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Computer Science - Physics - 02.05.2024
Modular software for scientific image reconstruction
Modular software for scientific image reconstruction
EPFL engineers have developed new software called Pyxu that makes it easier and faster to reconstruct images taken at any scale. Their system employs reusable, and universally applicable, bricks of algorithms. Scientists use an array of imaging instruments to look inside living organisms, sometimes as they move, and to observe inert objects without altering their state.

Physics - Music - 08.04.2024
Rescuing music with X-rays
Rescuing music with X-rays
PSI researchers are developing a technique that uses the special synchrotron X-ray light from the Swiss Light Source SLS to non-destructively digitise recordings from high-value historic audio tapes

Education - Physics - 11.03.2024
How to fail productively
How to fail productively
In a pilot project, apprentices from four different professions in the Department of Physics had to work together to build an interactive exhibition object.

Physics - 02.02.2024
'My job as a professor keeps me forever a student'
’My job as a professor keeps me forever a student’

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 25.01.2024
Green Light for LISA
Green Light for LISA
The European Space Agency's most expensive and complex mission, the LISA space antenna, has reached a major milestone: it has passed the stage of intensive testing by experts in the Mission Adoption Review process - a significant step for the LISA consortium.

Environment - Physics - 24.01.2024
Hydrogen: handle with care
For Anthony Patt, Europe's ambitious plans for a hydrogen economy may be too ambitious, tipping the scales towards the interests of the fossil fuel industry, rather than energy consumers and the climate.

Physics - Electroengineering - 21.01.2024
An architect of nano power plants
An architect of nano power plants

Physics - 08.12.2023
Federal Council appoints Christian Rüegg as Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI for a further term of office

Environment - Physics - 05.12.2023
Quantifying groundwater through gravity variations
Quantifying groundwater through gravity variations
At a time when climate change is causing intense droughts to alternate with torrential rains, the RADMOGG project aims to assess the dynamics of the underground reservoirs to which the blue gold that falls from the sky flows, based on the measurement of minute variations in the Earth's gravity. The project's initiator, Landon Halloran, assistant professor at the University of Neuchâtel's Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermal Energy (CHYN), presented its objectives at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting on November 17 and 18 in Mendrisio (TI ).

Health - Physics - 10.11.2023
Moving X-ray images of the musculoskeletal system
Moving X-ray images of the musculoskeletal system
Today, the Dynamic Imaging Center at sitem-insel, the Swiss Institute for Translational Medicine and Entrepreneurship, opened its doors. Here, for the first time, X-ray images of a moving person can be taken simultaneously from two different directions. This enables clinical research that is unique in Europe and that represents a milestone in the investigation of musculoskeletal disorders.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 10.11.2023
One step closer to unveiling dark matter with ARRAKIHS
One step closer to unveiling dark matter with ARRAKIHS
The ARRAKHIS consortium, for which EPFL has the science lead, has just successfully passed the mission definition review of the project, a very important first milestone towards full completion of the mission preparation.

Campus - Physics - 09.11.2023
Masterful knowledge generator and visionary innovator
Masterful knowledge generator and visionary innovator

Physics - Event - 06.11.2023
Michelle Simmons receives this year's Erna Hamburger Prize
Michelle Simmons receives this year’s Erna Hamburger Prize

Physics - 01.11.2023
Two projects launched to connect error-corrected qubits
Two projects launched to connect error-corrected qubits

Life Sciences - Physics - 27.10.2023
Two ERC Synergy Grants for researchers
Two ERC Synergy Grants for researchers

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 10.10.2023
3 SNSF Ambizione Grants awarded
SNSF Ambizione grants are aimed at early-career postdoctoral researchers who wish to conduct their first independent project in Switzerland.

Health - Physics - 06.10.2023
Augmented reality helps protect against X-rays
Augmented reality helps protect against X-rays

Physics - Materials Science - 28.09.2023
SLS 2.0: 'Dark time' during the upgrade
SLS 2.0: ’Dark time’ during the upgrade
The Swiss Light Source SLS at PSI will shut down temporarily as part of a major upgrade project. It will come back online in 2025, ready to supply even more powerful synchrotron light than ever for innovative scientific experiments. At 8 a.m. on the morning of Saturday 30 September, the Swiss Light Source SLS, one of PSI's five large research facilities, will be shut down.

Physics - 21.09.2023
Warming up! 30 years of fusion research at EPFL
Warming up! 30 years of fusion research at EPFL

Materials Science - Physics - 19.09.2023
3D insights into an innovative manufacturing process
3D insights into an innovative manufacturing process
3D printing can produce highly complex shapes. But printing ceramic objects with the help of a laser is a more difficult challenge. Now researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have for the first time taken tomograms revealing what happens at microscopic level during this fabrication process. The findings will help improve this very promising technology.

Physics - Event - 07.09.2023
Swiss Science Prize Latsis 2023
Swiss Science Prize Latsis 2023
Physicist Lesya Shchutska, EPFL professor and winner of the Swiss Science Prize Latsis 2023, is paving the way for the discovery of new particles.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 25.08.2023
A contradiction at the heart of physics
A contradiction at the heart of physics
Quantum mechanics describes the forces that hold the world together on the smallest scale. The theory of relativity explains the world at the cosmic level. The two seem incompatible - and a unifying theory is nowhere in sight. Without quantum mechanics, many of the technologies that we take for granted would be inconceivable.

