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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 February 2020
Teaser Vorfahrt für E-Autos

Make way for electric cars

Energy and Environment Renewable Energies

Petrol, diesel, fuel cell or electric – which is the automobile of the future? A PSI study has examined the overall climate impact of various vehicle engines in use today and also projected it to the year 2040.

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3 February 2020
Teaser Mobilität von morgen

Toward better motors with X-ray light

Energy and Environment Renewable Energies

Making Switzerland's road traffic fit for the future calls for research, first and foremost. In the large-scale research facilities of PSI, chemists and engineers are investigating how to improve the efficiency of motors and reduce their emissions.

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29 January 2020
Künstlerische Darstellung der ESA-Raumsonde Solar Orbiter

Swiss STIX X-ray telescope sets off for the sun

Matter and Material Industrial co-operation

On 10 February, the ESA mission Solar Orbiter is scheduled to start. The Swiss X-ray telescope STIX will be launching too – with detectors developed at PSI.

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