Frontpage of the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)

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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.
30 July 2020
Dr. May Elizabeth Sharpe

Covid-19 research: Anti-viral strategy with double effect

Research Using Synchrotron Light Biology Human Health

Frankfurt scientists identify a possible weakness of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They carried out part of their measurements at PSI's Swiss Light Source SLS. The research results are published this week in the scientific journal Nature.

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13 July 2020
Teilchenphysik Teaser

In search of new physics

Matter and Material Particle physics Research with muons

With the high-intensity proton accelerator HIPA, the Paul Scherrer Institute generates elementary particles to clarify how the universe is structured. Using pions, muons, and neutrons, the researchers conduct experiments to test the standard model of particle physics.

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2 July 2020
Solar Orbiter

To the sun and beyond

Micro- and Nanotechnology

PSI takes part in space research projects. This not only expands knowledge about our astronomical home, but also reinforces Switzerland's reputation as a reliable developer of sophisticated space equipment.

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