Two Basel Physicists Receive prestigious EU Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded both professors Jelena Klinovaja and Ilaria Zardo from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel an ERC Starting Grant. The two physicists will receive up to 1.5 million Euros over the course of the next five years for their ambitious research projects. For quantum computers to […]

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Elise Aeby wins award for best master’s thesis in nanoscience 2016

Elise Aeby’s design for a new microfluidic platform to study tissue cells has earned her this year’s award for the best master’s thesis in nanoscience at the University of Basel. The young researcher looks back on a fulfilling time in Basel in which she learnt a great deal and played an active role in various […]

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Awards for two doctoral students from the SNI network

Arne Barfuss, a doctoral student in Professor Patrick Maletinsky’s group at the SNI PhD School, has won the Swiss Nanotechnology Award sponsored by Rolic Technologies Ltd. Nicola Rossi, a doctoral student in Argovia Professor Martino Poggio’s team, has received the Swiss Nanotechnology Award sponsored by ABB Ltd. For the first time, the Swiss MNT Network […]

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Thomas Ward wins Royal Society of Chemistry award

Basel chemist Thomas Ward, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the University of Basel and Director of the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Bioinorganic Chemistry Award winner for 2017. Professor Ward’s group has been combining chemical and biological tools for fifteen years. They create artificial metalloenzymes that can be used for […]

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Basel team secures victory at first nanocar race

The University of Basel team has won the first international nanocar race, which was held on a gold racetrack. The young scientists from the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel were the fastest at steering a single molecule along a miniscule gold track measuring around 100 nanometers. The […]

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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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Christoph Gerber received honorary doctorate

On November 25th 2016, Professor Christoph Gerber received the honorary doctorate from the University of Twente. He was portrayed in the University’s newsletter.

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Nano Image Award

This year`s submissions for the Nano Image Award have again shown how beautiful the nanoworld can be. The winners are: Marietta Batzer, Dominik, Rohner, University of Basel, Gulibusitan Abulizi, University of Basel, Rémy Pawlak, University of Basel

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Christoph Gerber receives the Kavli Prize and an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente

Professor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience together with Professor Gerd Binnig (formerly of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory) and Professor Calvin Quate (Stanford University). The award honors their invention and creation of the first atomic […]

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Christoph Gerber to Receive the Kavli Prize

Professor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience together with Professor Gerd Binnig (formerly of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory) and Professor Calvin Quate (Stanford University). The award honors their invention and creation of the first atomic […]

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