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03.12.2013

Mathematicians awarded for pioneering research

The Heinz Hopf Prize 2013 is being awarded to the two mathematicians Yakov Eliashberg from Stanford University and Helmut Hofer from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. The prize is endowed with CHF 30,000 and is awarded by the Department of Mathematics of ETH Zurich. Read more 

16.11.2013

The task of staying in the world elite

At the traditional ETH Day, Rector Lino Guzzella explained the special role that ETH Zurich plays in Switzerland’s complex system of research and education. In his official speech, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann outlined what he expects from ETH Zurich. Read more 

04.11.2013

Toolbox for CO2 -free buildings

A set of new building technologies makes it possible that buildings can be heated and cooled without the emission of CO 2 . An alliance of Swiss companies under the banner of 2SOL aims to market the core components developed at ETH. Read more 

22.10.2013

Five researchers chosen

This year the European Research Council (ERC) has awarded ERC Advanced Grants to five researchers at ETH Zurich. Each researcher will receive between 3 and 4 million Swiss francs for his project. This means that around 16 million Swiss francs will make their way to the ETH Zurich in this round of awards. Read more 

12.09.2013

The efficient choice among combustion engines

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed an internal combustion engine that emits less than half the CO 2 compared to a regular engine without compromising performance. This natural gas-diesel hybrid engine is based on a system of sophisticated control engineering. Read more 

18.07.2013

First atlas on oceanic plankton

In an international collaborative project, scientists have recorded the times, places and concentrations of oceanic plankton occurrences worldwide. Their data has been collected in a global atlas that covers organisms from bacteria to krill. Read more 

13.06.2013

Extraordinary researcher honoured

This year's Rössler Prize has been awarded to Olivier Voinnet, Professor of RNA Biology in the Department of Biology, ETH Zurich. The Frenchman receives the CHF 200,000 research prize for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of molecular and cell biology. Read more 

29.05.2013

New Director of the Swiss Seismological Service

Professor Stefan Wiemer is the new Director of the Swiss Seismological Service (SED). The Executive Board of ETH Zurich has appointed the 46-year-old, who has been interim Director since January 2012, to succeed Professor Domenico Giardini. Read more 

23.05.2013

A quantum simulator for magnetic materials

Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed a quantum simulator that allows arranging atoms in a way that they mimic the behaviour of electrons in magnetic materials. The experiment opens up the possibility of systematically studying poorly understood properties of novel materials. The fresh insights might lead to designs for new magnetic materials. Read more 

15.05.2013

50 Million Swiss Francs for Institute of Theoretical Studies

ETH Zurich is setting up a new Institute for Theoretical Studies which will offer sabbatical placements to top academics from all over the world. This has been made possible thanks to two outstandingly generous donations made by ETH alumnus Max Rössler and the Walter Haefner Foundation, each of whom have pledged 25 million Swiss francs to ETH Zurich Foundation. Read more 

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