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K3 Kongress zu Klimawandel, Kommunikation und Gesellschaft
  • 23.05.2019
  • ProClim
  • News

K3 Kongress zu Klimawandel, Kommunikation und Gesellschaft: Anmeldung offen

Das Programm für den diesjährigen K3 Kongress ist veröffentlicht und die Anmeldung für den Kongress und das Rahmenprogramm ist ab sofort offen.
Murielle Delley: Prix Schläfli Chemie 2019
  • 21.05.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

Murielle Delley - the privilege of life-long learning

When asked about her motivation to study chemistry, Murielle Delley explains that she has always wanted to know how things work. When it came to understanding what was happening around us - everyday science, so to speak - she was more attracted to chemistry than to physics, for example. Well, that was originally the case. Over the years she naturally also turned to more specific, less everyday problems, most recently the surfaces of catalysts.
Pokale Prix Schläfli
  • 21.05.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Press release

SCNAT honours the four best dissertations in sciences

Controlling the amount of phosphate in cells, the processes involved in catalysts, land use in Madagascar and a paradox of quantum physics – these are the topics for which the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2019 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Murielle Delley (Chemistry), Matteo Fadel (Physics), Rebekka Wild (Biology) and Julie Zähringer (Geosciences) receive the prize for the findings arrived at in their dissertations. For the first time, six of the candidates for the Prix Schläfli in Physics were also selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
Julie Zähringer (Prix Schläfli 2019) unterwegs ins Studiendorf Navana mit einer Piroge
  • 21.05.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

Julie Zähringer - Bringing the extremes together

There is a small moment of confusion in our conversation with Julie Zähringer, which says a lot about her research and its particular challenges. She explained that she had done research "in an area" in which there was hardly any prior knowledge. By this, she did not mean a subject area, but a very concrete, physical one: Zähringer has worked on the margins of various nature reserves in Madagascar, where the local population is often caught in a mishmash of different national and international interests. So we are talking about geographical regions, and thus also about the people who live in them. We are therefore also talking about politics, local economies, and historically charged situations.
Rebekka Wild: Prix Schläfli Biologie 2019
  • 21.05.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

Rebekka Wild - On protein and other structures

On a beautiful spring day such at ETH Hönggerberg, we sit outside at the café to talk. Rebekka Wild seems very relaxed, as if she had nothing more important to do than enjoy the sun. However, appearances are deceptive: she works pretty much 150 per cent of a normal working day, reads specialist literature in the evenings - and yes, sometimes even a book.
Matteo Fadel: Prix Schläfli 2019 Physik
  • 21.05.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

Matteo Fadel - Paradoxical entanglements

A labyrinth of mirrors, a shiny pot, countless cables and digital displays. Visiting Matteo Fadel at his workplace at the University of Basel, he first takes us to the laboratory where he tracks strange quantum phenomena. Somewhere in the midst of all this apparatus, several hundred atoms are trapped and brought into a state that still causes physicists a lot of headaches today.
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