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Physics - 08.07.2010
World’s Particle Physics Labs Take Amateur Photographers Behind the Scenes
Geneva, 8 July 2010 - Picture this: For the first time, amateur photographers around the world collide with the past, present and future of particle physics.

Physics - Chemistry - 08.07.2010
Protons – smaller than we thought
Protons – smaller than we thought
The proton – one of the smallest building-blocks of all matter – is even smaller than had previously been assumed. This discovery is the result of experiments carried out at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland, by an international research team.

Physics - Environment - 23.06.2010
Swiss Energy Research in the European Alliance
Swiss Energy Research in the European Alliance
The development of pathways towards a sustainable energy supply is one of the most urgent technical challenges facing us today.

Physics - Health - 03.06.2010
Physicists and medics set out strategy on physics for health
Geneva 3 June 2010. Following a workshop hosted by the CERN 1 European particle physics laboratory in February, doctors and physicists today published a strategy for harnessing physics for health.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 31.05.2010
Particle Chameleon Caught in the act of Changing
Researchers announced the first direct observation of a tau particle in a muon neutrino beam sent through the Earth from CERN, 730km away. This is a significant result, providing the final missing piece of a puzzle that has been challenging science since the 1960s, and giving tantalizing hints of new physics to come.

Physics - Chemistry - 22.04.2010
IBM Research creates world’s smallest 3D map; brings low cost and ease of use to the fabrication of nanoscale objects
Made in IBM Labs: IBM Research creates world's smallest 3D map; brings low cost and ease of use to the fabrication of nanoscale objects Zurich, Switzerland, and San Jose, CA, 22 April 2010—IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have created a 3D map of the earth so small that 1,000 of them could fit on one grain of salt.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 19.04.2010
The mass concentration of volcanic ash from Iceland in European airspace
The mass concentration of volcanic ash from Iceland in European airspace
Data of the Paul Scherrer Institute from the High-Alpine Research Station Jungfraujoch yield important information. The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland has stalled flight traffic in large regions of Europe. Decision makers had to base their decisions mainly on model calculations for the volcanic plume dispersion.

Physics - 30.03.2010
LHC research programme gets underway
Geneva, 30 March 2010. Beams collided at 7 TeV in the LHC at 13:06 CEST, marking the start of the LHC research programme. Particle physicists around the world are looking forward to a potentially rich harvest of new physics as the LHC begins its first long run at an energy three and a half times higher than previously achieved at a particle accelerator.

Physics - 23.03.2010
CERN sets date for first attempt at 7 TeV collisions in the LHC
Geneva, 23 March 2010. With beams routinely circulating in the Large Hadron Collider at 3.5 TeV, the highest energy yet achieved in a particle accelerator, CERN has set the date for the start of the LHC research programme. The first attempt for collisions at 7 TeV (3.5 TeV per beam) is scheduled for 30 March.

Physics - 19.03.2010
LHC sets new record – accelerates beam to 3.5 TeV
Geneva, 19 March 2010. At just after 5:20 this morning, two 3.5 TeV proton beams successfully circulated in the Large Hadron Collider for the first time. This is the highest energy yet achieved in a particle accelerator, and an important step on the way to the start of the LHC research programme.

Physics - 04.03.2010
CERN to celebrate International Women’s day
Geneva, 4 March 2010. On Monday 8 March, CERN 1 will take on a distinctly feminine look as the laboratory celebrates the role of women in physics. Often seen as a male preserve, the reality is rather different, with women playing key roles across all areas of CERN activity. “At CERN, and in particle physics the world over, talent is the only criterion that counts,? said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2010
AMS experiment embarks on first leg of mission into space
Geneva, 12 February 2010. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) left CERN 1 this morning on the first leg of its journey to the International Space Station (ISS). A special convoy carrying the experiment is due to arrive at the European Space Agency's research and technology centre, ESTEC, at Noordwijk in the Netherlands in six days time.

Physics - Chemistry - 19.01.2010
  Mit künstlichen Biomolekülen zum Nanodraht
Zurich - University of Zurich Die Universität Zürich geht in der Entwicklung auf dem Gebiet der Nanotechnologie neue Wege.

Pharmacology - Physics - 18.01.2010
Attacking the lifeline of tumour cells
Attacking the lifeline of tumour cells
A Finnish-Swiss team cracks the atomic structure of a major cancer drug target Researchers at Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland, and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland, have determined the crystal structure of the ligand-binding domain of a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor in complex with one of its ligands (VEGF-C).

Physics - Chemistry - 21.09.2009
ETH Zurich’s head of research resigns
21.09.2009 / Zurich - ETH Zürich . At ETH Zurich, there are suspicions that scientific data may have been falsified in two publications and a doctoral thesis in 1999 and 2000.

Life Sciences - Physics - 20.02.2009
Shedding light on protein structures
20.02.2009 / Bern - SNF Protein crystallography started 50 years ago with simply structured molecules.