PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute


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Location: Villigen
PSI, Forschungsstrasse 111, 5232 Villigen

Discipline: Physics
Affiliation: Conseil des EPF / ETH Rat

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.

Physics - Materials Science - Sep 23
Physics - Materials Science
Nanoscale vortices known as skyrmions can be created in many magnetic materials. For the first time, researchers at PSI have managed to create and identify antiferromagnetic skyrmions with a unique property: critical elements inside them are arranged in opposing directions. Scientists have succeeded in visualising this phenomenon using neutron scattering.
Physics - Electroengineering - Sep 22
Physics - Electroengineering

Scientists have gained a fundamental understanding of a highly promising material that could be suited to future data storage applications.

Physics - Chemistry - Sep 17
Physics - Chemistry

Physicists propose a new path to detect infrared radiation with outstanding sensitivity, allowing detection of signals as low as that of a single quantum of light.

Computer Science - Physics - Sep 9
Computer Science - Physics

Using computer simulations powered by machine-learning algorithms EPFL scientists have made an important breakthrough in understanding how hydrogen behaves on Saturn and Jupiter.

Astronomy - Physics - Sep 21
Astronomy - Physics

On Earth, auroras, also called northern lights, have always fascinated people. An international consortium involving the University of Bern has now discovered such auroras in the ultraviolet wavelength range at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Chury for short. This phenomenon was detected thanks to the analysis of data from the European Space Agency ESA's Rosetta mission.

Earth Sciences - Physics - Sep 17
Earth Sciences - Physics

Researchers have used a computer model to test a new hypothesis about the formation of the Alps while simulating seismic activity in Switzerland. This will help improve current earthquake risk models.

Physics - Electroengineering - Sep 7
Physics - Electroengineering

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a minuscule instrument able to detect extremely faint magnetic fields. At the heart of the superconducting quantum interference device are two atomically thin layers of graphene, which the researchers combined with boron nitride. Instruments like this one have applications in areas such as medicine, besides being used to research new materials.