PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute

PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111, CH-5232 Villigen
PSI, Paul Scherrer Institute  
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.

Pharmacology - Health - Aug 22
Pharmacology - Health
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute, together with colleagues from the pharmaceutical company F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, have taken an important step towards the development of an agent against the metastasis of certain cancers. Using the Swiss Light Source, they deciphered the structure of a receptor that plays a crucial role in the migration of cancer cells.
Physics - Aug 22

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method with which strong magnetic fields can be precisely measured.

Chemistry - Physics - Jul 4
Chemistry - Physics

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have used the Swiss Light Source SLS to record a molecular energy machine in action and thus to reveal how energy production at cell membranes works.

Life Sciences - Health - Jun 24
Life Sciences - Health

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen, Switzerland, have for the first time elucidated the structure of important enzymes in human cells that alter essential building blocks of the cellular cytoskeleton.

Materials Science - Physics - Jun 4
Materials Science - Physics

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a new material whose shape memory is activated by magnetism.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - Apr 26
Life Sciences - Chemistry

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have elucidated an important part of a siganalling pathway that transmits information through the cell membrane into the interior of a cell.

Health - Feb 28

At the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Beate Timmermann built up a programme providing proton therapy for children with cancer at the same time she was raising her own son.

Physics - Jul 12

A particular kind of elementary particle, the Weyl fermions, were first discovered a few years ago. Their specialty: They move through a material in a well ordered manner that practically never lets them collide with each other and is thus very energy efficient.

Environment - Innovation - Jul 3
Environment - Innovation

In a joint research project of five Swiss competence centres for energy research, scientists have prepared a white paper on "Power-to-X" for consideration by the Swiss Federal Energy Research Commission (CORE).

Astronomy - Physics - Jun 21
Astronomy - Physics

Components for ESA rockets are illuminated with neutrons Rockets from the European Space Agency ESA fly into space with support from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI.

Physics - Materials Science - May 7
Physics - Materials Science

Researchers at PSI have investigated a novel crystalline material that exhibits electronic properties that have never been seen before.

Physics - Chemistry - Mar 29
Physics - Chemistry

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have discovered a special phenomenon of magnetism in the nano range.

Physics - Feb 1

PSI researchers are first to transfer state-of-the-art microscopy method to X-ray imaging X-rays provide unique insights into the interior of materials, tissues, and cells.

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