Scientific Highlights: Research Division "Photon Science"
An international research team at SwissFEL of PSI has discovered how an enzyme repairs DNA damage with the help of sunlight.
SwissFEL sheds light on how lattice and atomic spins jiggle together.
Every year the PSI Founder Fellowship Programme supports new ideas for innovative applications with up to 150,000 Swiss francs.
X-rays reveal a non-collinear magnetic state as the base for all-optical magnetization switching.
Researchers at ETH Zurich and PSI are participating in two quantum computing projects that are being financed by the US research funding agency IARPA.
Analogue quantum computers make ultrafast chemical reactions observable.
Dr. Cornelius Hempel, head of the Ion Trap Quantum Computation group at LNQ’s ETHZ-PSI Quantum Computing Hub, spoke to SRF to explain how quantum computers work and how future versions of these devices can be used to solve some of the big problems of our time.
Microcalcifications, small deposits of calcium-containing minerals that form in breast tissue, are often, but not always, a warning sign of breast cancer. The relationship between microcalcifications and cancer has not been fully understood thus far. Researchers discovered now that the relationship between microcalcifications and tumors seems to be linked to the presence of a particular mineral called whitlockite, which is rich in magnesium and is found in microcalcifications only in the absence of tumors.