Dear colleagues

Word will undoubtedly have spread that our director, Professor Christian Schönenberger, sustained a very serious cycling accident in early November. We are happy to announce that he is on the road to recovery, although it will be some time until he is back on his feet. We continue to wish him strength and a speedy […]

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Making the invisible visible – The SNI’s Nano Imaging Lab unlocks the secrets of the nanoworld

 In early 2016, the SNI welcomed four new members. Evi Bieler, Susanne Erpel, Daniel Mathys and group leader Dr. Markus Dürrenberger of the former Center for Microscopy Basel (ZMB) joined Dr. Monica Schönenberger, previously of the Nanotech Service Lab, to form the new Nano Imaging Lab (NI Lab). The five specialists bring together decades of […]

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The Nano Imaging Lab Team

Evi Bieler trained as an academic technical assistant under Professor Guggenheim in the REM Lab, and studied English and German. She has been on Markus Dürrenberger’s team for 9 years, and is primarily responsible for SEM analyses.  Her specialist field is cryo-scanning electron microscopy, a technique that she helped develop in collaboration with industry. She […]

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A memorable anniversary

On 28 October, the SNI’s 10th anniversary was celebrated by SNI members and numerous guests who have supported the Institute over the years or who played a key role in its foundation. Some 150 attendees gathered in Gundeldinger Feld’s Hall 7 to toast the anniversary, catch up with contacts and enjoy the varied entertainment program. […]

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Another successful Future Day

Once again this year, the SNI was involved in the Future Day held on 9 November to give children and young people a playful introduction to research in the natural sciences. In collaboration with the Department of Physics, Dr. Michèle Wegmann prepared a varied program on the topic of energy. Dr. Thilo Glatzel kicked things […]

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PhD students visit Roche

The decisions faced by some of the PhD students at the SNI’s PhD school about what comes next are becoming increasingly pressing as their doctorates approach completion. In late November, 16 PhD students paid a visit to Roche Pharma AG in Basel to gain some insights into starting a career in the pharma industry. The […]

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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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Media releases and uni news from SNI members

University of Basel, 01 December 2016. Researchers Take First Look into the “Eye” of Majoranas.  Majorana fermions are particles that could potentially be used as information units for a quantum computer. An experiment by physicists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel’s Department of Physics has confirmed their theory that Majorana fermions […]

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