Physics - Health - 23.08.2023
Turning ordinary water into a disinfectant
For his semester's project, Constant Panisset is developing a cheap, robust and portable device that can turn water into a disinfectant via the principle of plasma activated water.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 25.07.2023
USI signs as a co-founder of the European Solar Telescope Foundation
USI signs as a co-founder of the European Solar Telescope Foundation

Physics - Materials Science - 25.07.2023
Masters of defects
Masters of defects
Bruno Schuler and his young team are embarking on an ambitious research project: He will selectively generate defects in atomically-thin semiconductor layers and attempt to measure and control their quantum properties with simultaneous picosecond temporal resolu­tion and atomic precision. The resulting insights are expected to establish fundamental knowledge for future quantum computers.

Physics - Research Management - 14.06.2023
Thomas Feurer appointed Head of European XFEL Management Board
Thomas Feurer appointed Head of European XFEL Management Board

Mathematics - Physics - 02.06.2023
'His mathematical intelligence was unparalleled'
’His mathematical intelligence was unparalleled’
John von Neumann was one of the most important mathematicians and computer pioneers of the 20th century - and an ETH alumnus.

Campus - Physics - 25.05.2023
Nine professors appointed

Physics - Event - 16.05.2023
Future physics technicians triumph in 'Schweizer Jugend forscht' competition
Future physics technicians triumph in ’Schweizer Jugend forscht’ competition

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 05.04.2023
Jupiter mission to explore conditions conducive to life
Jupiter mission to explore conditions conducive to life
The JUICE mission of the European Space Agency ESA, which aims to explore the planet Jupiter and its three largest moons, is all set to go. The space probe will carry on board the high-tech detector RADEM developed at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. Among other things, this will provide information about the complex radiation conditions and the highly dynamic magnetic environment of the Jupiter system.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 27.03.2023
The University of Bern is on board a mission to Jupiter
The University of Bern is on board a mission to Jupiter
The European Space Agency ESA-s Juice space mission is scheduled to start its journey to Jupiter on April 13, 2023.

Chemistry - Physics - 27.03.2023
When disorder helps solving our energy problems
When disorder helps solving our energy problems
Empa researcher Amy Knorpp wants to bring systematics into the young research field of high-entropy oxides.

Physics - Campus - 14.03.2023
Quantum research network
Quantum research network

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 06.03.2023
New tools to study the Sun's magnetic field
New tools to study the Sun’s magnetic field
The Astrophysical Spectropolarimetry research project, led by Renzo Ramelli of the USI-affiliated Istituto ricerche solari Aldo e Cele Daccò (IRSOL), has been approved by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The project aims to study the evolution and structure of the solar magnetic field, focusing on the formation of solar flares using modern equipment and innovative observation techniques.

Materials Science - Physics - 23.02.2023
'At Empa I have got the best of both worlds'
’At Empa I have got the best of both worlds’

Materials Science - Physics - 02.02.2023
With nanoeffects towards new joining processes
With nanoeffects towards new joining processes
Electronic components are becoming smaller, more complex and more powerful - this calls for new solutions for joining them. An Empa team is developing nanostructured joining materials for the next generation of microelectronics and other demanding applications. Gordon Moore was right. In April 1965, the US engineer and later co-founder of Intel predicted that the number of transistors on a chip would double about every two years.

Innovation - Physics - 30.01.2023
Swiss PIC to support Swiss photonics industry
Swiss PIC to support Swiss photonics industry

Physics - 25.01.2023
"This was the first time I failed so terribly"

Physics - Innovation - 20.01.2023
Visit of the President of the Republic of Korea to ETH Zurich
Visit of the President of the Republic of Korea to ETH Zurich

Physics - History / Archeology - 17.01.2023
Swimming Against the Current
Swimming Against the Current
In 1986, UZH physicist and IBM Fellow K. Alex Müller and his colleague J. Georg Bednorz revolutionized solid-state physics with the discovery of the first high-temperature superconductor.

Physics - 17.01.2023
"Step out of your comfort zone"

Physics - Music - 04.01.2023
For the love of physics
For the love of physics
Vira Bondar is fascinated by the fundamental questions of physics. She conducts research with ultracold neutrons and is working to make exercise sessions at ETH Zurich even more exciting.

Physics - Innovation - 30.12.2022
Further optimising car brakes
Further optimising car brakes
Researchers at PSI have joined forces with employees of the technology transfer centre ANAXAM and the industrial partner Audi Sport to shed light on a potential sticking point: they have used neutrons to examine a brake calliper in action and reveal ways of optimising it. Human lives depend on brakes.

Physics - Innovation - 22.12.2022
'Switzerland could play a key role in quantum technology'
’Switzerland could play a key role in quantum technology’

Physics - Research Management - 15.12.2022
3.1 million in funding for new research projects at PSI
3.1 million in funding for new research projects at PSI
Scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI are to receive two prestigious SNSF Starting Grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), amounting to 3.1 million Swiss francs.

Physics - Research Management - 15.12.2022
Empa and EPFL to join a 120+ Mio EU Priority Program
Empa and EPFL to join a 120+ Mio EU Priority Program

Materials Science - Physics - 09.12.2022
Lorenz Herrmann new member of the Empa's Directorate
Lorenz Herrmann new member of the Empa’s Directorate

Physics - Innovation - 08.12.2022
New materials for the computer of the future
New materials for the computer of the future
Novel materials could revolutionise computer technology. Research conducted by scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI using the Swiss Light Source SLS has reached an important milestone along this path. Microchips are made from silicon and work on the physical principle of a semiconductor. Nothing has changed here since the first transistor was invented in 1947 in the Bell Labs in America.

Life Sciences - Physics - 05.12.2022
Mighty proteins keep DNA regions close for longer
Mighty proteins keep DNA regions close for longer
New work by FMI researchers shows that key proteins help to stabilize the interaction between otherwise highly dynamic DNA structures.

Physics - Innovation - 30.11.2022
A new chair in quantum communication in Geneva
A new chair in quantum communication in Geneva
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