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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A birthday party packed with science

On September 9, about 80 associates of the SNI’s director, Christian Schönenberger, met for a colloquium to celebrate his 60th birthday. They talked about the early days of the Schönenberger group more than 20 years ago and the trips the team made into the Swiss Alps. However, the main focus was on the research that […]

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Per Magnus Kristiansen supports SNI success through his involvement in the Nano Argovia program

One of the most active scientists in the Nano Argovia program in recent years is Professor Per Magnus Kristiansen. The Swede, who grew up in Switzerland, has been a professor of polymer nanotechnology at the School of Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland in Windisch since 2009. Since 2011, he […]

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The award for the best Master’s thesis in the nanosciences in 2015 goes to Andreas Reichmuth

At the next SNI Annual Event in Lenzerheide in September, Andreas Reichmuth will receive the prize for the best Master’s thesis in nanosciences of the University of Basel. The 26-year-old Swiss national completed his degree in nanosciences in Basel, but wrote his Master’s thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In his thesis, he […]

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Christoph Gerber receives the Kavli Prize and an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente

Professor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience together with Professor Gerd Binnig (formerly of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory) and Professor Calvin Quate (Stanford University). The award honors their invention and creation of the first atomic […]

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Christoph Gerber to Receive the Kavli Prize

Professor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience together with Professor Gerd Binnig (formerly of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory) and Professor Calvin Quate (Stanford University). The award honors their invention and creation of the first atomic […]

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Controlling Quantum States Atom by Atom

An international consortium led by researchers at the University of Basel has developed a method to precisely alter the quantum mechanical states of electrons within an array of quantum boxes. The method can be used to investigate the interactions between various types of atoms and electrons, which is essential for future quantum technologies, as the […]

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Christoph Gerber to Receive the Kavli Prize

Professor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience together with Professor Gerd Binnig (formerly of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory) and Professor Calvin Quate (Stanford University). The award honors their invention and creation of the first atomic […]

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First KidsCamp at the University of Basel

This summer, the University of Basel offered its first UniKidsCamp for the children of its employees and students. The eight- to twelve-year-olds spent the first week of their vacation gaining insights into natural sciences and technology. The SNI was also involved in the program, which left plenty of room for play and fun as well […]

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