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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.
11 September 2020
Expeditionsleiterin Margit Schwikowski mit einem Eisbohrkern

The cold memory of the earth

Media Releases Energy and Environment

Within the framework of an international project, researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI are helping to save a valuable environmental and climatic archive. During an expedition 4,000 metres above sea level on Grand Combin in the Alps, they are drilling ice cores from melting glaciers to preserve them in Antarctica.

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31 August 2020
May Sharpe

A question of binding

Research Using Synchrotron Light Large Research Facilities Biology Human Health

At PSI, researchers are screening molecule fragments to see if these bind to important proteins of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and thus have the potential to disable it. They are hoping the many individual pieces of information will yield an answer as to what an effective drug might look like.

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18 August 2020
Hans Braun

«We're making SLS fit for the future»

Research Using Synchrotron Light Large Research Facilities SLS 2.0

The Swiss Light Source SLS is set to get an upgrade to make excellent research possible in the coming decades as well. Hans Braun, SLS 2.0 project leader, talks about this undertaking in an interview.

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