PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111, CH-5232 Villigen
PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute  
Location: Villigen
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.

Astronomy - Jan 14
First-time precise measurement of gamma-ray bursts conducted successfully from a space station A detector called POLAR, developed at PSI, has been sent to outer space to collect data. In September 2016, the device was launched into Earth orbit on board the newest Chinese space station. From that vantage point, POLAR recorded so-called gamma-ray bursts flashing in the far reaches of the universe.
Physics - Dec 6, 2018

Fuelling the next quantum revolution with the research project HERO. An ERC Grant is the most prestigious award for excellent European research projects. A team with three researchers from the ETH Domain had also applied for such a grant.

Environment - Oct 17, 2018

Analysis of ice cores delivers continuous data for the first time on industrial soot from 1740 to today.

Physics - Jul 24, 2018

Shortly after the Big Bang, radioactive atoms of the type beryllium-7, among others, came into being.

Physics - Oct 26, 2018

A new material for energy-efficient data storage reaches computer operating temperature. Multiferroics are considered miraculous materials for future data storage - as long as their special properties can be preserved at computer operating temperatures.

Life Sciences - Oct 10, 2018
Life Sciences

Successful pilot experiment on biomolecules at the newest large research facility of PSI. For the development of new medicinal agents, accurate knowledge of biological processes in the body is a prerequisite.

Physics - Jul 11, 2018

X-rays aid better understanding of electron mobility in a modern transistor. The electronics industry expects a novel high-performance transistor made of gallium nitride to offer considerable advantages over present-day high-frequency transistors.

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