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Editorial

Dear colleagues, I hope you are all well in spite of the unusual times in which we still find ourselves. I am delighted to see that our labs are up and running again, and that we can return to our research. But we must be under no illusions – the coronavirus pandemic has not gone […]

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Studying in the age of the coronavirus – A few examples from nanoscience students and the SNI PhD School

We have all had vastly different experiences over the past few weeks and months. Some people may have found that they are more efficient and productive when working from home. Others may have been contending with major worries, struggled to find the peace and quiet they need at home, or have even fallen sick themselves. […]

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Exploring the aging process – Daniel Stähli wins award for the best master’s thesis

Daniel Stähli has won the award for the best nanoscience master’s thesis in 2019. He wrote his excellent thesis about aging processes in the blood-brain barrier at Stanford University (Palo Alto, California, USA) in the laboratory run by Professor Tony Wyss-Coray, one of the leading researchers on the subject of aging. In his nine months […]

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Creative solution – SmallTalk on Zoom

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute’s first ever virtual conference was held on May 13. As in previous years, students from the nanoscience program organized the “SmallTalk” conference, in which they reported on two block courses they had attended. However, as the customary large-scale event at the Center for Pharmaceutical Sciences was out of the question this […]

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Swiss Nanotechnology – PhD Award Five awards for young scientists

Katharina Kaiser (IBM), Claire Meyer (University of Basel), Shantanu Mishra (Empa), Kazuhiro Morimoto (EPFL) and Daniel Najer (University of Basel) are the winners of this year`s Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award. The five young scientists impressed the interdisciplinary award committee with their outstanding publications. Each year, the Swiss Micro & Nanotechnology Network (Swiss MNT Network) presents […]

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SNC Image – Award Fascinating images

The postponement of the SNC did not stop us from announcing the results of the latest SNC Image Award. The following fascinating images of the nano world are this year’s winners: «Many thanks for participation and congratulations to the winners!» Further information about the SNC Image Award

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Hydronics – An interdisciplinary investigation of charge and heat transport

The Swiss National Science Foundation recently pledged 2.7 million Swiss francs in funding for the interdisciplinary Sinergia project “Hydronics”. The project is led by Professor Ilaria Zardo of the Department of Physics, and brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Basel, EPFL, Empa and IBM to study charge and heat transport, […]

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Multifaceted and up-to-date – Coronavirus research in the SNI network

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has been occupying all of our minds over the past weeks and months. No one imagined that the world could change so radically in such a short space of time. At the start of the pandemic, we didn’t know much about the virus. Thanks to the tremendous dedication of researchers around the […]

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News from the SNI network

Laser loop couples quantum systems over a distance For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating strong coupling between quantum systems over a greater distance. They accomplished this with a novel method in which a laser loop connects the systems, enabling nearly lossless exchange of information and strong interaction between them. In the scientific […]

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Announcements

SNI Annual Event In light of the uncertainties inherent to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to cancel the SNI Annual Event. Our colleagues’ health is even more important to us than academic exchange. We therefore look forward to seeing you at next year’s Annual Event from September 9 to 10, 2021.   Nano Image […]

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