Research magazine Horizons


The research magazine Horizons offers an overview of research activities in Switzerland. Horizons is published jointly by the SNSF and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Four times a year it reports on the latest developments in all scientific disciplines: from biology, medicine and social and cultural sciences through to mathematics and the natural sciences.

Learn more about the fascinating and inspiring world of science: what are the drivers of progress in medical research? What sources of energy can we use? Which issues will preoccupy future generations?

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  • Publication series

Horizonte Nr. 122
  • 2019

Taking a fresh look at school

Science has already clearly shown what is important in learning. However, teachers are often reluctant to take tuition.
Horizonte Nr. 121
  • 2019

Researchers in crisis zones

Who wants to understand conflicts needs to advance to their roots. How researchers deal with danger.
Horizonte Nr. 120
  • 2019

Rationalising emotion

They trigger investments. They make you ill. They are morally valued. Emotions are everywhere, research wants to nail them down. Will that succeed?
Horizonte Nr. 119
  • 2018

Large-scale research: from atomic bombs to citizen science

What’s a country to do with a spare ten billion? Bid to host the Olympic Games, finance a new airport? Build a hydroelectric dam, commission an aircraft carrier? How about a state-of-the-art space telescope?
Switzerland’s wild-west underground (in German)
  • 2018

Switzerland’s wild-west underground

Who owns the Swiss subsoil and how should it be used? The legislation is unclear. With underground usage subject to increased competition, it’s clear that a problem is emerging.
The impotence of experts (in German)
  • 2018

The impotence of experts

It’s getting more and more difficult for experts to get their arguments across to a broad public. We investigate why and offer advanced instructions for imparting knowledge: getting scientists heard amidst the noise of fake news. Read more in the current issue of the science magazine "Horizons".

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