A Negative Enzyme Yields Positive Results

Chemistry has provided many key tools and techniques to the biological community in the last twenty years. We can now make proteins that Mother Nature never thought of, image unique parts of live cells and even see cells in live animals. This week in ACS Central Science, two research groups from the University of Geneva […]

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Beitrag

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, […]

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Editorial

Download the Newsletter as a PDF-file: 2016-05-SNI_update_en The SNI has experienced a very busy start to 2016. Since the beginning of the year, we have been working tirelessly on plans for the Swiss NanoConvention (SNC) as well as preparing an account of the highlights of 2015 for our annual report. Once again, the SNC will take […]

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SeminBar with Philipp Holliger

Tuesday, 10th Mai 2016, Ackermannshof, 6 pm: SeminBar with Philipp Holliger. 9 pm “British Pub-Night”. Link

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Physicists Measure van der Waals Forces of Individual Atoms for the First Time

Physicists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel have succeeded in measuring the very weak van der Waals forces between individual atoms for the first time. To do this, they fixed individual noble gas atoms within a molecular network and determined the interactions with a single xenon atom that they had positioned […]

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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 recognized with various awards

In the past few months, Professor Christoph Gerber has received several awards recognizing his major contributions to the development of scanning probe microscopy. In March 1986, Gerd Binnig, Calvin Quate, and Christoph Gerber first presented the atomic force microscope to the public in Physical Review Letters. The editorial of Nature Nanotechnology 11 (2016) is dedicated […]

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Shigeki Kawai receives the Kazato Prize

Dr. Shigeki Kawai, a former postdoc in Professor Ernst Meyer’s team at the Department of Physics and the SNI of the University of Basel, was presented with the Kazato Prize from the Kazato Research Foundation in Japan in February 2016. The Kazato Prize is awarded to promising young scientists for their outstanding research in the […]

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Quantum Sensors for High-Precision Magnetometry of Superconductors

Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale at temperatures close to absolute zero for the first time. They used spins in special diamonds as quantum sensors in a new […]

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University of Basel, 07 December 2015. European Funding for Three Investigators from the University of Basel

Three researchers from the University of Basel have successfully applied for a starting grant of the European Research Council (ERC): Biomedical specialist Dr. Nicola Aceto, mathematician Professor Gianluca Crippa and physicist Professor Philipp Treutlein will receive funding of up to 1.7 million Euros over the next five years. In addition, the Swiss National Science Foundation […]

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