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.
Crystal structure analysis, computer models, cell cultures – to pursue research on Sars-CoV-2, PSI is exploring many avenues. An overview.
A research consortium has deciphered the mechanism of CCR5 receptor activation, providing insights for the development of CCR5 drug antagonists for AIDS, cancer, and inflammatory diseases.
During its expedition to the Monte Rosa massif, the international Ice Memory team extracted two ice cores over 80 meters long from Colle Gnifetti, the oldest ice in the Alps.
At PSI, researchers come across exotic phenomena such as frustrated magnets and nano-vortices, which may one day enable better data storage.
Catalysts used in industry change their material structure over the years. Using a new method, PSI researchers have now studied this on the nanoscale.
To achieve carbon neutrality, technologies need to be deployed which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The next mission to preserve the climate heritage of the Pennine Alps has begun: For the Ice Memory Project, researchers set off for Monte Rosa’s Colle Gnifetti.
Microrobots, materials with shape memory, and better particle accelerators are made possible through the exploration of magnetism at PSI.
Light is essential for life, and for researchers it is also a wonderful tool to better understand the structure of materials.
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.