7 January 2022

LAC scientists awarded Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award 2022

The paper "Sources of particulate-matter air pollution and its oxidative potential in Europe" published in Nature by Kaspar Dällenbach and his team at the LAC has won the 2022 Mariolopoulos Trust Fund Award, along with another paper in the field of atmospheric environment. 

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15 December 2021

"I could not imagine a better place to have done a PhD"

Bernhard Pribyl-Kranewitter, former PhD student at the Energy and Environment Division, shares with us a glimpse of his time at the Paul Scherrer Institute and where his path has led him. Currently, he works as a senior consultant at Kearney.

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9 December 2021

PSI’s contribution to COVID-19 detection

One breath is all it takes to detect the COVID-19 infections using a new method developed by the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in collaboration with the Paul Scherrer Institute. 

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29 November 2021
Tobias Schuler

PSI Impuls Award Winner Tobias Schuler

On November 25th, Tobias Schuler was awarded the PSI Impuls Award for his doctoral thesis titled ‘Towards a Generic Understanding of Porous Transport Layers in Polymer Electrolyte Water Electrolysis’.

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30 January 2020
Fraction of particulate black carbon mass scavenged in clouds as a function of cloud peak supersaturation.

Cloud droplet formation on soot particles

PSI researchers went to the Jungfraujoch research station and applied in situ measurement techniques in real clouds to investigate the ability of soot particles to form cloud droplets. This is a key process determining the atmospheric life-cycle of soot particles, which are primarily emitted by combustion engines and which have a warming effect on climate by absorbing solar radiation.

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