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Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 12.10.2021
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Have you ever wanted to explore outer-space? Now you can, without leaving Earth, thanks to powerful, open-source beta software VIRUP that builds - in real-time - a virtual universe based on the most detailed contemporary astrophysical and cosmological data.

Astronomy / Space - Mathematics - 29.08.2021
New Mathematical Solutions to An Old Problem in Astronomy
The Bernese theoretical astrophysicist Kevin Heng has achieved a rare feat: On paper, he has derived novel solutions to an old mathematical problem needed to calculate light reflections from planets and moons.

Astronomy / Space - Chemistry - 27.08.2021
Unravelling the mystery of brown dwarfs
Unravelling the mystery of brown dwarfs
An international team, led by the UNIGE, has investigated five astronomical objects that could help us understand the mysterious nature of brown dwarfs.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 26.08.2021
The mysterious, invisible object that keeps our galaxy in motion
What secrets are held by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way? Andrea Ghez, astronomer and Nobel Laureate in Physics, will discuss this question as part of next week's Paul Bernays Lectures 2021.

Astronomy / Space - 20.08.2021
Asclepios: Shooting for the Moon!
Asclepios: Shooting for the Moon!

Astronomy / Space - 20.07.2021
The ambivalence of being a young Nobel laureate
The ambivalence of being a young Nobel laureate

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 25.06.2021
'A universal definition of space sustainability is hard to find'
’A universal definition of space sustainability is hard to find’
Under a new rating system, it will soon be possible to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of space missions. The consortium behind the initiative, which includes the World Economic Forum (WEF), has tasked EPFL's Space Center (eSpace) with finalizing the assessment criteria and implementing the system in this fast-changing field.

Astronomy / Space - 22.06.2021
ETH Podcast: One universe - two perspectives
ETH Podcast: One universe - two perspectives

Astronomy / Space - 14.06.2021
State Secretary Hirayama in Portugal to attend Africa-Europe Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum and hold bilateral talks
State Secretary Martina Hirayama participated in the Africa-Europe Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum in Lisbon on 11 and 12 June.

Astronomy / Space - 04.06.2021
Federal Council wants Switzerland to join the international SKA Observatory

Astronomy / Space - 03.06.2021
Attractive locations work like large planets
Attractive locations work like large planets
Using large-scale mobility data from diverse cities around the globe, researchers from ETH Zurich, MIT and the Santa Fe Institute discover a powerful yet surprisingly simple travel law that governs the number of visitors to any location in a city.

Astronomy / Space - Chemistry - 21.05.2021
'The timing is perfect'
’The timing is perfect’

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 19.05.2021
EPFL works to address debris collision risk
EPFL works to address debris collision risk
Space debris threatens human safety in space and puts at risk critical space-based infrastructure that supports services such as the internet, global navigation and climate monitoring.

Astronomy / Space - 18.05.2021
Reaching for the stars
Reaching for the stars

Astronomy / Space - Campus - 10.05.2021
Defying Gravity: students shooting for the Moon
Defying Gravity: students shooting for the Moon

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 05.02.2021
EPFL moves boldly into space with its CHESS satellites
EPFL moves boldly into space with its CHESS satellites
The EPFL Spacecraft Team has set itself the ambitious goal of launching two satellites by 2023. With this bold initiative, this student team hopes to gain further insight into the chemical composition of the outermost layers of our atmosphere.

Astronomy / Space - Campus - 28.12.2020
The Galactic Chloé Show: a new star in the EPFL universe

Astronomy / Space - Economics - 17.12.2020
One-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
One-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
In its first year in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope has already revealed details of one of the most extreme exoplanets and showed its maneuverability by evading space debris.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 20.11.2020
The gravity of dreams
Why is gravity the most mysterious force of nature? Lavinia Heisenberg studies how the universe was formed, and how it is changing.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space - 29.10.2020
Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies
Researchers are at the forefront of developing some of the cutting-edge technology for the European Space Agency's first mission to remove space debris from orbit.

Astronomy / Space - 14.10.2020
Venus flyby on the way to Mercury
Venus flyby on the way to Mercury
The space probe BepiColombo, which is on its way to Mercury, will fly past Venus on October 15, 2020 - one of the deceleration maneuvers to bring the probe into orbit in front of Mercury. BepiColombo has instruments on board which were designed and built at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern.

Astronomy / Space - Economics - 28.09.2020
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
CHEOPS keeps its promise: Observations with the space telescope reveal details of the exoplanet WASP-189b - one of the most extreme planets known. CHEOPS is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, under the aegis of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva.

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 24.07.2020
After a digital reboot, IGLUNA is still shooting for the moon
After a digital reboot, IGLUNA is still shooting for the moon

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 17.06.2020
Shoot(s) for the Moon!
Shoot(s) for the Moon!

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2020
"My dream discovery would be to map the Moon’s geology."
Maria Schönbächler investigates how our solar system formed. Her work often reminds her of the importance of breaking out of established patterns.

Astronomy / Space - Administration - 11.06.2020
Student projects rescheduled and redesigned
Student projects rescheduled and redesigned

Astronomy / Space - Health - 11.06.2020
A Flight to Weightlessness from Dübendorf
A Flight to Weightlessness from Dübendorf
The fourth parabolic flight organized by the UZH Space Hub takes off today from Dübendorf airfield. A reorganization taking into account Corona safety measures has made this possible.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 20.04.2020
EPFL joins the giant radio telescope SKA for the Swiss community
EPFL joins the giant radio telescope SKA for the Swiss community
The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe's greatest mysteries will be resolved.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 20.04.2020
SKA will be the biggest radio telescope ever built
SKA will be the biggest radio telescope ever built
The Square Kilometre Array , or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe's greatest mysteries will be resolved.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 07.03.2020
Producing Human Tissue in Space
Producing Human Tissue in Space
The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers from UZH Space Hub will explore the production of human tissue in weightlessness. On 6 March at 11:50 p.m. EST, the International Space Station resupply mission Space X CRS-20 took off from Cape Canaveral (USA).

