Past Events

Another varied and interesting program at the fifth SNI Annual Event

It’s almost like a family gathering when members of the SNI meet at Hotel Schweizerhof for their Annual Event in September, just before the winter semester gets underway. Project leaders of Nano Argovia projects and young scientists from the SNI PhD School present their projects in different areas of applied and basic science through a […]

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Identifying and focusing on strengths

From a young age, we are told what we are bad at and where we can improve. In the run-up to the Annual Event, the SNI’s PhD students experienced a completely different – and more positive – approach in a workshop about personal strengths. Yvonne Ulrich from MeTi Coaching taught 21 of the young scientists […]

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Transnational research for sustainable pest management in winegrowing

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute’s Nano Imaging Lab is a partner in numerous research programs. Sustainable pest management in winegrowing is one of the fields in which the NI Lab’s images are currently making a vital contribution. On June 11, 2018, the NI Lab hosted an event for the participants in the Interreg project Vitifutur in […]

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Swiss NanoConvention 2018

This year’s Swiss NanoConvention was held at ETH Zurich on June 6 and 7. As in previous years, Switzerland’s key players in the field of nanosciences came together to learn about a variety of topics and exchange ideas in an interdisciplinary setting. A novelty this year was the awarding of the first Nanotech Startup Prize, […]

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Valuable information at “SmallTalk”

For the second time, bachelors’ students on the nanosciences program organized the day-long conference “SmallTalk” to tell each other and interested visitors about the block courses they completed last semester. In nineteen short presentations and posters, the students provided background information on the research work of the various teams they became a part of for […]

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Nanosciences for the general public

Members of the public recently had a chance to learn more about the nanosciences and the activities of the SNI at two different events. The first consisted of an SNI stand at the May market in Lenzburg, offering visitors a wealth of information and activities. For the second, Dr. Kerstin Beyer-Hans put together a nanosciences […]

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SNI/Biozentrum Lecture all about cryo-electron microscopy

On the initiative of Dr. Markus Dürrenberger, head of the Nano Imaging Lab, a mini-symposium was held in April with Nobel laureate Professor Jacques Dubochet, Professor Ueli Aebi, and Professor Andreas Engel. The symposium was organized jointly by the SNI and the Biozentrum. The three scientists, whose academic careers began under Professor Eduard Kellenberger at […]

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Nano on the big screen

On February 26, 80 guests from the worlds of politics and sciences went on a voyage of discovery into the nano world in the Oris cinema in Liestal. The evening was organized by the University of Basel and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute in honor of Professor Christoph Gerber. More than 30 years ago, Professor Gerber […]

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Nano-Tech Apéro in Brugg

 On February 15, more than 40 nanotechnology experts met at BRUGG Flex in Brugg for an interdisciplinary exchange. Organized by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Hightech Zentrum Aargau (HTZ), the event brought scientists from universities and research institutions together with industry representatives to discuss successful SNI applied research projects within the Nano Argovia program. […]

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SNI doctoral students at the Technopark Aargau

Doctoral students at the SNI PhD School generally work on questions of basic science. However, they are also interested in applied research and in the transfer of knowledge and technology into industry. On a visit to the Technopark Aargau in Brugg in February 2018, the doctoral students gained an insight into the world of start-ups […]

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