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Physics - Computer Science - 28.09.2021
'It increasingly feels like a high-tech race.'
’It increasingly feels like a high-tech race.’
Could quantum technologies really be the next gold rush? ETH Vice President Vanessa Wood and quantum researcher Andreas Wallraff discuss how close we are to putting quantum promises into practice.

Physics - Chemistry - 28.09.2021
STROBE nano-imaging center receives $22.5 million renewal from NSF
The Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, which UCLA helps to lead and which is tackling major challenges in the sciences and engineering using cutting-edge imaging technologi

Physics - Computer Science - 28.09.2021

Physics - Campus - 28.09.2021
Mastering the unknown
Mastering the unknown
Two years ago, ETH launched the innovative Master's degree in quantum engineering. Now the first cohort of students is nearing the end of the programme.

Campus - Physics - 28.09.2021
Caldicot Students and Techniquest inspire tomorrow’s engineers
Enterprising Caldicot School students who designed a winning Techniquest exhibit have visited their compound semiconductor-themed creation in Cardiff Bay.

Physics - Materials Science - 28.09.2021
$1.8M to develop room temperature, controllable quantum nanomaterials
$1.8M to develop room temperature, controllable quantum nanomaterials
Project could pave way for compact quantum computing, communications as well as efficient UV lamps for sterilization, air purification An effort to create quantum semiconductors that operate at room temperature has been awarded $1.8 million by the National Science Foundation.

Physics - Chemistry - 27.09.2021

Physics - Computer Science - 24.09.2021
World Premiere for Virtual Laser Lab 'femtoPro'
World Premiere for Virtual Laser Lab ’femtoPro’
09/24/2021 Lasers are ubiquitous. Scientists from Würzburg have now developed the virtual-reality laser laboratory "femtoPro", which simulates optical setups in real time and enables eye-safe training in the handling of short-pulse lasers.

Physics - Chemistry - 23.09.2021
Center for Bright Beams awarded $22M to boost accelerator science
UChicago a partner in continuing Cornell-led center to transform electron beam technology A collaboration of researchers led by Cornell University has been awarded $22.5 million from the Natio

Health - Physics - 23.09.2021
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
PRISMAP - The European medical radionuclides programme sets out to substantially change the European landscape for novel and emerging medical radionuclides. Nuclear therapy and molecular imaging are widely used at hospitals for new promising medical procedures. They can drastically improve the outcome for many medical conditions and in particular enable the treatment of disseminated cancer.

Campus - Physics - 23.09.2021

Physics - Chemistry - 22.09.2021
Spectroscopic Signature and Structure of the Active Sites in Ziegler-Natta Polymerization Catalysts Revealed by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
Spectroscopic Signature and Structure of the Active Sites in Ziegler-Natta Polymerization Catalysts Revealed by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Publication of CRMN in J. Am.

Physics - Materials Science - 16.09.2021
University of Chicago to partner in $25M NSF center for optoelectronic, quantum technologies
The National Science Foundation on Sept. 9 announced it will fund a new endeavor to bring atomic-level precision to the devices and technologies that underpin much of modern life, and will transform fields like information technology in the decades to come.

History / Archeology - Physics - 15.09.2021

Health - Physics - 14.09.2021
How a Plant Virus Could Protect and Save Your Lungs From Metastatic Cancer
Using a virus that grows in black-eyed pea plants, nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego developed a new treatment that could keep metastatic cancers at bay from the lungs. The treatment not only slowed tumor growth in the lungs of mice with either metastatic breast cancer or melanoma, it also prevented or drastically minimized the spread of these cancers to the lungs of healthy mice that were challenged with the disease.

Physics - 10.09.2021
Nigel Lockyer to step down as Fermilab director
The Fermi Research Alliance, a partnership of the University of Chicago and Universities Research Association that manages the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, announced Sept.

Physics - Materials Science - 09.09.2021
High-speed modulation thanks to crystal symmetry
High-speed modulation thanks to crystal symmetry
Physicists and chemists at University of Jena develop a method for nonlinear signal modulation in 2D materials Nonlinear optics is of paramount importance in numerous fields of science and technology, in particular for second harmonic generation, namely the process of frequency doubling of a light beam.

Physics - Campus - 09.09.2021
NSF to fund revolutionary center for optoelectronic, quantum technologies
NSF to fund revolutionary center for optoelectronic, quantum technologies
The National Science Foundation on Sept. 9 announced it will fund a new endeavor to bring atomic-level precision to the devices and technologies that underpin much of modern life, and will transform fields like information technology in the decades to come.

Chemistry - Physics - 08.09.2021
Tweezer grant pleases Rice researchers
Tweezer grant pleases Rice researchers
University wins NSF grant to acquire 'optical tweezer' to manipulate micron-scale matter Pick up a pea with one chopstick while blindfolded and you'll get a sense of the challenge researchers face when trying to manipulate single molecules.

Career - Physics - 07.09.2021

Physics - Materials Science - 06.09.2021
Cells as a model for fluid cybernetic systems
Cells as a model for fluid cybernetic systems
The COgITOR project is being funded by the EU with about 3.5 million Euros for the next four years.

Physics - Chemistry - 31.08.2021
U.S. Department of Energy funds center to build a foundation for quantum chemistry
UChicago Board of Trustees' gift launches new $200 million commitment to undergraduate financial aid and educational access Three-year, $3 million project unites chemists from UChicago, Purdue, Harvar

Physics - Computer Science - 31.08.2021
Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, Caltech to Build Quantum Network Testbed
Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, Caltech to Build Quantum Network Testbed
Five-year, $12.5 million U.S. Department of Energy project will help pave the way for a nationwide quantum Internet Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab) and the U

Physics - Computer Science - 31.08.2021
EPFL launches new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering
EPFL's new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE Center) , headed by Prof. Vincenzo Savona, will establish and promote programs for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation in the fields of quantum science and engineering.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.08.2021
The mysterious, invisible object that keeps our galaxy in motion
What secrets are held by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way? Andrea Ghez, astronomer and Nobel Laureate in Physics, will discuss this question as part of next week's Paul Bernays Lectures 2021.

Physics - 26.08.2021
Conversations on quantum gravity
Conversations on quantum gravity
'Conversations on quantum gravity' is physicist Jay Armas' new book on the ongoing search for a theory of everything.

Physics - Computer Science - 26.08.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 23.08.2021
’Blue’ and ’Gold’ satellites headed to Mars in 2024
The ESCAPADE Mars mission will consist of two identical satellites - "Blue” and "Gold” - that will study how the planet's ionosphere and magnetic field interact.

Physics - Materials Science - 18.08.2021
National 2D materials research center wins NSF funding
Boise State joins Penn State, Rice for Phase II expansion of ATOMIC center A national research center that brings together university, industry and government partners to develop atom-thin 2D coating

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.08.2021
Computer algorithms are currently revolutionising biology
Artificial intelligence can help predict the three-dimensional structure of proteins. Beat Christen describes how such algorithms should soon help to develop tailored artificial proteins.

Physics - Chemistry - 16.08.2021

Environment - Physics - 12.08.2021
Living in the crystal ball
Living in the crystal ball
Alain Aerni is trying to look into the future: His "Crystalball" energy control system combines photovoltaics, heat pumps and charging stations and uses weather reports to predict energy requirements.