ETH Domain

Switzerland as a global player

For the third time, ETH Zurich exhibited at the WEF with its own pavilion in Davos. The ETH Board and the institutions of the ETH Domain invited delegates to events on cutting-edge research in Switzerland. The networking events brought together national and international scientists, policy-makers and the business community.

Switzerland as a global player

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin with the Presidents and the Directors of the institutions of the ETH Domain. Photo: Markus Mallaun

ETH Zurich: Fields Medal 2018

Profile of Alessio Figalli

He won it. The most prestigious prize in mathematics in the world, the Fields Medal. And this has turned Figalli, a professor in mathematics at ETH Zurich, into a role model. Twice as many young people enrolled to study mathematics in his native city of Rome in Italy in autumn 2018. Photo: Basil Stücheli

Profile of Alessio Figalli

EPFL: 2018 Latsis Preis

Winner Andrea Ablasser

Andrea Ablasser, assistant professor at EPFL, was awarded the 2018 National Latsis Prize for her ground-breaking research on innate immunity. Photo: EPFL

Winner Andrea Ablasser

WSL

Mounting extremes

In an interview, WSL experts Andreas Rigling and Manfred Stähli explain what effect dry summers like the one in 2018 will have on nature in Switzerland. Photo: Basil Stücheli

Mounting extremes

Empa

Actuators instead of motors

CTsystems, a spin-off company from Empa, has already unveiled the first prototype of electromechanical polymer converters in a stacked configuration: as an actuator, it converts electrical energy into mechanical work with an “integrated” sensor function. Thanks to the collaboration with the Swiss specialist Dätwyler, the degree of industrial production reached a new level. Photo: Basil Stücheli

Actuators instead of motors

PSI

Successful expansion of research infrastructure

The ETH Domain maintains numerous research infrastructures such as the research and innovation building NEST or the neutron source SINQ, which is at the disposal of national and international researchers. The latter is currently being refurbished and will then be the source with the best lens in the world. Photo: Basil Stücheli

Successful expansion of research infrastructure

Eawag

The wastewater goldmine

Millions of people around the world have no access to sanitation that offers a “clean” solution. Therefore, Eawag is researching technical possibilities for treating wastewater and recovering resources from it. Photo: Basil Stücheli

The wastewater goldmine

EPFL

Disappearing glaciers and ecosystems

A team of researchers from EPFL is planning a major expedition to around 200 glaciers around the world to gain a better understanding of microbial life in those disappearing ecosystems. Photo: Basil Stücheli

Disappearing glaciers and ecosystems