Daniel Riedel receives Quantum Future Award

Dr Daniel Riedel was awarded the Quantum Future Award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (BMBF) and the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST). Daniel, who completed his doctoral thesis at the SNI PhD School in December 2017, won second prize in the “dissertations” category. Daniel Riedel’s doctoral research […]

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SNI/Biozentrum Lecture with Nobel Laureate Jacques Dubochet

Last year, the Swiss biophysicist Dubochet, along with two other scientists, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing cryo-electron microscopy. In a symposium organized by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) and the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Jacques Dubochet and two of his long-time colleagues will provide fascinating insights into this technology. […]

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Annual Report 2017

The Annual Report 2017 is printed! In the first part, we present some success stories of 2017. You will find reports from the SNI network as well as portraits of young scientists who studied nanosciences at the University of Basel and young doctoral students who just finished their theses at the SNI’s PhD school. Examples from the […]

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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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Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo

For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of live zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers new potential in treating a range of diseases, as the authors report in an article published in Nature Communications.   […]

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Swiss MNT Start-up Prize

The Swiss Nano- und Microtechnology Network (Swiss MNT) launched a new start-up prize. The winner of the prize will be selected during the Swiss NanoConvention 2018 and will receive 10.000 CHF. You find more information about the prize in the flyer.    

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Optical Nanoscope Allows Imaging of Quantum Dots

Physicists have developed a technique based on optical microscopy that can be used to create images of atoms on the nanoscale. In particular, the new method allows the imaging of quantum dots in a semiconductor chip. Together with colleagues from the University of Bochum, scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics and the […]

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Season’s greetings

We wish you and your families an enjoyable festive season, peaceful and relaxing holidays and health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year! We are looking forward to many exciting projects in 2018!

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The Coldest Chip in the World

Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in cooling a nanoelectronic chip to a temperature lower than 3 millikelvin. The scientists from the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute set this record in collaboration with colleagues from Germany and Finland. They used magnetic cooling to cool the electrical connections as well as […]

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Nanoscale balance among the best images in «Nature»

The science magazine «Nature» has selected the ten best scientific images of 2017. An illustration of the nanoscale balance (a cantilever device) developed by researchers of the SNI and D-BSSE of the ETH Zurich in Basel is among these beautiful images of the year. Daniel Mathys from the SNI’s Nano Imaging Lab provided the original […]

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