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Physics - Innovation - 30.11.2022

Physics - Innovation - 21.11.2022
The Nuclear Reality is Unsettling
Stephen Herzog is researching how nuclear weapons could be better controlled and eventually eliminated. For him, Putin's threats are a reason to fundamentally question the nuclear "balance of terror." "I research nuclear arms control." For years, this line produced blank stares in social settings as I tried to explain my job's importance.

Mathematics - Physics - 16.11.2022

Life Sciences - Physics - 12.10.2022

Environment - Physics - 29.09.2022
Electricity and heat on demand
If the transition to renewables is to succeed, we will need a viable means of storing surplus heat and electricity.

Environment - Physics - 20.09.2022

Physics - Materials Science - 14.09.2022
Scientist among winners in Physical sciences
Scientist among winners in Physical sciences
Which are the next walls to fall in science and society? Guided by this question, the brightest minds in the international scientific community submitted their groundbreaking projects for the prestigious "Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year 2022". The jury has made its choice - selecting among 95 nominations a project led by Empa researcher Roman Fasel as one of ten winners in the "Physical Sciences" category.

History / Archeology - Physics - 02.09.2022

Physics - Research Management - 02.08.2022

Physics - Life Sciences - 28.06.2022
Six researchers receive Advanced Grants
Six researchers receive Advanced Grants
The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded Advanced Grants to make up for the loss of European support.

Physics - Event - 16.06.2022
An ever more powerful ultrafast laser flash
An ever more powerful ultrafast laser flash
The Time-Frequency Laboratory (LTF) of the University of Neuchâtel has just achieved a new performance in the field of ultrafast lasers.

Physics - Event - 02.06.2022

Life Sciences - Physics - 20.05.2022
Appointment of EPFL professors
Appointment of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of professors at EPFL.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.04.2022

Physics - Materials Science - 11.04.2022
An eye for the smallest things
An eye for the smallest things
As head of Empa's Electron Microscopy Center, Rolf Erni has to balance many tasks: negotiating industrial contracts, promoting young scientists, teaching, supporting researchers at other Empa labs.

Health - Physics - 21.03.2022
Nontoxic, variable-stiffness threads for dexterous cardiac catheters
Nontoxic, variable-stiffness threads for dexterous cardiac catheters
Engineers at EPFL and ETH developed a variable stiffness catheter made of nontoxic threads that can transition between soft and rigid states during surgery.

Physics - Materials Science - 10.03.2022

Environment - Physics - 11.02.2022
Harnessing wind and sun to counter high-emission electricity imports
Switzerland aims to become climate-neutral by 2050 - in other words, to stop emitting greenhouse gases (GHGs). Many strategies on this path to "net zero" involve replacing fossil fuels with electricity - in mobility in the form of electric vehicles and in buildings in the form of heat pumps. In Switzerland, most of the electricity required today comes from nuclear and hydroelectric power plants - technologies with a low carbon footprint.

Physics - Materials Science - 31.01.2022
Carbon nanomaterials for future quantum technologies
Carbon nanomaterials for future quantum technologies
Twelve years of intense work are now bearing fruit - researchers at Empa have developed unique carbon materials with quite astonishing, hitherto unattained electronic and magnetic properties, which one day could be used to build quantum computers with novel architectures.

Health - Physics - 24.01.2022
New rapid test could detect coronavirus and flu simultaneously
New rapid test could detect coronavirus and flu simultaneously
Researchers from the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a rapid test for Covid-19 with a novel functional principle.

Electroengineering - Physics - 18.01.2022

Chemistry - Physics - 13.12.2021
Can oil and water mix?
Can oil and water mix?
Common experience tells us that oil and water do not mix. Yet, it turns out that they can mix when oil is dispersed as small droplets in water. This strange behavior has long vexed scientists because there is no explanation for it. A team of EPFL and ICTP scientists have studied this question using novel optical technology and discovered the mechanism by which these two neutral and immiscible compounds can in fact mix together and form emulsions.

Physics - Chemistry - 23.11.2021
At the Dubochet Center for imaging, atoms are made visible
At the Dubochet Center for imaging, atoms are made visible
Fully operational for two weeks, the Dubochet Center for imaging was presented to the press on November 22.

Innovation - Physics - 23.11.2021
Accurate analysis of 3D-printed components
Accurate analysis of 3D-printed components
Together with scientists from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), X-ray specialists from Empa are now providing their industrial partners with access to state-of-the-art material analysis of 3D-printed work pieces and components.

Physics - 12.11.2021
One cat and three masters
One cat and three masters
Matteo Fadel is investigating the interplay between quantum mechanics and gravity as part of his Branco Weiss Fellowship.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.10.2021
New nanowire architectures boost computers' processing power
New nanowire architectures boost computers' processing power
Valerio Piazza is creating new 3D architectures built from an inventive form of nanowire. His research aims to push the boundaries of miniaturization and pave the way to more powerful electronic devices.

Physics - Computer Science - 28.09.2021
'It increasingly feels like a high-tech race.'
’It increasingly feels like a high-tech race.’
Could quantum technologies really be the next gold rush? ETH Vice President Vanessa Wood and quantum researcher Andreas Wallraff discuss how close we are to putting quantum promises into practice.

Physics - Campus - 28.09.2021
Mastering the unknown
Mastering the unknown
Two years ago, ETH launched the innovative Master's degree in quantum engineering. Now the first cohort of students is nearing the end of the programme.

Health - Physics - 23.09.2021
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
PRISMAP - The European medical radionuclides programme sets out to substantially change the European landscape for novel and emerging medical radionuclides. Nuclear therapy and molecular imaging are widely used at hospitals for new promising medical procedures. They can drastically improve the outcome for many medical conditions and in particular enable the treatment of disseminated cancer.

Campus - Physics - 23.09.2021

Physics - Materials Science - 06.09.2021
Cells as a model for fluid cybernetic systems
Cells as a model for fluid cybernetic systems
The COgITOR project is being funded by the EU with about 3.5 million Euros for the next four years.

Physics - Computer Science - 31.08.2021
EPFL launches new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering
EPFL launches new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering
EPFL's new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE Center) , headed by Prof. Vincenzo Savona, will establish and promote programs for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation in the fields of quantum science and engineering.

Astronomy / Space Science - 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.

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.08.2021
Computer algorithms are currently revolutionising biology
Artificial intelligence can help predict the three-dimensional structure of proteins. Beat Christen describes how such algorithms should soon help to develop tailored artificial proteins.

Environment - Physics - 12.08.2021
Living in the crystal ball
Living in the crystal ball
Alain Aerni is trying to look into the future: His "Crystalball" energy control system combines photovoltaics, heat pumps and charging stations and uses weather reports to predict energy requirements.

Physics - Innovation - 06.07.2021
Circuits of the future
Circuits of the future
The more connected the world becomes, the greater the demands that data traffic places on communications infrastructure.

Physics - Campus - 05.07.2021

Materials Science - Physics - 05.07.2021
A data river runs through it
A data river runs through it
Data and signals can be transmitted quickly and reliably with glass fibers - as long as the fiber does not break.

Computer Science - Physics - 01.07.2021
New research division at PSI points to the future of data
New research division at PSI points to the future of data
The Paul Scherrer Institute, in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne EPFL, is establishing a new research division: Scientific Computing, Theory, and Data.

Physics - Environment - 24.06.2021

Materials Science - Physics - 14.06.2021

Physics - Chemistry - 08.06.2021

Campus - Physics - 21.05.2021

Computer Science - Physics - 17.05.2021
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