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Swiss Cosmology Days 2017

This year’s Swiss Cosmology Days took place on 06. and 07. February 2017 at the University of Basel. Our aim is to promote communication and exchanges between Swiss Cosmologists and to specifically provide a platform for young PhD students and Postdocs to present their current research areas and results. Read more 


The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2016, 11th - 17th July 2016, Zurich Switzerland

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2016 took place n Zurich from 11 to 17 July, 2016. The event was hosted by the University of Zurich (UZH), in collaboration with the Association of Swiss Scientific Olympiads and the education authority, Liechtenstein.   Read more 


Approval of Start of Construction for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Project (DESI)

On 21. June 2016 the Office of Science Energy Systems Acquisition Advisory Board-equivalent for Critical Decision reviewed and approved the start of construction (CD-3) for the DESI project. The HEP-sponsored DESI project includes the design and fabrication of a new, next generation, Stage IV ground-based mid-scale dark energy spectroscopic survey instrument for probing the “dark sector” of the Universe in order to explore the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter.  Read more 


MINTDays 2016

On 25. May 2016 the MINTdays 2016 took place at the Kantonsschule Uster. The MINTdays are part of the new programme „FOKUS MINT“ initated by the Kantonsschule Uster with the objective to promote and provide insight into mathematics, informatics, natural sciences and technology to the school's 12 - 15 year old pupils. Read more 


Experimental Innovation Award 2016 goes to Simon Birrer, Prof. Refregier's Cosmology Research Group

Every year the department of physics awards the prize for the best innovation in the Advanced Lab. Eligible are students, PhD-students, postdocs, assistants, professors, as well as other members of the department. This year Simon Birrer was awarded for his work on the final implementation of the Advanced Student Lab in Astronomy. Read more 

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The multitasker

Developing new things together and effecting change – that's what gets Moritz Mussgnug out of bed in the morning. The mechanical engineer manages to juggle his doctoral thesis with a startup and a project to optimise the production of walnut oil for people in Nepal. Read more 


A novel form of iron for fortification of foods

Whey protein nanofibrils loaded with iron nanoparticles: ETH researchers are developing a new and highly effective way of fortifying iron into food and drinks. Read more 


Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

Even small changes in global temperature can trigger a migration of the tropical rain belt. This can also lead to climate change, as described by a team of researchers from ETH Zurich and other universities. Read more 


More variety? Eat buckwheat!

What will it take to make our agroecosystems more diverse and secure? Take buckwheat, for example – an ancient grain-like plant with considerable potential. It's not related to cereals, yet produces storable seeds and can taste anything from deliciously tart to bitter. Read more 


Sounds provide a safer login

A start-up formed by a group of IT specialists at ETH has come up with a simple and user-friendly way to enhance network security. The Futurae team has already won 130,000 Swiss francs start-up capital from Venture Kick. Read more 

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