Research at Jungfraujoch – Vision and Mission Statement 2015-2050
  • 2015

Research at Jungfraujoch – Vision and Mission Statement 2015-2050

Strategy for further developing the capabilities and infrastructure of the unique, internationally
renowned High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and for maintaining its clean environment.
Update Roadmap Astronomy 2015
  • 2015

Update to the Roadmap for Astronomy in Switzerland 2007 - 2016

Das Collegium der Schweizer Astronomie-Professoren (CHAPS) hat im Frühjahr 2015, auf Initiative der Kommission für Astronomie der Platform MAP, einen Update der vor acht Jahren publizierten "Roadmap for Astronomy in Switzerland 2007-2016" publiziert.
Superkamiokande, Kamioka, Japan
  • 06.10.2015

Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 for the discovery of neutrino oscillations

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 recognises Takaaki Kajita in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald in Canada, for their key contributions to the experiments which demonstrated that neutrinos change identities. This metamorphosis requires that neutrinos have mass. The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe.

  • Eventi
  • Notizie

mar 1
  • Conferenza pubblica
  • • 8092 Zürich

Mathematical and Data Sciences for Development

Mathematical sciences are an indispensable discipline for basic and applied sciences, which are preconditions for fostering development. Sound statistics play a crucial role in assessing the state of a nation and devising appropriate policy measures.
Blue jets studied from Space Station
  • 10.02.2017
  • ESA
  • Notizie

Blue jets studied from space station

For years, their existence has been debated: elusive electrical discharges in the upper atmosphere that sport names such as red sprites, blue jets, pixies and elves. Reported by pilots, they are difficult to study as they occur above thunderstorms.
Sina Lautenschlager taufte den Asteroiden 2009 FN19: Vitudurum
  • 07.02.2017
  • NGW
  • Notizie

Die Kinderuni und ihr Asteroid Vitudurum

Seit Mitte Januar besitzt die Kinderuniversität Winterthur einen eigenen Asteroiden. Er trägt den Namen «Vitudurum», den römischen Namen für Winterthur. Anderthalb Jahre mussten die Kinder auf den erlösenden Bescheid aus den USA warten, ob der vorgeschlagene Name akzeptiert werde. Dann, am 12. Januar 2017 war es soweit. Der Name wurde im Minor Planet Circular No 103028 publiziert.
  • 17.01.2017
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Notizie

From photosynthesis to new compounds for eye diseases

Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation have succeeded in using X-rays to minutely observe a photosynthesis reaction and produce a movie of the event. The findings will aid understanding of similar processes in the human eye. Thanks to the new SwissFEL particle accelerator at the Paul Scherrer Institute, we can expect more discoveries of this kind.
Two Black Holes Merge into One ©SXS
  • 13.01.2017
  • Notizie

What do we know about black holes?

Kevin Schawinski about the mysteries and awesome power of black holes.