Scientific Highlights

27 September 2021

Ultrafast electron localization

This experiment performed at SwissFEL shows how fast we can localize electrons out of an electron gas into correlated, well localized states of a material. It is based on a combined ultrafast x-ray absorption and diffraction experiment on an intermetallic system.

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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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