ETH News

22.06.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Olga Sorkine-Hornung wins Rössler Prize

Computer scientist Olga Sorkine has won this year’s Rössler Prize for her work in the field of computer graphics. The prize comes with a research award of CHF 200,000. Read more 

24.05.2017 | News

Revealing how neurons communicate

The ETH spinoff MaxWell Biosystems AG develops microelectrode platforms for electrophysiological tests on nerve cells, opening up new possibilities for pharmaceutical research. Now, the company received CHF 130,000 in starting capital from the Venture Kick initiative Read more 

11.05.2017 | News

Pauli Lectures take a look under the microscope

Using a trick with the optical resolution limit, Stefan W. Hell managed to break through the diffraction barrier in light microscopy, making it possible to obtain high-resolution images of the innermost workings of life. The chemistry Nobel laureate will now deliver this year’s Pauli Lectures at ETH Zurich. Read more 

27.04.2017 | News

Publication of Annual and Sustainability Reports

The ETH Zurich 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of the most important achievements, developments and events at the University over the past year, and is published alongside the 2015/2016 Sustainability Report. Read more 

30.03.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Spark Award for fundamental research

ETH Professor Sabine Werner and her team won the Spark Award 2017 yesterday for their groundbreaking new approach to combating viral diseases. If their results can be confirmed, they could lead to the development of better treatments for viral diseases such as herpes. Read more 

27.03.2017 | Press release | 1 Comment

Consistently among the best

ETH researchers have received eight of the coveted Advanced Grants in the European Research Council's (ERC) latest call for proposals. For several scientists, this is their second such grant. ETH Zurich has been consistently ranked among the most successful institutions since the programme was launched ten years ago. Read more 

23.03.2017 | News

Nicola Spaldin receives L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science award

ETH Professor Nicola Spaldin will today be honoured for her revolutionary research in the field of materials science. In Paris, she is set to receive the L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science award for Europe, which carries prize money of 100,000 euros. Read more 

06.01.2017 | News | 1 Comment

A highly paid award in the field of medicine

ETH structural biologist Nenad Ban is to be awarded one of Europe’s most highly paid prizes in the field of medicine: he is set to receive the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine 2017 for his description of the atomic structure of cellular protein production machinery. Read more 

19.12.2016 | Press release

Three ETH projects funded

Three ETH Zurich researchers have received ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Their projects will each receive approximately 2 million Swiss francs in funding. Read more 

13.12.2016 | News | 2 Comments

The secret to good teaching

ETH Professor John Lygeros has won the CS Award for Best Teaching. The award winner is constantly developing innovative teaching concepts – and his students love it. Read more 

10.12.2016 | News

From chance to order

In Nymphenburg on Friday, the ETH probabilist Wendelin Werner was awarded the Heinz Gumin Prize, the highest-value mathematics prize in Germany. But what does this have to do with a journey, a public transport map, and human emotions? Read more 

30.11.2016 | Press release

Creative approaches to efficient catalysis

Bill Morandi of the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research will be awarded the Ruzicka Prize 2016. The ETH Zurich alumnus has succeeded in developing new catalytic concepts that could lead to improved efficiency in medical chemistry and materials science, as well as improved safety in industrial processes. Read more 

24.11.2016 | News

An award for ETH building technology

ETH researchers have received this year’s Swiss Technology Award for their technology “Mesh Mould”, winning the most important Swiss prize for innovation and technology transfer in the “Inventors” category. Read more 

19.11.2016 | Press release

The courage of one’s convictions

At ETH Day, Rector Sarah Springman explained how it is more important than ever for the university’s educational goals to draw on the ideals of the Enlightenment, and laid out the new teaching concepts that she intends to use to achieve this. In his own address, Roche CEO Severin Schwan emphasised the significance of researchers’ autonomy in a country’s capacity to innovate.  Read more 

14.11.2016 | News

At the frontier of quantum physics

The ETH Zurich Latsis Prize 2016 goes to ETH physics professor Jonathan Home. He studies the frontier between quantum and classical physics using individual charged atoms that he controls with high precision. Read more 

10.09.2016 | News

Are there decisive answers to undecidable questions?

