ETH News

09.06.2017 | News

Hybrid membrane creates a stir on the global market

ETH Professor Raffaele Mezzenga and his senior researcher Sreenath Bolisetty have developed a filter membrane that efficiently removes heavy metals and other toxic substances from water. Strong demand for the new technology has encouraged them to set up a new ETH spin-off, BluAct Technologies. Read more 

08.06.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Mobilizing Swiss Research in Asia

ETH Zurich to serve as the Leading House for Swiss Science and Technology programme in the Asia-Pacific region. Leading Houses establish and manage international research collaboration instruments on behalf of the State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Read more 

30.05.2017 | Press release | 1 Comment

Focus on microbial communities

A research project by ETH Zurich, MIT with other US universities will receive 15 million US dollars in funding from the New York-based Simons Foundation. Over the next five years, researchers will investigate how microbial communities are organised and function, with a focus on the oceans. Read more 

19.05.2017 | News

Building trust and intelligence in a digitalised world

ETH Meets New York to explore Blockchain technologies, machine learning, and artificial intelligence with academia and industry. In two public symposia, we discovered how these disruptive technologies change the way we engage an increasingly digitalised world. Read more 

17.05.2017 | News | 1 Comment

City model created from images alone

ETH scientists have combined millions of images and videos into a three-dimensional, living model of the city of Zurich. The new technology has many possible applications – for example, it can analyse where and when pedestrians are on the move and parking spaces become free. Read more 

15.05.2017 | News

Understanding changes in extreme precipitation

An ETH study explores why the increase in extreme precipitation is not the same across every region. This paves the way toward improved regional climate projections. Read more 

09.05.2017 | Zukunftsblog

Swiss households could save energy

Efficient use of electricity is central to Energy Strategy 2050. But how much electricity-saving potential do Swiss households actually have? And which factors influence this efficiency? Read more 

04.05.2017 | Zukunftsblog

What's left of the warming pause

After two years of record-breaking temperatures, the global warming pause – and public interest along with it – has melted away. Scientists’ failure to engage with the media led to a fierce public debate about the end of climate change that now appears to have been a storm in a teacup. Read more 

26.04.2017 | News

The multitasker

Developing new things together and effecting change – that's what gets Moritz Mussgnug out of bed in the morning. The mechanical engineer manages to juggle his doctoral thesis with a startup and a project to optimise the production of walnut oil for people in Nepal. Read more 

24.04.2017 | News

Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

Even small changes in global temperature can trigger a migration of the tropical rain belt. This can also lead to climate change, as described by a team of researchers from ETH Zurich and other universities. Read more 

18.04.2017 | News

Chaining up diarrhoea pathogens

Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases: vaccine-induced antibodies in the intestine chain up pathogens as they grow in the intestine, which prevents disease and surprisingly also hinders the spread of antibiotic resistance. Read more 

12.04.2017 | Zukunftsblog

The cooling effect of agricultural irrigation

Previously, scientists have suggested that agricultural irrigation affects mean climate in several regions of the world. New evidence now shows that this cooling influence is even more pronounced when it comes to climate extremes. Read more 

11.04.2017 | News | 1 Comment

A lifelong fascination with planets

Watching Star Trek as a child first inspired Judit Szulágyi’s fascination with planets and galaxies. Today Forbes ranks the astrophysicist among Europe’s 30 most influential scientists under the age of 30. Watch as she explains how she uses computer simulations to research the birth of giant planets – and how she decided on this career path in the first place. Read more 

10.04.2017 | News | 4 Comments

Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques

Researchers at ETH Zurich’s Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) have developed a concrete floor system that does not require steel reinforcement and is 70 percent lighter than conventional concrete floors. Their design was inspired by historical construction principles. Read more 

07.04.2017 | Zukunftsblog

Climate research undermined

The about-face in US climate policy may amount to little more than a small step backward in fighting climate change, but it is a worrying attack on science itself. A report from the US. Read more 

03.04.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Area of the brain affected by autism detected

Brain researchers at ETH Zurich and other universities have shown for the first time that a region of the brain associated with empathy only activates very weakly in autistic people. This knowledge could help to develop new therapies for those affected by autism. 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 

25.03.2017 | News

What morals do intelligent machines have and need?

