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.
High throughput experiments will enable new structural biology users to benefit from XFEL light.
The SLS is shutting down temporarily as it undergoes a major upgrade.
A place for cutting-edge research: PSI researchers to receive comprehensive funding from the US NIH for their brain research.
Researchers at PSI have taken a closer look at a previously disregarded factor in the formation of clouds. This could improve the accuracy of climate forecasting.
The electrification of transport is increasing. This means, more batteries are needed. However, some of these batteries contain an extremely problematic raw material: cobalt. PSI is researching alternatives.
The research institutes of the ETH Domain are strengthening their cooperation in strategic areas.
Christian Wäckerlin talks about fundamental research into novel nanowires and their potential applications.
On 15 August 2023 a patient suffering from oesophageal cancer was treated with proton beam therapy at PSI – for the very first time in Switzerland.
With the help of muons, PSI researchers were able to determine the origin of the material used for an arrowhead.
Researchers at PSI and the University of Barcelona can explain the strange shrinking of microgels experimentally.
Above all, meeting this goal will require sustainable fuels and a reduction in air traffic.
A project that promises to improve the chances of survival for prostate cancer patients has received 2 million Swiss francs in funding.