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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.
18 January 2021
Georg Bison (links), Bernhard Lauss (Mitte) und Klaus Kirch

Magnetically shielded from the rest of the world

Research Using Neutrons Matter and Material Particle physics

At the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, researchers together with a company have constructed a room that is one of the best magnetically shielded places on the earth. With its help, they want to solve the last mysteries of matter and answer a fundamental question: Why does matter - and thus why do we - exist at all?

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12 January 2021

The art of engineering


The art of engineering means, first of all, the skill required to design and manufacture devices that enable top technical performance. This gallery shows, in five pictures, that this term can also be understood differently if the devices are regarded as works of art with their very own aesthetic, apart from their actual function.

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21 December 2020
Christian Rüegg

PSI equips the Swiss Light Source SLS for the future

Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Large Research Facilities SLS 2.0

Green light for SLS 2.0: The planned upgrade of the Swiss Light Source SLS can proceed; the funding is provided for within the framework of the ERI Dispatch for 2021-2024, which has been approved.

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