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A bionanomachine for green chemistry

PSI researchers have characterised a unique enzyme from bacteria that enables an important chemical reaction.

A plan for the world’s biggest machine

Interview with Lea Caminada, head of the High Energy Particle Physics Group at PSI, about the next potential large project at CERN.

A 40-year success story: Protons against eye cancer

In March 1984, people were irradiated at PSI for the first time against a rare but very malignant type of cancer: They had a tumour in their eye.

Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare celebrates opening

After four years of construction, a modern innovation park with 23,000 m2 of clean rooms, laboratories, precision workshops, offices and meeting rooms has been created next to Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen (AG).

How to clean up New Delhi’s smoggy air

PSI researchers are tracking down pathogenic aerosols in India.

Fundamentally different

Artificial intelligence is helping to evaluate an unimaginably vast amounts of data efficiently and exploit the facilities’ full potential for research.

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 future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. 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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