Unsolvable problems, the nature of the infinite and the question of whether and how mathematics can be definitively substantiated – these issues are the focus of the Bernays Lectures 2016. The speaker for this year’s honorary lectures at ETH Zurich is W. Hugh Woodin, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at Harvard University. Read more 

29.08.2016 | News

A leader with good instincts

ETH’s sixth annual togETHer staff party was held on Friday, 26th August. It was also a very special occasion for Lorenz Hurni, Professor of Cartography, who was presented with the Golden Tricycle award in recognition of his skill in fostering an optimum balance between work and family life. Arik Jung, President of the Academic Association of Scientific Staff at the ETH Zurich (AVETH), presented him with the award. Read more 

04.07.2016 | News

Awards for promising ideas

Last week the 11th "venture" startup competition drew to a close with an awards ceremony for the submitted projects. The winner in the Business Idea category was theMOFcompany, a startup from ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Read more 

15.06.2016 | News

An obsession with surfaces

The winner of the Max Rössler Prize 2016 is Christophe Copéret. The chemist focuses on the design of functional materials via a molecular approach, such as solid catalysts, derivatization of microelectronic devices, and developing new imaging techniques to visualise individual particles or track metabolites in the human body. Read more 

18.05.2016 | News

Innovation Award for new SAP architecture

For ETH Zurich, lean and efficient resource and financial processes are essential. And now, for the transition of its personnel and finance databases to a state-of-the-art SAP HANA database, the university has been presented with the Innovation Award from software manufacturer SAP Switzerland. Read more 

28.04.2016 | News

Mirko Meboldt is honoured for an innovative teaching concept

For the first time, ETH Zurich has presented its KITE Award for innovative teaching concepts. The university recognised ETH Professor Mirko Meboldt for his “Innovation Project” and “Leading Engineering Projects and Coaching Design Teams” courses. Read more 

22.03.2016 | News

Support for diagnostics researcher

Proteins are important indicators in diagnosing diseases. A young ETH researcher has developed a method by which it is possible to test minute amounts of blood for different proteins in parallel. He has received an ETH Zurich Pioneer Fellowship for his work. Together with a fellow student, he wants to turn his test into a marketable product. Read more 

20.02.2016 | News

Protective covers for implants

ETH scientists have developed a membrane that protects medical implants from unwanted encapsulation by connective tissue. The researchers founded a spin-off company just over a year ago and have now been awarded funding by the start-up competition Venture Kick. Read more 

16.12.2015 | News

Demanding, but flexible and family-friendly

Ralph Schlapbach was presented with the Golden Tricycle Award at the Executive Board’s Christmas reception this year. The award recognises the father of three as the most family-friendly supervisor at ETH Zurich. Read more 

23.11.2015 | Press release

Virtuoso in the field of synthesis

The Ruzicka Prize 2015 has been awarded to Henning Jessen, Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau. The 36-year-old German scientist has been highly successful in researching how secondary messengers can be chemically modified or even artificially produced in the laboratory. Read more 

21.11.2015 | Press release

«Doing the right things»

On the 160th anniversary of ETH Zurich, Rector Sarah Springman described how she wants to provide students with the tools they need for their future careers in a rapidly changing professional world. In her address, Mayor Corine Mauch emphasised how important open-mindedness is for the future of ETH and for the city of Zurich. Read more 

20.11.2015 | News

Two finalists in supercomputing

Every year at the SC conference, the Gordon Bell Prize is presented to recognise outstanding work in the field of high-performance computing. This year, two research groups from ETH Zurich competed in the finals, a remarkable achievement considering only five teams have been preselected world-wide. Read more 

