PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute


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Location: Villigen
PSI, Forschungsstrasse 111, 5232 Villigen

Discipline: Physics

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.

Physics - May 6
Physics
Through a unique combination of computer simulations and laboratory experiments, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have discovered new binding sites for active agents - against cancer, for example - on a vital protein of the cell cytoskeleton. Eleven of the sites hadn't been known before.
Physics - Materials Science - Apr 22

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have succeeded for the first time in looking inside materials using the method of transient grating spectroscopy with ultrafast X-rays at SwissFEL. The experiment at PSI is a milestone in observing processes in the world of atoms.

Health - Chemistry - Mar 19
Health - Chemistry

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have for the first time observed photochemical processes inside the smallest particles in the air.

Innovation - Dec 21, 2020

Green light for SLS 2.0: The upgrade of the Swiss Light Source SLS at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI plannned for the coming years can now proceed. Within the framework of the ERI Dispatch for 2021-2024, the funding for this renovation has been assured.

Life Sciences - Health - Nov 5, 2020
Life Sciences - Health

The European Research Council (ERC) is providing 10 million euros in funding for an interdisciplinary, collaborative project in the structural and biophysical analysis of selected photoreceptors and their development into "OptoGPCRs", light-controlled molecular switches with a wide range of applications in biology and medicine.

Physics - Materials Science - Sep 23, 2020
Physics - Materials Science

Nanoscale vortices known as skyrmions can be created in many magnetic materials. For the first time, researchers at PSI have managed to create and identify antiferromagnetic skyrmions with a unique property: critical elements inside them are arranged in opposing directions.

Chemistry - Environment - Sep 21, 2020

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and from ETH Zurich want to make so-called zeolites more efficient. Today, these compounds are already indispensable additives in the chemical industry and have been used as catalysts in oil refineries since the 1960s.

Life Sciences - Physics - May 20, 2020
Life Sciences - Physics

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have succeeded for the first time in recording, in action, a light-driven sodium pump from bacterial cells.

Environment - Chemistry - Mar 24
Environment - Chemistry

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have studied for the first time how chemical reactions in clouds can influence the global climate.

Environment - Physics - Mar 5

Can Switzerland, as planned, cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050? In a study, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have investigated what measures would be necessary to achieve this reduction and how much it might cost per person.

Health - Chemistry - Nov 18, 2020
Health - Chemistry

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, together with colleagues from several other European institutions, have investigated whether particulate matter from certain sources can be especially harmful to human health.

Health - Pharmacology - Sep 28, 2020
Health - Pharmacology

For the first time, researchers at the Centre for Proton Therapy at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland have tested ultrafast, high-dose irradiation with protons.

Physics - Electroengineering - Sep 22, 2020
Physics - Electroengineering

Scientists have gained a fundamental understanding of a highly promising material that could be suited to future data storage applications.

Environment - Life Sciences - Sep 11, 2020
Environment - Life Sciences

On September 14, an expedition within the framework of the international project Ice Memory is setting out to carry out ice core drilling on the glacier of the mountain massif Grand Combin in the Swiss canton of Valais.

Environment - Transport - May 15, 2020
Environment - Transport

Decision support for car buyers: Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute have developed a web tool called the Carculator that can be used to compare the environmental performance of passenger cars in detail.




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