Number of results: 46
Selected topics: Astronomy, astrophysics and space exploration
Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, Nobel laureate in Physics 2019
  • 08.10.2019
  • Observatoire Astronomique
  • University of Geneva
  • News
  • Press release

Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, Physics Nobel prize laureates 2019

The two researchers from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Geneva share this extraordinary distinction with James Peebles, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University in the United States. The Nobel Prize was awarded to the Swiss scientists for the discovery in 1995 of the first planet outside our solar system.
Astronomy Day in Schools (November 2019 for IAU 100)
  • 24.09.2019
  • NC IAU
  • News

Astronomy Day in Schools

The Astronomy Day in Schools initiative is an IAU100 Global Project with the vision of mobilising the astronomical community to organise activities in schools. This is a special opportunity for students to directly interact and engage with astronomers in their communities, and to learn about the important role of astronomy in our lives.
neue Teleskop Schaffhausen nacht
  • 06.09.2019
  • Platform NWR
  • News

Es werde Licht!

Ein spektakuläres Ereignis meldet die Naturforschende Gesellschaft Schaffhausen: Nach zweijähriger Vorbereitungsarbeit fällt am 9.9.19 das «First Light» in das neue Teleskop der Sternwarte Schaffhausen.
Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
  • 20.06.2019
  • News

Call Prix Schläfli 2020

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 natural science disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Astronomy.
Event Horizon Telescope
  • 15.04.2019
  • ANG
  • News

M87- Allererstes Foto eines schwarzen Loches

Das Projekt Event Horizon Telescope (EHT, dt. Ereignishorizont Teleskop) hat zum Ziel, die ersten Fotos der Umgebung der schwarzen Löcher M87* im Virgo-Cluster und Sgr A* (Sgr = Sagittarius = Schütze) im Zentrum der Milchstrasse zu machen.
ESA public survey on future space science 2019
  • 10.04.2019
  • ESA
  • News

Help shape ESA's space science programme

What do you think are the most important questions that ESA's future science missions should tackle? Now is your chance to tell us. Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science, is inviting the public to share their views on the questions that Voyage 2050, ESA's space science programme for the 2035-2050 time frame, should address. This public consultation opened in March and will run until the end of June.
Jürg Pfister, Secretary general of SCNAT
  • 28.03.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

What large-scale research facilities does Switzerland need?

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have been requested by the Confederation to prepare roadmaps for research infrastructures for the various scientific fields. These roadmaps will provide a basis for decision-making on the allocation of federal funding for costly research facilities over the period 2025–2028. SCNAT is responsible for implementing this new procedure within the Swiss Academies, and Secretary General Jürg Pfister believes that it offers the scientific community an opportunity for wider involvement.
CHIPP Prize 2019
  • 15.02.2019
  • News

CHIPP Prize 2019 announcement

The CHIPP Prize is to reward annually the best PhD student in Experimental or Theoretical Particle Physics. In the evaluation, emphasis will be given to the quality of PhD scientific work and to its relevance within the student's research group, as well as to novel ideas brought up by the candidate.
  • 01.02.2019
  • News

Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC) elects the new Scientific Advisory Committee Chair and the new General Assembly Chair.

Professor Laura Baudis (U. Zurich) was elected Chair of the SAC by representatives of the member countries of the group which coordinates research in Astroparticle Physics in Europe. Professor Teresa Montaruli (U. Geneva) was elected Chair of the General Assembly.
Luftaufnahme des Fricktals im Kanton Aargau
  • 24.01.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Press release

SCNAT creates the largest knowledge network on the landscape

Sprawl, loss of landscape diversity and biodiversity, mountain landscapes marked by climate change: Starting in 2019, the Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT) is merging various of its activities in the new Landscape, Alps, Parks Forum. The goal is to better protect Switzerland's landscapes in collaboration with politics and society and to utilise and manage them more sustainably. This fusion will create the largest knowledge network in Switzerland on natural and cultural landscapes. Designated president is Felix Kienast of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). Furthermore, new presidents are also being appointed in other SCNAT units.
Prof. Gustav Andreas Tammann (Uni. Basel) in 2006
  • 14.01.2019
  • News

Nachruf für Prof. Dr. Gustav Andreas Tammann (24.7.1932 – 6.1.2019)

Die Plattform MAP der Akademie der Naturwissenschaften (SCNAT) trauert um Gustav Andreas Tammann, einen bedeutenden Forscher auf dem Gebiet der extragalaktischen Astronomie und Kosmologie.
Nicolas Thomas, Leiter Physikalisches Institut Universität Bern
  • 21.09.2018
  • Platform MAP
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

«My fear is that the tasks are underestimated severely by Open Data advocats»

On the national and the international level science is pushing towards Open Data. As noble as the principle is, the challenges for scientists are immense. Nicolas Thomas, space scientist from the University of Bern, will talk at the event «Open Data and Data Management – Issues and Challenges» on 29 October in Bern.
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