16.11.2015 | News

Turning life into a profession

Computer scientist Torsten Hoefler is the winner of this year’s Latsis Prize awarded by ETH Zurich. His Scalable Parallel Computing Laboratory is one of the few laboratories to combine theory and application in the field of high-performance computing. Although mentors warned him against uniting these two aspects, it is precisely by doing so that he has now achieved his success. Read more 

12.11.2015 | News

Identifying the risk of premature birth

ETH biomechanic Sabrina Badir impressed the jury at the international ideas competition Falling Walls Lab. She developed a device that can determine the risk of a premature birth. Read more 

30.10.2015 | News | 1 Comment

Heinz Hopf Prize for Claire Voisin

In the field of research into algebraic geometry, French mathematician Claire Voisin is something of a legend: in recognition of her scientific breakthroughs, the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich will be awarding her the Heinz Hopf Prize on 2 November 2015. Read more 

30.09.2015 | News

Another top-ten ranking

Another enthusiastic endorsement: ninth place for ETH Zurich in the prestigious THE rankings. Read more 

15.09.2015 | News | 4 Comments

ETH moves into the top 10

In this year’s QS World University Rankings, ETH Zurich has pushed into the top 10 for the first time: its position in ninth place is due primarily to a jump in the ‘citations per faculty’ indicator. Read more 

07.09.2015 | News | 1 Comment

“I find it really interesting when I’m proved wrong”

Nicola Spaldin, Professor for Material Theory at ETH Zurich, is being awarded the Körber Prize in Hamburg today. In this interview, the British scientists explains what fascinates her about materials science and why she loves unanswered questions. Read more 

16.06.2015 | News

A festival of success stories

On Monday, the “venture” start-up competition celebrated its tenth run. Six ETH Zurich companies were among this year’s finalists, with Pregnostics winning the prize for best business idea. Read more 

11.06.2015 | News

From Laser to Spaser

This year’s Rössler Prize has been awarded to David J. Norris. The materials engineering professor in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering researches nano-optics at the interface of chemistry, materials and engineering. Read more 

03.06.2015 | Press release

ETH professor Nicola Spaldin receives the 2015 Körber Prize

Nicola Spaldin, Professor for Material Theory at ETH Zurich, has been awarded the Körber Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards in Europe. The EUR 750,000 Körber Prize honours outstanding scientists working in Europe. The researcher is to receive the Körber Prize for the creation of a new class of crystalline compounds that could revolutionise the world of computers. Read more 

01.06.2015 | News | 1 Comment

A man who pushes boundaries

Johan Robertsson is a professor of geophysics at ETH Zurich, a specialist in seismic wave propagation, an amateur historian and an outdoor enthusiast. For his work in development of a new method of acquiring seismic data, he has now been honoured with the ‘New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons’ Eni Award, the world’s most prestigious prize in the field of energy sector. Read more 

13.05.2015 | News

“I see myself as a discoverer”

Professor Ursula Keller’s area of expertise is ultrashort laser pulses. Together with her group at ETH, she is currently developing new metrology techniques and novel semiconductor lasers that might well find application in every household. Ursula Keller will be in California on 13 May 2015 to receive the renowned OSA Charles H. Townes Award in recognition of her achievements. Read more 

02.05.2015 | News

ETH earth sciences best in the world

ETH Zurich's earth scientists performed especially well in the QS Rankings by Subject, achieving the top ranking among all universities worldwide. ETH's environmental sciences faculty also rank among the best in the world. Read more 

01.05.2015 | News

ETH Zurich’s 2014 Annual Report is now available

ETH Zurich’s 2014 Annual Report is now available, featuring the most significant achievements, developments and events of the past year. Read more 

01.04.2015 | News

Brilliant spark for personalised therapies

The 2015 Spark Award goes to a group of researchers led by ETH Professor Manfred Kopf, which has developed a method by which specific characteristics of immune cells can be identified. The technology could prove to be an important tool in personalised medicine. Read more 