Sometimes it’s the questions, rather than the answers, that show how the world is changing. For example, questions about the moral consequences of machines and computers becoming more intelligent. A group of ETH students have tackled this issue. Read more 

24.03.2017 | News

Facilitating innovation in space

The ESA BIC Switzerland programme is starting its second round with seven additional start-ups. Amongst others, the jury was won over by "IRsweep", a spin-off from ETH and Empa. Using a spectrometer that utilises infra-red laser radiation, the startup wants to make environmental analysis from space more precise. Read more 

20.03.2017 | Zukunftsblog

Searching for the origin of freshwater in the ocean

On the third and final stage of the Antarctic circumnavigation, the expedition travels to remote islands and through a conveyor belt of icebergs before reaching Cape Town, its port of destination. Alex Haumann talks about his impressions, the changing water cycle, and its important role for Earth’s climate system. Read more 

02.03.2017 | News

New "heart" for CERN's CMS experiment

CERN’s CMS experiment – one of the detectors at the Large Hadron Collider received a new heart today – a pixel detector much like a high-speed digital camera that snaps images up to 40 million times per second. Read more 

26.02.2017 | Zukunftsblog | 3 Comments

An ordinary day on an extraordinary expedition

Good weather and lack of pack ice allow Akademik Treshnikov to travel to Mount Siple on the Ross Sea Coast before completing the second stage of the expedition. Iris Thurnherr reports on daily routines and exceptional situations during her fourteen-week stay on the research vessel. Read more 

21.02.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Innovation cannot be taught; it must be learned

ETH President Lino Guzzella welcomed Alexander van der Bellen to the University on Friday, where the Austrian President was shown how ETH is encouraging innovation. Read more 

17.02.2017 | News | 2 Comments

Digital reconstruction of teeth

ETH Zurich researchers and Disney Research have produced a new algorithm that allows non-invasive reconstruction of the teeth and gums from digital photos. Read more 

16.02.2017 | Zukunftsblog

Voyage to the base of the food chain

On the second leg of the journey around the Antarctic, the research vessel Akademik Treshnikov sets out from Tasmania to the frozen edge of Antarctica, before heading on eastwards to Chile. An oceanographer, whose knowledge of the Southern Ocean was previously limited to theory, blogs from on board. Read more 

09.02.2017 | Press release | 1 Comment

Medicine and data science as future focuses

Medicine and data science are top priorities for the ETH Zurich Executive Board. Initiatives such as the new Bachelor’s degree course in medicine, new continuing education programmes or the return of the Cybathlon in 2020 demonstrate that ETH wants to use its knowledge more directly for the good of society. Read more 

07.02.2017 | News

Tiny organisms with a massive impact

Although diatoms are incredibly small, they have a significant impact on the dispersal of nutrients and trace elements in global marine waters. This is the conclusion of a study recently published in the scientific journal “Nature Geoscience ”. Read more 

01.02.2017 | News | 2 Comments

Internationalisation – Essential to success

ETH Zurich is the most international university in the world. This recognition from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings emphasises the value and importance of international exchange for academia, the economy, and society. Read more 

31.01.2017 | News

Opening doors in Asia

Both science and Swiss businesses are benefiting from the ETH science hub in Singapore. The newly founded Switzerland Technology Impact Platform (STIP) is helping Swiss SMEs to gain a foothold in Asia. For Remo Burkhard, Managing Director of the Singapore-ETH Centre, STIP offers an opportunity to link research with practice, which is in everybody’s interests. Read more 

19.01.2017 | Zukunftsblog

High winds on Île de la Possession

On their expedition around the Antarctic, Iris Thurnherr and Pascal Graf visit various subantarctic islands in the Southern Ocean that host unique ecosystems. The researchers are collecting samples in order to learn more about the water cycle. Read more 

18.01.2017 | News

ETH Zurich at WEF 2017 in Davos: “Magic through Technology”

ETH Zurich is presenting its latest research findings in a public exhibition at the World Economic Forum 2017. ETH’s début WEF appearance was launched with a meeting with politicians, public authorities and businesspeople from the canton of Grisons. Read more 

17.01.2017 | News

Work in the year 2050

How will digitalisation, artificial intelligence and robotics change the world of work? This question was discussed by numerous experts from business and academia at the “Global Talent Summit” before an audience of more than 300 in the Audi Max room at ETH Zurich. Read more 

17.01.2017 | News

An ultrafast light source in a laboratory format

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Geneva have succeeded for the first time in using a laboratory X-ray source to demonstrate how two highly fluorinated molecules change within a few quadrillionths of a second, or femtoseconds. Read more 

03.01.2017 | Zukunftsblog

Finding Antarctica in our backyard

Antarctica has a new marine reserve, while here in Switzerland voters recently missed the chance to create Parc Adula. While we protect whales we’ll never see, let us not forget the animals and plants in our own unnaturally still woods and fields. Read more 

22.12.2016 | News

Global warming disrupts fish stocks

The global catch of fish would largely benefit from achieving the 1.5°C global warming target. This is the conclusion of the study recently published by climate researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of British Columbia in the journal Science . Read more 

21.12.2016 | Zukunftsblog | 5 Comments

No flying for a year

Scientists fought energetically to set climate goals, and now they must act. And this is where flying is an ideal test opportunity: public awareness already exists, technical solutions are unlikely, and giving up flying requires innovation from the scientific community. Read more 

12.12.2016 | Zukunftsblog

Finding our sea legs on the Southern Ocean

A research team from ETH Zurich is taking part in an expedition around the Antarctic. Its aim: to investigate the Southern Ocean’s water cycle. On board are Iris Thurnherr and Pascal Graf, who will be reporting on their experiences. 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 

18.11.2016 | News

Anchors aweigh and off to the Antarctic!

