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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.

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Die Lernenden des PSI stellen ihre 15 Berufe vor Sonntag, 19. Juni 2016 10 bis 16 Uhr


Current news from PSI

11. May 2016

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Structure of the ESI Platform

ESI Platform

The road to a sustainable energy future leads through the integration of new renewable energy sources, from the sun, the wind, or biomass. Using the Energy System Integration or ESI Platform, research and industry can test promising approaches in all their complex connections and interrelations.

6. May 2016

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Experiment in a hovering droplet

Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Biology Human Health

At the PSI, the exact structure of proteins is deciphered in the standard way, with X-rays. Now two PSI researchers have used a clever trick to advance this method further: Instead of pinning down the proteins, they are studying them within a levitating drop of liquid.

26. April 2016

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Trees Trade Carbon Among Each Other


Forest trees use carbon not only for themselves; they also trade large quantities of it with their neighbours. The extensive carbon trade among trees – even among different species – is conducted via symbiotic fungi in the soil.