Promotion of young talents

The activities for the promotion of young scientists in the Platform MAP essentially take place via its member societies. The Platform supports financially the activities of these societies and collaborates also with the SCNAT Committee for the Promotion of Young Talents. We provide here links to various activities in this area in relation with the MAP domains. For links and activities in other disciplines, please refer to the dedicated SCNAT webpages.

News

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  • 17.09.2020

Geneva school wins “Beamline for Schools” 2020 competition

The delta+ is a type of baryon, the family of sub-atomic particles to which the more well-known proton and neutron belong. A team of physics enthusiasts at the International School of Geneva is working intensively on these extremely unstable elementary particles. In September they will travel to Hamburg for an experiment at the renowned particle physics research institute DESY. They owe this extraordinary research trip to winning this year's “Beamline for Schools” (BL4S) competition at CERN.
Plume Schlaefli 2021
  • 23.06.2020

Call for Prix Schläfli 2021

The Prix Schläfli, one of the longest-running science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in each of the following disciplines: ‚ Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Mathematics.
Dominik Moos (ZG) gewinnt Bronze an Europäischer Physik-Olympiade 2020
  • 29.07.2020

Schweizer Schüler gewinnt Bronze an Europäischer Physik-Olympiade 2020

Die Europäische Physik-Olympiade, kurz EuPhO, stellte dieses Jahr 260 Mittelschülerinnen und Mittelschüler aus 53 Ländern vor physikalische Rätsel. Der Wettbewerb fand vom 21. – 26. Juli virtuell statt.
Winners of the Prix Schläfli 2020
  • 19.05.2020

Prix Schläfli 2020 for the best four PhDs in science

The orbits of dwarf galaxies, forces in materials such as Teflon, tracing history through pollen, a new protective layer at root tips – these are the topics for which the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2020 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Alice Berhin (Biology), Oliver Müller (Astronomy), Robert Pollice (Chemistry) and Fabian Rey (Geosciences) receive the prize for the findings arrived at in their dissertations. Four of the candidates for the Prix Schläfli award were also selected as Young Scientists at the internationally prestigious 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
MINT Label Grafik
  • 06.04.2020

Zweite Ausschreibung für Gymnasien, die sich im MINT-Bereich engagieren

Die SCNAT vergibt zum zweiten Mal das MINT-Label: Die von der Verordnung für die Anerkennung von Gymnasialen Maturitätsausweisen (MAV) anerkannten Gymnasien in der Schweiz und in Liechtenstein sind eingeladen, ein Bewerbungsdossier einzureichen. Den Schulen, welche die Kriterien erfüllen, wird das Label für eine Dauer von fünf Jahren verliehen und sie dürfen damit werben.
Das Schweizer Team an der European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) 2020
  • 23.04.2020

Schweizerinnen gewinnen Medaillen an der European Girls Mathematical Olympiad 2020

Vom 15. bis 21. April 2020 fand die European Girls Mathematical Olympiad zum ersten Mal online statt. Da die jungen Mathematikerinnen wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie nicht wie geplant in die Niederlande reisen konnten, kam der Wettbewerb zu ihnen. Vier Schweizerinnen kämpften von zuhause aus um Medaillen – mit Erfolg.

Events & schools

banner of the 11th International Physicists' Tournament 2019, Lausanne
  • 21.04.2019

11th International Physicist's Tournament 2019

After the victory of the International Physicist's Tournament (IPT) 2018 by the Swiss Team, the 11th IPT will take place in Switzerland, at the EPFL, only 5 years since it was hosted there in 2014!
CHIPP Winter School 2019
  • 20.01.2019

2019 CHIPP winter school of particle physics

Annual winter school based on the activities of the swiss institutes involved in particle and astro-particle physics.
Scientiæ & Robotica 2018, EPFL
  • 05.09.2018

SCIENTIÆ & ROBOTICA

Der Kongress « SCIENTIÆ & ROBOTICA » richtet sich schweizweit an Lehrpersonen der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik der Sekundarstufe II sowie an Interessierte aus anderen Fachbereichen.

PhD Prizes

Claudia Merlassino, CHIPP Prize 2020
  • 01.07.2020

Claudia Merlassino wins the CHIPP Prize 2020

Claudia Merlassino was born in Genoa, studied physics in Milan and completed her doctorate at the University of Bern in October 2019, since then she has been doing research at Oxford University in the UK. At the age of 28, the Italian experimental physicist has already made a remarkable journey as a researcher. She is now receiving the PhD prize in Swiss particle physics - among other things for her findings in the context of the most massive of all elementary particles.
Oliver Müller, Prix Schläfli 2020
  • 19.05.2020

Oliver Müller – Dwarf galaxies are quite orderly after all

He challenged the standard model of cosmology in his dissertation by demonstrating that dwarf galaxies have not invariably chaotic motions, but can also orbit around the main axis of their parent galaxy in an orderly fashion. This got Oliver Müller the Prix Schläfli award in Astronomy.
Luzia Germann awardee of the crystallography PhD Prize 2019
  • 08.08.2019

Crystallography PhD Prize 2019

The PhD Prize of the Swiss Society of Crystallography (SGK/SSCr) is awarded to Dr Luzia Germann for her thesis "Investigation of Solid State Reactions of Molecular Functional Materials by in situ X-ray Powder Diffraction". The award ceremony will take place during the society's Annual Meeting, Sept. 4, 2019 at EPFL Valais in Sion.
Prix de Quervain 2019
  • 07.11.2019

Symposium Prix de Quervain 2019

Anlässlich des «Prix de Quervain» findet jedes Jahr im Herbst ein Symposium mit renommierten Referenten statt. Der Autor der prämierten Master- oder Doktorarbeit oder des Forschungsprojektes erhält die Möglichkeit, seine Forschungsergebnisse im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung einer interdisziplinären Öffentlichkeit vorzustellen.

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