Call for project proposals

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) launches its seventh call for PhD projects in nanoscience. You can find information about the process in our flyer. We are looking forward to your proposals.

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Structure is everything

How different surfaces affect properties Nature is filled with examples of surfaces that have particular properties due to their structure. A special nano- and microstructure, for instance, allows butterfly wings to shimmer in different colors without any pigments at all. Some leaf surfaces cause water and dirt to simply roll off them, and cicada wings […]

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We keep our fingers crossed

On April 28th and 29th, the first international nanocar race takes place in Toulouse. A team of the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel participates and has good chances to win. We keep our fingers crossed for the pilots Dr. Rémy Pawlak und Tobias Meier from the research […]

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Basel Physicist Daniel Loss Receives the King Faisal International Prize

Professor Daniel Loss from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute has been awarded the King Faisal International Prize for Science 2017. The King Faisal Foundation awarded Loss the renowned science prize for his discovery of a concept for development of a quantum computer based on the intrinsic angular momentum […]

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