional activities. Switzerland’s labs were participating offering a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages.