The international Day of Light ist over but the activities will go on for the rest of the year. Several events will also take place in Switzerland.
Using language models to facilitate chemical syntheses, improve the understanding of large earthquakes, decipher the fundamentals of cell biological processes, produce single photons for protected data transfers – the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) is awarding the Prix Schläfli 2022 to the four most important insights of young researchers at Swiss universities. Luca Dal Zilio (Geosciences), Anna-Katharina Pfitzner (Biology), Philippe Schwaller (Chemistry) und Natasha Tomm (Physics) receive the prize for findings in their dissertations. The Prix Schläfli was first awarded as early as 1866.
Her work could help give data transfers more protection against being hacked: during her dissertation, Natasha Tomm (co-)developed a super-efficient source of individual photons.Image: Clemmens Spinnler
Am 6. April verbrachten das Gymnase intercantonal de la Broye (GYB) in Payerne, die Kanti Baden, und die Bündner Kantonsschule (BKS), einen Tag am Standort Payerne. Im Zentrum des Austausches und der Diskussionen standen die MINT-Fächer und die Digitalisierung.Image: Caroline Geissbühler, SCNAT
Around the Day of Light on 16 May, numerous events will take place in Switzerland.Image: UNESCO
The Charpak-Ritz Prize 2022 is awarded to Laura Baudis, Professor at the University of Zürich, for her leadership in international astro-particle physics collaborations, outreach activities and seminal contributions to dark matter research. The prize is jointly given by the French and Swiss Physical Society.Image: SPS
For cancer patients, every day counts. Imagine one could skip one step in the cancer diagnosis and treatment process and do both at the same time: finding out where the tumor is and attacking it right away. A team at the University of Bern, which runs its own medical cyclotron laboratory, is currently working on exactly that. Their cyclotron is a proper workhorse for science. During the night, it produces medical isotopes for cancer diagnostics. During the day, it sidelines as a test facility for particle physics and multi-disciplinary scientific activities.Image: Uni Bern.
This year’s Howard Flack Lecture Series will focus on electron crystallography, with Dr. Lukáš Palatinus. The event takes place in November and includes a series of Swiss universities and research institutes.Image: Michael Wörle
Ten years after the discovery of a Standard Model-like Higgs boson at the LHC, particle physicists face profound questions lying at the intersection of particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics.Image: Copyright by CERN 2014
In collaboration with Scholars at Risk Switzerland, this sum is intended to enable universities to host a first wave of researchers requesting support. This will allow them to pursue their own academic work at institutions in Switzerland. Additional sums may be allocated if the need arises.Image: denisismagilov, stock.adobe.com
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