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Switzerland's energy transition

Can Switzerland, as planned, reduce its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050? What is needed to achieve this? What could it cost?

Watching receptor proteins changing shape

Simulations with molecular dynamics bring receptor molecules to life on the computer screen. That helps in drug development.

Green fuels for aviation

In a new initiative, PSI and Empa want to jointly develop a process for producing kerosene from renewable resources.

Infografic «Dimensions at PSI»

From the smallest particles to space missions: The range of dimensions that can be found at PSI invites you on a journey through the orders of magnitude.

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland.

The Paul Scherrer Institute

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is a research institute for natural and engineering sciences, conducting cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and the environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for the major challenges facing society, science and the economy.

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