A team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to clearly obtain images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons. Thanks to the forces measured in the graphene’s two-dimensional carbon lattice, they were able to identify boron and nitrogen for the first time, as the researchers report in […]
Two scientists from the University of Basel have been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants by the European Research Council (ERC): Neuroscientist Prof. Fiona Doetsch and physicist Prof. Christian Schönenberger each receive 2.5 million euros of funding. Christian Schönenberger is one of the few scientists whose groundbreaking research has received an ERC Advanced Grant for […]
Dr Daniel Riedel was awarded the Quantum Future Award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (BMBF) and the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST). Daniel, who completed his doctoral thesis at the SNI PhD School in December 2017, won second prize in the “dissertations” category. Daniel Riedel’s doctoral research […]
Last year, the Swiss biophysicist Dubochet, along with two other scientists, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing cryo-electron microscopy. In a symposium organized by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) and the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Jacques Dubochet and two of his long-time colleagues will provide fascinating insights into this technology. […]
The Annual Report 2017 is printed! In the first part, we present some success stories of 2017. You will find reports from the SNI network as well as portraits of young scientists who studied nanosciences at the University of Basel and young doctoral students who just finished their theses at the SNI’s PhD school. Examples from the […]
For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of live zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers new potential in treating a range of diseases, as the authors report in an article published in Nature Communications. […]
The Swiss Nano- und Microtechnology Network (Swiss MNT) launched a new start-up prize. The winner of the prize will be selected during the Swiss NanoConvention 2018 and will receive 10.000 CHF. You find more information about the prize in the flyer.
Physicists have developed a technique based on optical microscopy that can be used to create images of atoms on the nanoscale. In particular, the new method allows the imaging of quantum dots in a semiconductor chip. Together with colleagues from the University of Bochum, scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics and the […]