Visitor Centre psi forum
Experience research live

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland.

You too can experience research live – two offers are available. You can explore the Visitor Centre psi forum, with its interactive exhibits on your own, or sign up for a guided tour as part of a group.



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New exhibit in the psi forum

In 2016 the x-ray laser SwissFEL will begin operating at PSI. At the interactive multimedia table about SwissFEL discover the new large-scale research facility already today. Explore the 740 metre long facility and its future environment on a scale of 1:400 on an area spanning 4 x 1.8 metres. Find out more about the technology behind the x-ray free-electron laser and the challenges encountered during its construction. Learn about the important research questions of the future and how SwissFEL can help to answer them.

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Public tours

At certain times, individuals or small groups can visit the site of a research subject. The public tours are in german only.

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Further information on the offering "Public Tours for Individuals"