Research with Neutrons and Muons (NUM)

The NUM division performs world-class research with neutrons and muons to explore and understand matter and materials. The NUM division operates and develops the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ, the Ultra-cold Neutron Source UCN, the Swiss Muon Source SμS and the facilities for particle physics at the Paul Scherrer Institute and is one of the five PSI research divisions.

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13 December 2018


Adjunct Professorship to Christopher Mudry

Dr Christopher Mudry, who joined PSI in 1999 and is Research Group Leader of the Condensed Matter Theory Group at PSI since 2009, was awarded the title of Adjunct Professor at EPF Lausanne.

27 November 2018


Eccellenza Professorship to Lea Caminada

Lea Caminada, a researcher in the High-Energy Particle Physics group of the Laboratory for Particle Physics (LTP) in NUM, has been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship.

28 October 2018

Charges enter the ice age

Scattering experiments establish the partly disordered material CsNiCrF6 as the first verified example of a charge ice — and show that it supports Coulomb phases with correlations in three different degrees of freedom.

26 October 2018

Making the impossible possible

Use of multiferroic materials promises computers that are more energy efficient, as in these compounds an electric field would suffice to achieve magnetic data storage. Researchers at PSI have now made such a material suitable for operation beyond room temperature.

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