ETH Domain presents research highlights

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Mateusz Wyrzykowski, Co-Head of the Empa research focus ’Built Environment
Mateusz Wyrzykowski, Co-Head of the Empa research focus ’Built Environment’, presents the new research initiative ’Mining the Atmosphere’. The aim is to extract the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere on a large scale in order to develop new materials from this ’raw material’, for example for the construction sector. Image: Luzia Schär
The six institutions of the ETH Domain presented highlights from their current research to around 50 high-ranking guests from politics, research and business at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Davos on the occasion of the "World Economic Forum" (WEF).

At the same time as the World Economic Forum in Davos, the ETH Domain invited high-ranking guests from politics, research and business to the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Davos, including Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, National Council President Eric Nussbaumer, State Secretary Martina Hirayama and numerous rectors of Swiss universities. Host and Institute Director Jürg Schweizer was delighted with the great interest: "It’s great to be able to show here, in the ETH Domain’s highest research institute, what researchers in the Domain are achieving, both for science and for society." Researchers from the two universities ETH Zurich and EPFL as well as the research institutes PSI, WSL, Empa and Eawag provided insights into their work.

Christoph Hegg, Acting Director of WSL, explained: "It is important to show decision-makers in politics that innovations not only advance the economy, but also society." The fact that the scientists also look beyond their own horizons and are in close contact with researchers all over the world plays a special role in this. "One pillar of our success is international cooperation with researchers all over the world, from which Switzerland also benefits," said Michael Hengartner, President of the ETH Board.



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