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.

Health - Feb 28
At the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Beate Timmermann built up a programme providing proton therapy for children with cancer at the same time she was raising her own son. Today she is head of the Clinic for Particle Therapy at the West German Proton Therapy Centre in Essen (WPE) and is considered one of the most accomplished experts in this field.
Physics - Feb 1

PSI researchers are first to transfer state-of-the-art microscopy method to X-ray imaging. X-rays provide unique insights into the interior of materials, tissues, and cells. Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method that makes X-ray images even better: The resolution is higher and allows more precise inferences about the properties of materials.

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.

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.

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.

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