SNI INSight December 2019

The current issue of SNI INSight is now online. If you want to learn more about tological materials or if you are interested in the the good news of the start-up Qnami, just have a look. Additionally, we report about recent events and news of the last weeks. SNI INSight December 2019

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The Department of Physics heads National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) for the development of a silicon-based quantum computer

Researchers around the world are looking for suitable ways to develop a quantum computer. At present, there are a number of approaches for the building blocks that could make up the supercomputer of the future. The realization of a quantum computer that can cope with previously unsolved tasks of high practical importance poses an immense […]

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The University of Basel gains two new National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR)

The University of Basel has received a grant for two new National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR), focusing on antibiotic research and quantum technology. The federal government is providing total funding of CHF 34 million for the two programs in the first funding phase to 2024, bringing the number of NCCRs with the University […]

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Patrick Maletinsky receives ERC Consolidator Grant

Three researchers from the University of Basel receive one of the coveted ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Patrick Maletinsky from the Department of Physics, Marek Basler from the Biozentrum, and Dennis Gillingham from the Department of Chemistry will receive a total of 6.7 million Euros over five years. The Consolidator Grants […]

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ARTIDIS Gains Strong Momentum in 2019 Raising CHF 8.8 Million in Seed Financing

ARTIDIS AG (“ARTIDIS”), a privately held healthtech company, announced the successful closure of a CHF 8.8 million seed financing in two rounds securing early clinical validation and the next development phase towards market entry in 2021. The funding will be used to advance the company’s healthtech platform into a large multi-centre clinical study together with […]

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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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Biozentrum spin off ARTIDIS joins world’s largest medical center

ARTIDIS announces its successful integration in the highly competitive international Medical Device Cohort 2019 at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute. The company, which is a spin off from the Biozentrum and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel, is developing a medical device based on nanotechnology for clinical application in cancer diagnostics. […]

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Qnami announced the closing of a 2.6M CHF seed round

Qnami announced today the closing of a 2.6M CHF (2.6M USD) seed round led by Venture Capital fund Quantonation and further supported by investiere, ZKB Start-up Finance and the High Tech Gründerfond. The funds will support the market entry of Qnami’s first product, a quantum microscope for inspection of magnetic materials at the nanoscale, and […]

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Research and “Rüebli”

This year, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel, founded by the Canton of Aargau and the University of Basel, for the first time had a booth at the Rüeblimärt in Aarau. The SNI team informed interested visitors about the SNI’s research activities in the field of nanosciences and offered the opportunity […]

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A cavity leads to a strong interaction between light and matter

  Researchers have succeeded in creating an efficient quantum-mechanical light-matter interface using a microscopic cavity. Within this cavity, a single photon is emitted and absorbed up to 10 times by an artificial atom. This opens up new prospects for quantum technology, report physicists at the University of Basel and Ruhr-University Bochum in the journal Nature. […]

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