what are they actually doing there?
In these pages, we would like to present the Paul Scherrer Institute to an interested public in a generally comprehensible way. Here you can learn more about the research topics we are working on and the unique large research facilities we are using to find answers to a variety of scientific questions.
Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt, in cooperation with the PSI have probably discovered another, previously unknown mechanism of action of the antiviral remdesivir.
Using a combination of computer simulations and laboratory experiments, PSI researchers have identified new binding sites for active agents on the vital protein tubulin.
The SURE research project is up and running.
ETH Zurich and PSI are jointly opening a Quantum Computing Hub. An interview with Gabriel Aeppli and Christian Rüegg about the new research centre.
ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI are opening a joint centre for the development of quantum computers. The aim is to advance the realisation of quantum computers based on both ion traps and superconducting devices.
Another site for the Swiss Data Science Center will be established at PSI. This expansion is expected to give a further boost to the data sciences in Switzerland.
A new PSI method allows quantum-physical research on materials with the aid of X-ray lasers.
At high pressure, liquid water and water vapour merge together – the phase boundary disappears. Researchers have now discovered a similar behaviour in a quantum magnet.
The X-ray free-electron laser SwissFEL really is as high-performance and versatile as planned.
Switzerland plans to construct a deep repository for its radioactive waste. There are three potential locations, and data obtained by PSI researchers can aid in selection of the best one.
A precise look into the finest particles in the air shows how compounds harmful to human health are formed.
Während viele Bereiche des Lebens eingeschränkt sind, bleiben wichtige Forschungsanlagen am PSI in Betrieb.
Can Switzerland, as planned, reduce its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050? What is needed to achieve this? What could it cost?