Change at the top – Christian Schönenberger hands over leadership of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute to Martino Poggio

From August 2022, Argovia Professor Martino Poggio from the Department of Physics of the University of Basel will be the new director of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI). For 16 years, Professor Christian Schönenberger has worked to build up the SNI and turn it into what it is today: the center of excellence for nanosciences […]

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An interest in basic and applied research – Patrick Maletinsky becomes new SNI Vice Director

Patrick Maletinsky joined the University of Basel 10 years ago as the Georg H. Endress Foundation Professor of Experimental Physics. When he takes over as vice director of the SNI in August, he will be tasked with supporting and deputizing for the new director, Martino Poggio, as well as being responsible for the SNI’s applied […]

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SNI Executive Committee – New members and distributed tasks

The composition of the SNI Executive Committee will also change as of 1 August. Some of the tasks previously performed by Christian Schönenberger as director will then be taken over by members of the SNI management. We would like to thank all former members of the SNI Executive Committee for their commitment and hope that […]

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Capri Spring School – Electron transport in a beautiful setting

Since 2015, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute has supported the Capri Spring School for doctoral students as well as several postdocs working on nanoscale electronic transport. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the return of this one-week conference in May 2022 allowed 35 young researchers to benefit from the knowledge of leading international […]

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“Voller Energie” – An exhibition all about water

On 6 March, Dr. Marc Seidel, the manager of Museum Burghalde in Lenzburg, opened the special exhibition “Voller Energie” (Full of energy), which was developed to mark the 100th anniversary of the Lenzburg municipal utilities. The Swiss Nanoscience Institute actively contributed to the new exhibition by setting up a water laboratory for researchers of all […]

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News from the SNI network

Quantum one-way street in topological insulator nanowires Very thin wires made of a topological insulator could enable highly stable qubits, the building blocks of future quantum computers. Scientists see a new result in topological insulator devices as an important step toward realizing the technology’s potential. Uni News University of Basel Original source   Twin photons […]

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SNI INSight June 2022

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Congratulations to Stefan Willitsch

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has awarded Professor Stefan Willitsch from the Department of Chemistry with a highly endowed SNSF Advanced Grant. With the SNSF Advanced Grants, the SNSF supports leading scientists in Switzerland who take unconventional and often risky paths in their research to gain new insights.  The selected projects will be funded […]

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World Quantum Day

Today is World Quantum Day! What comes to your mind when you hear quanta? What are quanta? What’s so special about them? And which research areas are particularly interesting for researchers in the SNI network? We asked a few people on the street and researchers about this (Video in German with English subtitles)  

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SNI Annual Report

The newly designed general part of the SNI’s annual report gives you an overview of the activities in the areas of education, research, services, communication, and finances. The scientific supplement contains scientific reports on all projects supported by the SNI in 2021 in the SNI PhD School and the applied Nano Argovia program. You are […]

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