26.03.2015 | News

Nanomedicine pioneer Mauro Ferrari at ETH Zurich

Every year, the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) awards the Aurel Stodola Medal to an outstanding scientist in the discipline. Mauro Ferrari, who researches and teaches in the field of nanomedicine at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, is honoured this year. He will speak about his research on April 1 at ETH Zurich. Read more 

23.03.2015 | News | 2 Comments

La Bella Vita

The Robotics Industry Association presents ETH Professor Raffaello D'Andrea along with entrepreneur Dean Kamen one of the robotics industry's most prestigious honours – the 2015 Engelberger Award for Technology. What are the secrets behind his success? Read more 

20.03.2015 | News

Biodiversity mechanisms critically examined

The biologist Dörte Bachmann receives the Hans Vontobel Award 2015. In her doctoral thesis, Bachmann examined why biomass production of diverse grassland is larger than that of less diverse grassland. The findings captured people's attention. Read more 

04.03.2015 | News

Vision for a sustainable energy future

Steven Chu, the American winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics who was US Secretary of Energy between 2009 and 2013, will deliver the Richard R. Ernst lecture this coming Wednesday at ETH Zurich. He will discuss his vision for an economy based on sustainable sources of energy. Read more 

19.02.2015 | News

Switzerland’s ‘Grand Prix Literatur’ award goes to Adolf Muschg

Adolf Muschg, emeritus professor of ETH Zurich, received the Swiss Grand Prix Literatur award for his complete literary works on Thursday. Federal Councillor Alain Berset honoured the writer at the ceremony of the Swiss literary awards.  Read more 

04.02.2015 | News

Detox and software for power grids

The ETH-Zurich spin-offs Versantis and Adaptricity are heralding the beginning of a new era of detoxification methods and managing power systems. The two fledgling companies reached the third and final round of the competition Venture Kick. Both spin-offs received CHF 130,000 each in seed capital. Read more 

13.01.2015 | News

Hans-Eggenberger-Prize 2014 for innovative solar technology

The mechanical engineer Thomas Cooper developed for his PhD thesis a solar power system of cost-effective parabolic trough concentrators coupled to high-efficiency photovoltaic cells. He was awarded the Hans-Eggenberger-Preis 2014. Read more 

08.01.2015 | News

ETH team awarded prize for energy management system

Today, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is presenting the Watt d’Or energy prize in the Energy-efficient mobility category to the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control. This award is in recognition of the technology the institute has developed in collaboration with Carrosserie Hess AG. Read more 

19.12.2014 | News

Of racing students and genetic circuits

Programmable cells that can detect cancer, canyons on Mars that may have been formed by lava, and black holes catapulted out of the centre of a galaxy: ETH researchers made a name for themselves in 2014 with some outstanding scientific achievements and exciting hypotheses. It was also a politically charged year for all Swiss research institutions. As the year draws to a close, the ETH News editorial team looks back on some of the most memorable moments. Read more 

27.11.2014 | News

Award for cancer researcher

The pharmacist, Cristina Müller, has been awarded the Ruzicka Prize - one of Switzerland’s most important awards for young researchers in the field of chemistry. She is working on a method for irradiating cancer directly within the body. Read more 

22.11.2014 | Press release

Encouraging more critical opinion

ETH Zurich celebrated this year’s traditional ETH Day with numerous guests. The retiring ETH President Ralph Eichler received special recognition. The speeches revolved around concerns that Switzerland is becoming increasingly isolated. Read more 

21.11.2014 | News

Aeon Scientific wins award

The ETH spin-off Aeon Scientific has won the 2014 Swiss Technology Award in the Start-up category. The biomedical engineering company impressed the judges with its robot-controlled surgical system, which can be used to treat cardiac arrhythmia quickly and safely. Read more 

21.11.2014 | News

Three researchers of ETH Zurich receive a SNSF Starting Grant

Jennifer Rupp, Karsten Borgwardt and Joao Matos have received a SNSF Starting Grant. The funding level, duration and funding conditions are in line with those of the European Research Council (ERC). Read more 

