Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Wildhainweg 3, 3012 Bern
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)   link
Location: Bern
Affiliation: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Earth Sciences - May 15
Earth Sciences
Seismic monitoring of glaciers is essential to improving our understanding of their development and to predicting risks. SNSF Professor Fabian Walter has come up with a new monitoring tool in the form of optical fibres. The fibres are capable of monitoring entire glaciers. Glaciers are constantly moving and they therefore need monitoring.
Criminology - May 8

Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation analysed how sadistic sexual murderers assaulting child victims commit their crimes and discovered a number of specific patterns.

Event - Apr 28

Spectacular photographs, provocative videos and intimate stories shed new light on contemporary research.

Computer Science - Feb 11
Computer Science

Prosthetic hands restore only some of the function lost through amputation. But combining electrical signals from forearm muscles with other sources of information, such as eye tracking, promises better prostheses.

Innovation - May 6

Only science can provide us with the insights needed to tackle technical, ecological and societal challenges.

Health - Feb 20

In a study, researchers have shown that it is possible to predict the risk of relapsing into depression after stopping antidepressant medication.

Innovation - Jan 14

More than 300 researchers have generated innovations and knowledge within the framework of the National Research Programmes "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70) and "Managing Energy Consumption" (NRP 71) for implementing Switzerland's Energy Strategy 2050.

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