Nano Image Award 2015

SNI members have submitted a colorful array of beautiful images to this year’s competition depicting all forms of nano- and microstructures. The SNI management team had a difficult task selecting the most attractive entries. This year, the award was given to four photos, because two of them received an equal number of points. The winners […]

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Professor Thomas Jung

Professor Thomas Jung is a man of many talents. He is an honorary professor at the University of Basel and runs research groups at the Paul Scherrer Institute and the University of Basel. His research activities range from applied research commissioned by various companies, to working with the PSI’s major research facilities, through to basic […]

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An Excellent and Socially Engaged Researcher

Peter Rickhaus, until recently a doctoral student in Professor Christian Schönenberger’s group, received the Metrology prize from the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) in September for his work on electron transport in graphene. However, the 28-year-old physicist is not just interested in the properties of this highly regarded material; he also has three young children and […]

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Sara Freund Receives Prize for Best Master’s Thesis in 2014

Sara Freund has won the prize for the best Master’s thesis in nanoscale science at the University of Basel. This is the second time the prize has been awarded. The young French scientist, who earned her Bachelor’s in Strasbourg and came to the University of Basel for her Master’s, wrote her winning thesis on using […]

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Sara Freund Receives Prize for Best Master’s Thesis in 2014

Sara Freund has won the prize for the best Master’s thesis in nanoscale science at the University of Basel. This is the second time the prize has been awarded. The young French scientist, who earned her Bachelor’s in Strasbourg and came to the University of Basel for her Master’s, wrote her winning thesis on using […]

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Professor Uwe Pieles

Most SNI members know Professor Uwe Pieles, who is based in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). He has been actively involved in all SNI activities ever since the institute was founded. He has participated in more than ten projects in the Nano Argovia program alone, mostly […]

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Fascinated by Playing with Individual Atoms

Even at school, Sylwia Nowakowska was fascinated by the idea of controlling individual atoms. Today, as a doctoral student at the Nanolab run by Professor Thomas Jung, this is exactly what she’s doing. She condenses xenon atoms in quantum wells and examines how their arrangement in the quantum wells changes according to the number of […]

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Marcel Mayor, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Basel

Marcel Mayor is a chemist through and through. He is fascinated by chemical compounds, especially by those that do not exist yet or have unusual structures and need years to be synthesized. His goal is to achieve a great complexity and to discover new things using a variety of chemical compounds. His work is also […]

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Claudia Wirth, the new colleague at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute

If SNI members are looking for support in financial, human resource or administrative matters, again they will find a competent partner. In September, Claudia Wirth has moved into her office on the 4th floor of the Physics Department and rapidly made the SNI Secretariat the primary point of contact for a wide variety of SNI […]

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“Foreign Policy” selects Ed Constable to the top 100 Leading Global Thinkers 2014

The US magazine Foreign Policy has selected Prof. Ed Constable, chemist and Vice Rector for Research of the University of Basel, as one of the 100 leading Global Thinkers of 2014.

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