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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
Montags, 16.15 Uhr, Hörsaal B5, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern
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
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.