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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.

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

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

Physics - Materials Science - 19.04.2021
Scientists now able to map defects in 2D crystals in liquid
Scientists now able to map defects in 2D crystals in liquid
A team of EPFL scientists has studied the behavior of defects on 2D crystals in water in order to better understand the crystals' properties and assess their quality.

Environment - Physics - 16.04.2021
Solar energy from the deep repository
Solar energy from the deep repository
During the winter months, renewable energy is in short supply throughout Europe. An international project is now considering an unconventional solution: Renewable hydrogen and carbon dioxide are pumped into the ground together, where naturally occurring microorganisms convert the two substances into methane, the main component of natural gas.

Innovation - Physics - 10.03.2021
The human body as a power plant
The human body as a power plant
The technology developed by the ETH spin-off Mithras Technology wouldn't be out of place in a science fiction movie: the user's own body heat powers what is known as a thermoelectric generator to charge wearables and other electronic devices.

Environment - Physics - 05.03.2021
Switzerland's energy transition
Switzerland’s energy transition
Can Switzerland, as planned, cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050? In a study, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have investigated what measures would be necessary to achieve this reduction and how much it might cost per person.

Campus - Physics - 05.03.2021
Nominations of EPFL professors
Nominations of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of professors at EPFL.

Physics - Computer Science - 30.12.2020
Our top 10 articles from 2020
Our top 10 articles from 2020
2020 was a year unlike any other. Here at EPFL, COVID-19 upended our plans in the areas of education, research and innovation. And while we will remember this past year for its pandemic-related headlines, our ten most-read news articles once again reflect the wide diversity of science. The fully transparent surgical mask, called HelloMasks , combine transparency, resistance and porosity.

Physics - Computer Science - 17.12.2020
Raising the profile of quantum research
Raising the profile of quantum research
Quantum research has long since ceased to be an exclusive domain of physics. The purpose of the new ETH Quantum Center is to ensure ETH Zurich's various competences and activities in this area are networked even more closely and to raise their public profile.

Environment - Physics - 14.12.2020
Foundations for the energy system of tomorrow
On the road to a sustainable energy system, technologies for the flexible conversion and efficient storage of energy are becoming increasingly important.

Environment - Physics - 14.12.2020
ReMaP - Foundations for the energy system of tomorrow
ReMaP - Foundations for the energy system of tomorrow
On the road to a sustainable energy system, technologies for the flexible conversion and efficient storage of energy are becoming increasingly important.

Physics - 25.11.2020
A boost for quantum research
A boost for quantum research
ETH Zurich intends to further expand its leading position in quantum research, and so it is planning a highly specialised physics laboratory building on the Hönggerberg campus.

Astronomy / Space Science - 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.

Physics - Research Management - 05.11.2020

Materials Science - Physics - 02.11.2020

Physics - Health - 23.10.2020
GaToroid: revolutionizing the future of cancer treatment?
GaToroid: revolutionizing the future of cancer treatment?
Joint CERN-EPFL doctoral research has led to the design of a new machine to deliver cutting edge hadron therapy to treat cancer. In 2017, Enrico Felcini began his PhD in Applied Superconductivity under the supervision of Bertrand Dutoit, the head of EPFL's Applied Superconductivity Group . His work was on a revolutionary hadron therapy gantry concept invented by Luca Bottura, who leads CERN's magnet group.

Materials Science - Physics - 16.10.2020
Drying fruit with ionic wind
If fruit or vegetables are dried with heat, nutrients can be destroyed and flavors can be reduced. This is why non-thermal drying of food - i.e. without heating - is preferred by the industry. Among other things, fans are used for this purpose. A new drying process developed at Empa using ionic wind promises to make the non-thermal drying of food much more energy-efficient, faster and even gentler.

Physics - Life Sciences - 25.09.2020
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