Past Events

Mammoth program at tunBasel

In May, around 14,000 people visited tunBasel, ten action-packed days as part of the Mustermesse Basel trade fair. The SNI also answered the call to provide an exciting program of events for children and young people to tinker, experiment, and experience. Dr Kerstin Beyer-Hans (SNI) and Dr Giovanni Nisato and Giorgio Quaranta (CSEM Muttenz) compiled […]

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Open laboratory for politicians

On February 6 and May 15, the Departments of Physics and Chemistry and the SNI invited Basel’s politicians to Klingelbergstrasse 82 for an insight into their research. Department heads Professor Dominik Zumbühl, Professor Marcel Mayor, and SNI Director Professor Christian Schönenberger began with brief reports on the various research facilities before the fascinated visitors embarked […]

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Nanoscience in the snow

At the end of January, in beautiful wintry weather, the doctoral students from the SNI PhD School met at Hotel Schwarzsee, 1,000 meters above Zermatt, for the “Nanoscience in the Snow” Winter School (NiS). After a short welcome reception, the first presentations began before everyone satisfied their hunger with a cheese fondue. Lively discussions continued […]

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How does news reach the media?

Nanoscience students recently visited the Basler Zeitung newspaper as part of the Media Competence course for an insight into the world of current newspaper reporting. Editor-in-chief Markus Sonn welcomed the group of eight and clearly explained which news makes it into the paper and how. The Media Competence course is available to Bachelor’s nanoscience students […]

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10 steps to a job

A second careers workshop for SNI students and doctoral students was held on December 13, 2016. Dr Katrein Spieler, nano studies coordinator, organized the event together with Dr Birgit Müller of the Career Service Center at the University of Basel to assist young scientists with their further careers. Around 30 students, doctoral students, and postdocs […]

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A memorable anniversary

On 28 October, the SNI’s 10th anniversary was celebrated by SNI members and numerous guests who have supported the Institute over the years or who played a key role in its foundation. Some 150 attendees gathered in Gundeldinger Feld’s Hall 7 to toast the anniversary, catch up with contacts and enjoy the varied entertainment program. […]

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Another successful Future Day

Once again this year, the SNI was involved in the Future Day held on 9 November to give children and young people a playful introduction to research in the natural sciences. In collaboration with the Department of Physics, Dr. Michèle Wegmann prepared a varied program on the topic of energy. Dr. Thilo Glatzel kicked things […]

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PhD students visit Roche

The decisions faced by some of the PhD students at the SNI’s PhD school about what comes next are becoming increasingly pressing as their doctorates approach completion. In late November, 16 PhD students paid a visit to Roche Pharma AG in Basel to gain some insights into starting a career in the pharma industry. The […]

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SNI Annual Event

In September 2016, SNI members met for their third annual conference in Lenzerheide, where the 80 or so participants were treated to a diverse mixture of lectures and posters to encourage scientific exchange. Once again, the speakers succeeded in giving the audience an insight into their very different research topics, no matter whether these related […]

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Festival of Molecules

Amid glorious summer weather, the Festival of Molecules was held in the University of Basel’s Kollegienhaus at the end of August. According to a press release from the University of Basel, over the two days of the festival around 80 school classes and more than 4,000 visitors attended this interactive exhibition on the fascinating world […]

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