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 17.02.2020
Extreme-environment training for would-be astronauts
A hand-picked group of students, including several from EPFL, spent a grueling weekend at a space boot camp in Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps.

Astronomy / Space - Economics - 29.01.2020
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Decisive moment for the CHEOPS space telescope: The cover was opened as intended on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:38 am.

Astronomy / Space - Economics - 24.01.2020
Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days
Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days
The cover of the CHEOPS space telescope was scheduled to be opened on Monday, January 27, 2020. The date is being pushed back by a few days because several tests are being repeated.

Astronomy / Space - Transport - 10.12.2019
A new network design for the
A new network design for the "Internet from space"

Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 09.12.2019
EPFL startup heads a mission to clean up space
EPFL startup heads a mission to clean up space
ClearSpace, a spin-off of EPFL's Space Center (eSpace), has been selected to lead a major European Space Agency (ESA) space debris de-orbiting project with a total budget topping ¤100 million.

Astronomy / Space - 06.12.2019
Planned launch of the CHEOPS satellite on December 17
Planned launch of the CHEOPS satellite on December 17
The space telescope CHEOPS is scheduled to begin its journey into space on Tuesday, December 17th on board a Soyuz rocket from the European Space Agency (ESA) in Kourou, French Guiana.

Astronomy / Space - Economics - 05.12.2019
Swiss space telescope CHEOPS: Rocket launch set for 17 December 2019
Swiss space telescope CHEOPS: Rocket launch set for 17 December 2019
The space telescope CHEOPS is scheduled to begin its journey into space on Tuesday, December 17th on board a Soyuz rocket from the European Space Agency (ESA) in Kourou, French Guiana.

Astronomy / Space - Politics - 28.11.2019
ESA Ministerial Council Meeting: Switzerland to participate in new programmes and play a leading role in the removal of space debris
On 27 and 28 November 2019, State Secretary Martina Hirayama attended the European Space Agency's ESA Ministerial Council meeting in Seville ("Space 19+").

Astronomy / Space - Event - 26.11.2019
Hans Sigrist Symposium 2019: Fascinating Exoplanet Science
Hans Sigrist Symposium 2019: Fascinating Exoplanet Science

Astronomy / Space - Microtechnics - 26.11.2019
An EPFL robot in space
An EPFL robot in space
The crew of the International Space Station has taken delivery of a haptic interface designed by EPFL spin-off Force Dimension. Astronauts could one day use the device, based on the famous delta robot developed at EPFL by Reymond Clavel, to control unmanned Martian and lunar rovers from afar. In a project called METERON, the European Space Agency (ESA) is exploring how advanced robots could be used to repair satellites in orbit or probe hostile environments like the Martian and lunar surfaces.

Astronomy / Space - 25.11.2019
Media conference "Launch of the CHEOPS mission"
For the time being, the Swiss space telescope CHEOPS is scheduled to begin its journey into space in mid-December on board a Soyuz rocket from the European Space Agency (ESA) in Kourou, French Guiana.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 18.11.2019
Katie Bouman, the scientist who reveals the invisible
Katie Bouman, the scientist who reveals the invisible
The first-ever image of a black hole was unveiled to the public this past April. It was produced by a team of 200 scientists as part of the Event Horizon Telescope Project.

Astronomy / Space - 30.10.2019
5,000
5,000 "eyes" will track the expansion of the Universe
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), is a US-led project that will measure the accelerated expansion of the Universe in order to reveal the nature of dark energy. The DESI project, which has received significant contributions from EPFL's astrophysicists, is entering its final testing phase, gearing up to charter the skies.

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 04.10.2019
Taking sustainability into space
Things are changing in outer space: it is filling with debris, attracting private companies, and raising new technological challenges.

Astronomy / Space - Materials Science - 25.09.2019
SwissCube still going strong 10 years on
The tiny Swiss satellite, launched in September 2009, is still working. The fact that it has lasted so long is a testament to the skills of the students who built it.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 28.08.2019
"Green peas" provide clues to the early days of the universe

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 26.06.2019
Lunar mission deep in Zermatt's ice
On 17 June, students from EPFL and 12 other European universities headed to Zermatt as part of the IGLUNA project.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 21.06.2019
PSI imaging helps with rocket launches
PSI imaging helps with rocket launches
Components for ESA rockets are illuminated with neutrons Rockets from the European Space Agency ESA fly into space with support from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. Imaging carried out at PSI in cooperation with Dassault Aviation ensures the quality of certain components of the Ariane 5 and Vega launch vehicles.

Astronomy / Space - Event - 07.06.2019
Bern in Space - celebrating 50 years since the moon landing
Bern in Space - celebrating 50 years since the moon landing
At the end of June, the University of Bern is holding a diverse science festival to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing: a multimedia show on Bundesplatz will display milest

Politics - Astronomy / Space - 28.05.2019
ESA and EU member states highlight the importance of the space sector
The State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Martina Hirayama, participated to the 'Space Council' of ESA and EU member states in Brussels today.