20.11.2014 | News

Philipp Grohs receives Latsis Prize

The 33-year-old Assistant Professor Philipp Grohs is to be awarded the ETH Zurich Latsis Prize. He is being honoured for his achievements in applied mathematics. The award ceremony will take place on ETH Day. Read more 

12.11.2014 | News

Award-winning electron observer

Hans Jakob Wörner is the recipient of the Klung Wilhelmy Science Award for his research on super-fast electron movements during chemical processes. Read more 

10.11.2014 | News

An innovative fight against the bacterium Clostridium difficile

Mattias Ivarsson is committed to fighting a nasty bacterium at the root of many hospital-acquired infections. He just completed his PhD on the topic and presented his ideas, as well as his plan to develop his own biotech company, as a finalist in the Falling Walls Lab in Berlin - part of the 25th anniversary events surrounding the fall of the Berlin wall. ETH News met up with the cosmopolitan engineer before his trip to Berlin. Read more 

13.10.2014 | News

Hardcore hackers

Developing a computer app in just 40 hours – that was the challenge facing the 350 attendees of the HackZurich programming marathon last weekend. The winner produced an app which enables users to explore remote places using their smartphone. Read more 

02.10.2014 | News | 1 Comment

Soak up the autumn sun on an Enzo

Provided the weather cooperates, ETH’s new outdoor furniture offers the perfect place to lounge in the sun. A total of 16 “Enzos” have now been installed on ETH’s Zentrum and Hönggerberg campuses. Read more 

29.09.2014 | News

What it takes to perform well

Whether we are studying, at work or playing sport, performance is an integral part of our everyday lives. Find out how to deliver a good performance in the latest issue of “life – ETH community magazine”. Read more 

29.09.2014 | News

What earthquakes from the past tell us about the risks of today

On Friday seismologist Donat Fäh from ETH Zurich was awarded the 2014 cogito Prize. He and his interdisciplinary team had been conducting fresh research into the disastrous earthquake that struck Basel in 1356. Read more 

24.09.2014 | News

ETH doctoral student wins Zurich’s Falling Walls Lab

On Tuesday evening, 13 upcoming young scientists presented their projects at the Falling Walls Lab in Zurich. ETH doctoral student Mattias Ivarsson was declared the winner and has been awarded the chance to present his winning molecule at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November. Read more 

22.09.2014 | News

A major honour

Renato Zenobi has received the 2014 Thomson Medal Award. This scientific award is regarded as the most important in the field of mass spectrometry. Read more 

18.09.2014 | News

ETH spin-offs in the fast lane

The top 100 Swiss startups of 2014 were announced yesterday evening, and 18 ETH spin-offs were included in the list. What’s more, the startup with the best prospects of success started life at ETH Zurich. Read more 

04.09.2014 | News

New method for measuring central venous pressure wins award

The company Veinpress GmbH won the CTI Swiss Medtech Award in Bern on Tuesday. The company was awarded the prize for a joint venture with ETH Zurich. Read more 

05.08.2014 | News

Honoured for 25 years at ETH Zurich: Paul Embrechts becomes ASA Fellow

The world's largest association for statisticians, the ASA, has appointed ETH Professor and RiskLab Director Paul Embrechts as a Fellow. Read more 

31.07.2014 | News

Two ETH researchers are new Branco Weiss fellows

The jury for the Society in Science funding programme, which was launched by the late entrepreneur and ETH alumnus Branco Weiss, has announced this year's winners, two of whom are from ETH Zurich. Read more 

18.07.2014 | News

Employees nominate exemplary supervisors

This year, the "Golden Tricycle", ETH Zurich’s award for family-friendly managers, will be presented at the “togETHer 2014” staff party. Entries should be submitted by 27 July. Read more 

