Scientific Highlights

16 May 2021
Luc Patthey

No rose-coloured glasses here

Research Using Synchrotron Light SwissFEL

Light is essential for life, and for researchers it is also a wonderful tool to better understand the structure of materials.

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28 April 2021
Teaser Datenwissenschaften

Growth in the data sciences

Large Research Facilities SwissFEL SLS 2.0 Data Science

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.

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22 April 2021

Uniquely sharp X-ray view

Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Materials Research SwissFEL Matter and Material

A new PSI method allows quantum-physical research on materials with the aid of X-ray lasers.

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25 March 2021
Hercules teaser


During the week of March 15 – 19, we had the pleasure to welcome 20 international PhD students, PostDocs and assistant professors at PSI, taking part in the first virtual HERCULES SCHOOL on Neutrons & Synchrotron Radiation.

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2 March 2021

Watching receptor proteins changing shape

Research Using Synchrotron Light SwissFEL Biology Human Health

In our bodies, G protein-coupled receptors mediate countless processes. PSI researcher Ramon Guixà talks about how he brings those receptor molecules to life on the computer screen.

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21 January 2021
COVID call

Priority access call for work on combating COVID-19 continues

On January 30th, 2020, the WHO declared the recent outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a public health emergency of international concern. It declared that there is an urgent need to improve our understanding of the newly identified virus and its possible future evolution as well as to contain the spread; to develop precise diagnostics and treatment, and to improve the public health response and patient care.

The COVID priority access call continues and is still open in 2021.

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