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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.

Current news from PSI

17 October 2018

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Why the Little Ice Age ended in the middle of the 19th century

Media Releases Energy and Environment Environment

In the first half of the 19th century, a series of large volcanic eruptions in the tropics led to a temporary global cooling of Earth's climate. That Alpine glaciers grew and subsequently receded again during the final phase of the so-called Little Ice Age was due to a natural process. This has now been proven by PSI researchers on the basis of ice cores.

15 October 2018

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30 Jahre Paul Scherrer Institut PSI


Festakt mit geladenen Gästen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft

Heute fand am Paul Scherrer Institut PSI der Festakt 30 Jahre PSI statt. Das PSI zeigte seinen Gästen auf, was es in den vergangenen drei Jahrzehnten an Ergebnissen hervorgebracht hat, von denen alle in der Schweiz profitieren können.
This news release is only available in German.

11 October 2018

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Licence agreement with Swiss pharma firm for development of a cancer drug

Medical Science Human Health Radiopharmacy Industrial co-operation

A radioactive agent, developed at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI to fight an especially malignant form of thyroid cancer, has the potential to become a blockbuster drug. Due to its structure, it might also be able to dock onto cells of other tumours and destroy them with its radiation. The Lausanne-based biopharmaceutical company Debiopharm wants to further develop the PSI agent to the point where it is approved as a drug. Debiopharm and PSI have now created the contractual basis for this.
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