11.07.2014 | News

A resounding success for vocational education and training at ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich trains around 170 apprentices as part of its vocational education and training programme. A total of 56 apprentices and trainees specialising in commercial and technical occupations have passed their final apprenticeship examination – the “Lehrabschlussprüfung” (LAP) – at ETH Zurich this year. Read more 

01.07.2014 | News

SNSF Advanced Grants: call expected in mid-August

The SNSF is planning to launch a call for SNSF Advanced Grants in mid-August. They are part of the "Temporary Backup Schemes" and replace the ERC Advanced Grants. Read more 

12.06.2014 | News

Obesity researcher recognised

This year’s Max Rössler Prize has gone to the nutritional biologist Christian Wolfrum in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich. He received the award and its CHF 200,000 prize money for his outstanding research in the field of adipocyte biology and lipid metabolism. Read more 

09.06.2014 | News

ETH professors follow in the footsteps of Isaac Newton

With Simon Lilly and Timothy Eglinton, the renowned Royal Society has elected two ETH professors as Fellows at the same time. Read more 

05.06.2014 | News

Prize-winning UV protection and chairless chairs

Not one… but two ETH-Zurich spin-offs managed to convince the judging panel from the venture kick initiative and win an advancement award of CHF 130,000. The best start-up projects of the year’s first quarter were a sun-protection app and a chair that can walk. Read more 

26.05.2014 | News

High demand for SNSF Consolidator Grants

The second transitional measure, launched by the SNSF to replace research funding at European level for a limited period, has met with a great response, as did the first. A total of 111 researchers have sub-mitted proposals for SNSF Consolidator Grants. Read more 

17.05.2014 | News

A thrilling finish

The “Brownsche Spaziergänger XXS” team won the 41st SOLA relay race on 17 May 2014. They reached the finish line in 6:54:20 hours, less than a minute ahead of second-placed team TV Oerlikon 1, to claim the coveted Dala horse prize. Read more 

14.05.2014 | News

A marriage between physics and neuroscience

This year’s Richard R. Ernst Lecture will be given by Kâmil Uğurbil, professor of radiology, neuroscience and medicine at the University of Minnesota. The physicist works with ultra-powerful magnets, which he uses to pursue his ambitious goal of mapping the brain in a way similar to the Human Genome Project. Read more 

08.05.2014 | News

The most promising start-ups

Ten companies were honoured on Wednesday as part of the Venture business plan competition at ETH Zurich, with prize winners including the two ETH start-ups rqmicro and Versantis. Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez encouraged the young entrepreneurs to aim high. Read more 

30.04.2014 | News

Learning from the fins of the tuna fish

Michael Triantafyllou is a pioneer in the development of robots inspired by fish and other marine life. The MIT professor will present the Aurel Stodola Lecture this coming Monday in Zurich. Read more 

04.04.2014 | News

ETH website takes silver

The Best of Swiss Web Awards were bestowed last night in Zurich’s Kongresshaus for the 14th time. ETH Zurich won silver for its web relaunch. Read more 

26.03.2014 | News

Approaching the inexplicable

For his basic research in molecular spectroscopy Frédéric Merkt, Professor of Physical Chemistry, has received a number of awards. His research career began with a blessing in disguise. Read more 

13.03.2014 | News

Commuting between the ice arena and lecture hall

The hockey women's bronze medal in Sochi moved Switzerland. The fact that the players' achievement is based on hard work is demonstrated by ETH students Angela Frautschi and Julia Marty. Read more 

07.03.2014 | News

Great prospects for storage technology

ETH Zurich’s Spark Award 2014 goes to a group, led by Professor Jennifer Rupp, that has developed a powerful and energy-efficient data storage device for mobile electronic devices. ETH Zurich awarded the prize to its most innovative and economically promising innovation of the past year. Read more 

26.02.2014 | News | 1 Comment

Environmental sciences at ETH ranked third in the world

In the QS World University Ranking by Subject published lately, ETH Zurich ranks third in the world in the environmental sciences. The following subjects at ETH are also in the top 10: electrical engineering, chemistry, computer science and information systems, earth and marine sciences, mathematics and biological sciences. Read more 

