Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Wildhainweg 3, 3001 Bern
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)  
Location: Bern
Affiliation: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

The SNF is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Physics - Nov 5
Researchers have developed a protocol for checking that quantum computer components function as they should. That's a critical step in making the promise of quantum computing - including unprecedented computing power - a reality. Quantum computers are being developed by teams working not only at universities but also at Google, IBM, Microsoft and D-Wave, a start-up company.
Health - Nov 1

The medical researcher and EPFL professor Andrea Ablasser studies how cells defend themselves against viral and bacterial attacks.

Music - Oct 23

Research into new audio experience resonates at Tinguely Museum in Basel A project funded by the SNSF is investigating the audio phenomena and sound culture associated with radio.

Careers - Sep 18

Epigenetic modifications of our DNA are a key aspect of the normal functioning of mast cells, which play an important role in immune reactions.

Health - Oct 30

A new ultrasound technique can help distinguish benign breast tumours from malignant ones. The technology was developed with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Electroengineering - Oct 10

By studying the effects of Basel's electricity levy, researchers at the University of Lucerne investigated how tax incentives work in practice and how their impact on energy consumption could be increased.

Life Sciences - Aug 30
Life Sciences

Mice with a lower calorie intake live longer and are both healthier and leaner. A team of researchers may have found the reason for this positive effect: much of it is down to gut microbial communities and how they affect the immune system.

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