Happy holidays

The whole SNI team wishes you happy holidays and a good start of a healthy and beautiful New Year. We are looking forward to many joint projects and activities in 2022.    

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Which light is lit? Last chance to win!

The SNI lights a candle every Sunday in Advent. Each candle features one of the many experiments we have put together. If you recognize which experiment it stands for, enter our raffle. You might even win a powerbank and a little surprise. https://nanoscience.ch/de/ueber-uns/raetsel/ Did you find the moving cookies? Take a look at our other exciting […]

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Hands-on: Public relations returns to public spaces

Following an extended break, the SNI’s Outreach team is back to meeting with children and students live and in person. Alongside TecDays, the SNI team primarily focused on the events planned in collaboration with Museum Burghalde in Lenzburg, where team members engaged in experiments and activities designed to spark children’s interest in the natural sciences. […]

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In memory of Peter Reimann

Dr. h.c. Peter Reimann, a long-time employee of the Department of Physics and the SNI, passed away unexpectedly on November 1, 2021. Peter had been employed at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel for more than 37 years, where he headed the Technology & Safety Group. He was an enthusiastic researcher and […]

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SNI INSight August 2021

The summer issue of our electronic magazine “SNI INSight” has been published. The main topic of this issue is nanomedicine. In addition, there are numerous news about the SNI. Enjoy browsing through it! Online version

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New Associate Professor in Engineering of Synthetic Systems

Prof. Michael Nash has been appointed Associate Professor of Engineering of Synthetic Systems by the University Council. Nash has been an assistant professor at the University of Basel since 2016. His research focuses on the characterization and optimization of biophysical properties of proteins.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to our PhD student Pooja Thakkar who won the Shoulders-Gray-Spindt award at the 34th Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference for her paper “Voltage-controlled three-electron-beam interference by a three-element Boersch phase shifter with top and bottom shielding electrodes”. In this work Pooja contributed to the goal to manipulate electron waves to realize a novel electron diffraction imaging method. The […]

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Nanocomposite electrodes for clinical diagnostics

An interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Nano Argovia project PEPS are developing a novel diagnostic device for particular biomarkers that is designed for use in point-of-care testing (POCT). Point-of-care testing refers to diagnostic testing methods that do not require a specialized medical laboratory, such as the now familiar Coronavirus rapid tests and blood sugar […]

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Announcements

Are you interested in the activities of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute? An overview of all our projects is available in the Annual Report 2020. The general section provides information on interesting topics related to the network, students, doctoral students and SNI professors written specifically for a general readership. Here, we describe projects from our applied […]

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News from the network

Electrically switchable qubit can tune between storage and fast calculation modes To perform calculations, quantum computers need qubits to act as elementary building blocks that process and store information. Now, physicists have produced a new type of qubit that can be switched from a stable idle mode to a fast calculation mode. The concept would […]

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