13.02.2014 | News

Ideas competition: from a couch to a stage

Chairs that double up as couches and can even serve as a stage or a sculpture: this was the idea proposed by two students to win the 2013 Ideas Competition for sustainable campus development at ETH Zurich. Read more 

30.01.2014 | Press release

Four ETH researchers win award

Once again, ETH researchers benefit from European Research Council (ERC) grants: four researchers from ETH Zurich receive an ERC Consolidator Grant – a total of almost CHF 9 million – for their projects. Read more 

16.01.2014 | News

“No need for visionary gurus”

At the first awards ceremony of the year for the start-up competition “venture”, Roche CEO Severin Schwan spoke about the right breeding ground for pioneering ideas. Read more 

09.01.2014 | News | 1 Comment

Energy prize for hybrid engine

Lino Guzzella’s research group has won the Watt d’Or 2014 energy prize for development of a natural gas-diesel hybrid engine. The innovative combustion engine system emits up to half as much CO 2 as conventional engines and with the same performance. Read more 

20.12.2013 | News | 1 Comment

From economical engines to teleported information and invading bumblebees

As 2013 comes to an end, one is inclined to say that it went by in a flash. The ETH News editorial team reminisces about the most tense, exciting, difficult and not least satisfying moments of the past year. With this recollection, the editorial team says goodbye to take a short holiday break between 23 December to 5 January and wishes all of its readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Read more 

17.12.2013 | News

Towards a digital building culture

Matthias Kohler, Professor of Architecture and Digital Fabrication, takes over the leadership of a National Centre of Competence in Research. He talks to ETH News about why it is so important that novel design and fabrication processes evolve and that such a research approach does not remain purely theoretical. Read more 

17.12.2013 | News

"Strong performance, high expectations"

More than 450 employees followed the Executive Board’s invitation to the 2013 Chrismas party at the Zentrum. Ulrike Lohmann was awarded the Golden Tricycle as an exemplary leader. Read more 


ETH setting the tone for Swiss research

ETH Zurich serves as leading house or co-leading house for four new National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR). The Federal Council of Switzerland launched eight NCCRs at Swiss universities. Read more 

06.12.2013 | News

Designed for children

The Kikri crèche was founded 41 years ago as a pioneer in childcare. Now it has been awarded a prize for its interior design. Read more 

04.12.2013 | News

Master of nanocrystals

The Ruzicka Prize 2013 has been awarded to ETH Assistant Professor Maksym Kovalenko. The Ukrainian has been very successful at researching new nanomaterials for use in electronics, optics and batteries. Read more 

03.12.2013 | Press release

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 

22.11.2013 | News

Gordon Bell Prize for bubble simulation

For its simulations of imploding cloud cavitation bubbles, a team of scientists was awarded the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize for high-performance computing. Read more 

21.11.2013 | News

Getting to know material science

On Materials Day, the Department of Materials presented the diversity of its research to an audience of more than 350. Read more 


Sweeping bacterial mines

Students of ETH's Department Biosystems got a gold medal at iGEM competition for their "Colisweeper". This copy of the Windows game Minesweeper can be played with E.coli bacteria. Read more 

08.11.2013 | News

The mathematician with biological ambitions

Tanja Stadler is the winner of this year’s Latsis prize awarded by ETH Zurich. The researcher applies mathematical models to phylogenetic questions, combining classic phylogeny with modern epidemiology. Read more 

04.11.2013 | News

Symposium in the honour of Heinrich Rohrer

At ETH Zurich, on October 31, leading scientists paid tribute to the achievements of Heinrich Rohrer. The Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics and ETH alumnus passed away earlier this year. Read more 

11.09.2013 | News

ERC Grant awarded to another ETH researcher

Another ETH researcher receives an ERC Starting Grant: biochemist Benoît Kornmann. He wants to explore how organelles in cells are organised and how they communicate with each other. Read more 

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