Large Research Facilities
Sometimes, one needs unusually large pieces of equipment to look at the smallest of objects – because only these large machines or facilities can generate the
probes that are needed to examine matter in such a way that the information being sought can be obtained. PSI maintains a number of such facilities, making them available as a service for other institutions, but also using them for its own research. These facilities are unique within Switzerland, and PSI is the only location in the world for some of the facilities
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Since 1974 HIPA has been accelerating protons for research.
Daniela Kiselev talks about the upgrade planned at PSI's proton accelerator facility.
Every year the PSI Founder Fellowship Programme supports new ideas for innovative applications with up to 150,000 Swiss francs.
The cytoskeleton is a little marvel. Probing it promises to reveal, among other things, new possibilities for cancer therapy.
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.
Once the vacuum chambers for the SLS 2.0 upgrade are the right shape, they still need a special surface coating.
The most complicated vacuum chambers for the SLS 2.0 upgrade are being built in the PSI workshop.
Making the tube through which the electrons will race after the SLS 2.0 upgrade.
0.000 000 000 000 840 87 (39) metres – scientists working at PSI have come up with this astonishing figure for the radius of a proton.
Synchrotron light can be used in follow-up after a heart transplant to determine whether the body may be rejecting the new organ.
Many components for the experiments the researchers at PSI just develop themselves.
At PSI, researchers want to fill the missing gaps in the Standard Model of particle physics with the help of the large research facilities.
TATTOOS is part of the upgrade project IMPACT. Roger Schibli explains its importance for the future of cancer treatment.
HIMB is one of the two parts of the upgrade project IMPACT. Klaus Kirch speaks about the plans.
A two-part upgrade is planned for HIPA starting in 2025. Preparations are already under way.
The PSI scientists Zurab Guguchia and Kirsten Schnorr are to receive grants totalling CHF 3.1 million from the Swiss National Science Foundation for ground-breaking projects.
Off to new shores – a high-tech component is on its way from PSI to Australia by sea. In future, it will be deployed at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne.
PSI and ETH Zurich have founded the Quantum Computing Hub, where top researchers work together on concepts for quantum computers.