Congratulations!

The SNI management team has selected the winners of this year’s Nano Image Award. It was not easy as we had so many beautiful pictures to choose from. Many thanks for participating!   The winners are:

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Alex and Felix also have won the European Contest for Young Scientists

The two high school graduates Alex Korocencev and Felix Sewing, who were supported by the SNI and the Department of Physics, have won the European Contest for Young Scientists with their magnetically levitated (maglev) train. The two young researchers had participated in the “Jugend forscht” contest in 2019 and had been awarded the federal prize […]

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Best Poster and Best Talk Award

Congratulations to Thomas Mortelmans for receiving the Best Poster Award and to Luc Driencourt for the Best Talk Award during this year’s Annual Event. At the SNI Annual Event, doctoral students of the SNI PhD School present their scientific results either with a poster or a talk. They crucially contribute to the interdisciplinary exchange among […]

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Honorary membership for Joakim Rüegger

During the Annual Event 2019, Joakim Rüegger was awarded the Honorary Membership of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI). In his role as Head of Higher Education in the Departement of Education in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, he was extremely committed to the SNI and thus helped to aunch this successful cooperation between the Canton of […]

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Complex molecules on surfaces – Sebastian Scherb receives the prize for the best master’s thesis in nanosciences

At the first master’s degree ceremony for nanosciences this fall, Sebastian Scherb will be awarded the prize for the best master’s thesis of 2018. As part of the team led by Professor Ernst Meyer, he investigated a new method for the surface deposition of individual complex molecules. Seeking a method for large molecules The self-assembly […]

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“Jugend forscht” federal prize for young researchers – An outstanding scientific achievement for two high-school students with support from the SNI

Felix Sewing and Alex Korocencev have been awarded the 2019 “Jugend forscht” federal prize in the area of technology. Over the last year, the two young researchers have received support from the SNI and the Department of Physics. Everyone involved had a chance to join the two prizewinners in raising a toast to this amazing […]

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Founded on accurate data – Prizewinning project on energy efficiency in railway vehicles

  In January 2019, a project by the Department of Physics at the University of Basel, in collaboration with the railway company BLS, received the Watt d’Or energy prize from the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Initiated by Professor emeritus Peter Oelhafen, the project paves the way for energy savings in railway vehicles. Andreas Tonin […]

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EU research funding for two SNI Board members Alex Schier and Ernst Meyer

The European Research Council has awarded two University of Basel scientists each a generously endowed ERC Advanced Grant. Biologist Professor Alex Schier and physicist Professor Ernst Meyer will each receive funding in the six figures for their innovative research projects. The ERC Advanced Grants, which are awarded by the European Research Council (ERC), are among […]

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Christof Sparr receives Ružička Prize 2018

This year’s Ružička Prize has been awarded to Christof Sparr, Assistant Professor at the University of Basel. The 38-year-old chemist was honored for his outstanding achievements in the development of new synthesis methods. Christof Spar was born in 1980 in Appenzell. He studied chemistry at ETH Zurich and completed his education with a doctorate in […]

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Nano Image Award

We would like to congratulate Daniel Mathys, Andreas Baumgartner and Lucia Romana on winning the Nano Image Award and to thank all those who took part with their breathtaking images from the nano and micro world. https://nanoscience.ch/de/media-2/bilder/nano-image-award/

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