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15.02.2017

Swiss Cosmology Days 2017

This year’s Swiss Cosmology Days took place on 6. and 7. 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 

15.07.2016

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 

12.07.2016

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 

12.07.2016

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 

26.04.2016

Swiss Cosmology Days 2016

This year’s Swiss Cosmology Days took place on 11 and 12 February 2016 at the EPFL. The meetings are jointly organized by Professors Ruth Durrer, University of Geneva and Alexandre Refregier, ETH Zurich. Our aim is to promote communication and exchanges between Swiss Cosmologists and to specifically provides a platform for young PhD students and Postdocs to present their current research areas and results. Read more 

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ETH News

21.07.2017

“Asphalt has a major downside”

Together with scientists from Empa, ETH Professor Jan Carmeliet studied the latest heatwave last June. ETH News asked him where is the most pleasant place to be in Zurich in summer, and which structural measures should be taken to protect cities from extreme heat events. Read more 

19.07.2017

“It’s always a compromise”

Digitalisation simplifies many aspects of our everyday life, but it also creates new risks. Srdjan Capkun, Professor for Information Security, explains how to find the right balance between convenience and security. Read more 

18.07.2017

"Don't rely on your holidays to make you happy"

Travel and happiness have a complicated relationship – even the Stoics were aware of this. An interview with philosopher Michael Hampe on the opportunities and risks that come with travelling. Read more 

17.07.2017

Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations

If European countries cooperated better in the field of wind energy, wind power output would fluctuate less. This is the conclusion reached by a group of energy and climate researchers at ETH Zürich and Imperial College London, who for the first time have combined a long-term analysis of predominant weather patterns with Europe-wide wind electricity generation. Read more 

14.07.2017

Mountain forests don’t need humans – but we need them

Forests in the mountain regions of our planet are fragile ecosystems, suffering from the impact of climate change. However, to survive in the long-term, these ecosystems do not need human intervention. It is rather the humans in the mountain regions who depend on healthy forests and the protection they provide. Read more 

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