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Soma De joins the group for a new postdoctorial fellowship (June 2014)

Soma De

Join us in welcoming Soma De, a new postdoc in our Cosmology Research group in the Institute for Astronomy. Soma was formerly a postdoc in Arizona and is working on cosmology, radioactive transfer, CMB, 21cm and various other topics. Read more 


The Cosmology Research Group hosts the Swiss Cosmology Days 2014

Swiss Cosmology Days 2014

This year’s Swiss Cosmology Days took place on 6 & 7 February 2014 at ETH Zurich. The Swiss Cosmology Days are an initiative co-organized by Prof. Ruth Durrer (University of Geneva) & Prof. Alexandre Refregier (ETH Zurich). The aim of this meeting is to promote communication between Swiss Cosmologists & provide a platform for young PhD students & Postdocs to present their current research areas & results. We thank all our guests for joining! More info: Read more 


The Astrowoche takes place for the 41st time

Astrowoche 2014

This years Astrowoche took place for the 41st time, from 13 - 18 January 2014. Up to 20 students spent a week in the Berghaus Diavolezza at an altitude of 3000 observing natural and artificial celestial bodies and carrying out the corresponding calculations. Further information on the Astrowoche can be found on our website: Read more 


Alexandre Refregier participates at the ICS Career Fair

ICS Career Fair

On 6 December Prof. Alexandre Refregier participated in the ICS Career Fair. The ICS (inter-comunity school, Zurich) invited a wide range of professionals from architects to astrophysicists, CEOs, scientists, doctors and designers to speak and give information and advice to the school's older students as they consider their future study and career choices. Read more 


Andrina Nicola represents at ETH Day

Andrina Nicola presenting at ETH Day

On 16 November 2013 Andrina Nicola and Sandro Tachella, together with Philipp Eller (from the Institute of Particle Physics), represented the Institute as well as the Physics Department at the ETH Day. They gave an excellent job communicating their research to  a wide audience of guests, family and friends of ETH. Andrina's presentation can be viewed here:  Read more 

Physics News

Oct 17, 2014

Quantum Physics on “The Daily Future Canal”

Quantum Physics Awareness of quantum physics has entered the mainstream culture by now, and it’s ideas are part of daily expression, but do we know what is actually meant by “quantum computing”?           Prof. Dr. Jonathan Home, Department of Physic ...

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Oct 10, 2014

European Spallation Source (ESS) Lund, Sweden

A Movie about ESS: Hinweis von Florian Meyer ETH Zürich  

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Oct 10, 2014

Änderung im ETH-Intranet

Das ETH-Intranet ist ab 11. August 2014 ohne generellen Zugriffsschutz verfügbar. Viele Fragen werden zum Zugriff auf das ETH-Intranet immer wieder gestellt. Hier der aktuelle Stand: “Nur noch diejenigen Inhalte, die von den Autorinnen und Autoren sp ...

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Oct 10, 2014

Startup-Speed-Dating. 5. Nov. 2014, ETH

Join the Start-Up Speed Dating Event on 5 November at ETH: Explore career opportunities with a start-up or be a start-up recruiting skilled students! Mach mit beim Startup-Speed-Dating am 5. November an der ETH: Entdecke Karrieremöglichkeiten mit ein ...

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Oct 10, 2014

Neue Gastro-Angebote auf dem Campus Hönggerberg

Neues Restaurant mit Aussicht Der ETH-Standort Hönggerberg erhält ein neues Restaurant mit Aussicht. Der Umbau der Mensa im HPR hat unterdessen begonnen, das Hexagon-Provisorium bleibt bis zur Wiedereröffnung bestehen. Artikel von Andrea Schmits ETH ...

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ETH News


Flu viruses disguised as waste

Influenza-Virus (Grafik:

Viruses cannot multiply without cellular machinery. Although extensive research into how pathogens invade cells has been conducted for a number of viruses, we do not fully understand how the shell of a virus is cracked open during the onset of infection thus releasing the viral genome. An ETH Zurich led research team discovered how this mechanism works for the influenza virus – with surprising results. Read more 


No-till farming only beneficial in dry regions

Conservation Agriculture

Scientists took a closer look at a much-discussed agricultural method, conservation agriculture, and examined its productivity. In a large-scale overview study, they paint a different picture of this less tillage intense farming method: high yields can only be achieved with the method in dry regions. Read more 


Precise and programmable biological circuits


A team led by ETH Professor Yaakov Benenson has developed several new components for biological circuits. These components are key building blocks for constructing precisely functioning and programmable bio-computers. Read more 


The ETH-Bibliothek is constantly expanding its e-publishing services

Open Access Week (photo: iStockphoto / teekid)

With Open Access Week 2014 beginning today, we take a look at the ETH-Bibliothek’s work on e-publishing and digital data preservation. Read more 


High Performance Treffpunkt


The popular Treffpunkt Science City is ushering in the new season. From 26 October to 30 November 2014, various events will be held which focus on the theme of ‘high performance’. This is the first summit series under the directorship of Inge Keller-Hoehl, who has taken over from Mercedes Leupp and Rolf Probala. Read more 

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