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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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Detailed view of a molecular toxin transporter

Transport proteins in the cells of our body protect us from particular toxins. Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Basel have now determined the high-resolution three-dimensional structure of a major human transport protein. In the long term, this could help to develop new medications. Read more 


Students showcase their practical skills

In the focus projects, teams of mechanical engineering students can put their theoretical knowledge into practice and develop new technological solutions independently over the course of two semesters. ETH News caught up with two teams that are developing an innovative wind power plant and an incubator for skin cells. Read more 


Quantum-aided frequency measurements

Accurate measurements of the frequencies of weak electric or magnetic fields are important in many applications. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a procedure whereby a quantum sensor measures the frequency of an oscillating magnetic field with unprecedented accuracy. Read more 


Revealing how neurons communicate

The ETH spinoff MaxWell Biosystems AG develops microelectrode platforms for electrophysiological tests on nerve cells, opening up new possibilities for pharmaceutical research. Now, the company received CHF 130,000 in starting capital from the Venture Kick initiative Read more 


High voltage for tomorrow's particle accelerator

On behalf of CERN, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a high-tech device for the production of extremely precise, high voltage pulses that could be used in the next generation of particle accelerators. Read more 

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