The research ship Akademik Treshnikov is due to set sail for Cape Town tomorrow, transporting researchers and equipment for a major Antarctic circumnavigation expedition. ETH Zurich is also on board. Read more 

10.11.2016 | Press release

Three startups ready for ESA BIC launch

A twing (“kite”) that produces next generation wind energy, solar cells that are twice as efficient as conventional products, and frequency combs that increase the data capacity of fibre optic cables by a factor of 200 – these are the three startups selected for the new ESA BIC Switzerland programme. Read more 

02.11.2016 | Zukunftsblog | 2 Comments

Where are the facts?

The fur is flying in the US presidential campaign, and facts are getting “trumpled” underfoot. A report on the mood in the US – and an appeal for fact-based, solution-oriented public discourse: the only true foundation for our opinions as members of a knowledge society. Read more 

31.10.2016 | News | 2 Comments

Cadmium, cocoa beans and chocolate

Cocoa from Latin America tends to show higher cadmium levels than cocoa from other growing areas. ETH researchers have been investigating the underlying cause in Honduras and Bolivia. Read more 

27.10.2016 | News

How planets like Jupiter form

Young giant planets are born from gas and dust. Researchers of ETH Zürich and the Universities of Zürich and Bern simulated different scenarios relying on the computing power of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) to find out how they exactly form and evolve. Read more 

25.10.2016 | News

Iron supplements in the fight against lead

Targeted iron supplements in biscuits can achieve a striking reduction in the level of lead in children’s blood in regions with high exposure to this toxic heavy metal. This has been demonstrated for the first time by an ETH-led research group in a study of schoolchildren in Morocco. Read more 

21.10.2016 | News

President of Slovakia visits ETH Zurich

On Friday, ETH President Lino Guzzella received the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska, and Swiss Federal President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at the Hönggerberg campus. The Slovak president was accompanied by a science and business delegation. Read more 

19.10.2016 | News

“Collaboration has never been as close as it is today”

This week, the Swiss National Computing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano celebrates its 25th anniversary. Christoph Schär, ETH professor with the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, was there from the very start. In the following interview, he describes how supercomputers have developed over this period. Read more 

15.10.2016 | News

From weighty silence to clamorous applause

The first ever Cybathlon took place a week ago in the sold-out Swiss Arena in Kloten. Founder Robert Riener takes stock. Read more 

08.10.2016 | Press release

A unique competition takes off

The very first Cybathlon in the world took place today. The event was completely sold out: some 4,600 visitors packed into the SWISS Arena Kloten to support the 66 teams from various countries. The pilots pitted their skills in six disciplines and demonstrated most impressively how novel technologies can assist people with disabilities in their daily life. Read more 

04.10.2016 | News

ETH students tackle waste problems

An unusual study project with tangible benefits: ETH students work on solutions to the urgent waste problem on the island nation of the Seychelles, along with their counterparts from the University of Seychelles and representatives from the local authorities and government. Read more 

26.09.2016 | News

Ultrafast processes in the blink of an eye

Ultrafast processes beyond the human imagination occur in nature, but basic research has been able to measure and explore them only since the turn of the millennium. A book and an exhibition by the National Centre of Competence in Research Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology (NCCR MUST) now connect this to everyday life by inviting you on a journey into time. Read more 

25.09.2016 | News

Learn how to walk

At first glance, exoskeletons conjure up images of futuristic robots from science fiction films. But the exoskeleton from the ETH team VariLeg is a real-life aid that could allow people with paraplegia to walk again. Read more 

23.09.2016 | Press release

Shining brightly on the European stage

Six young scientists from ETH Zurich are to receive ERC Starting Grants. The European Research Council offers these grants to support talented young researchers as they embark on their academic careers. The selected projects come from several different ETH research areas. Read more 

21.09.2016 | News

Stable on top level

The university ranking list season draws to a close with the release of the THE Ranking. ETH Zurich maintains its position in the top ten at ninth place. Time to take stock. Read more 

05.09.2016 | News

New simulations of wind power generation

ETH researcher Stefan Pfenninger and his colleague Iain Staffell from Imperial College London have developed new multi-decade simulations of wind power production in Europe. In doing so, they have uncovered significant distortions in the data used in the past, and have produced fresh simulations of wind power output with country-specific corrections. Read more 

31.08.2016 | News | 2 Comments

Freshening of the Southern Ocean

Over the past decades, the northward drift of sea ice surrounding Antarctica has strengthened. This not only has increased the extent of the sea ice, but also has freshened the sea water around the sea-ice edge — with as yet indeterminate consequences for the global climate system and Antarctica’s ecosystem. Read more 

02.08.2016 | News

Opposing mountain ranges

In the future, people in the Himalayas will have to contend with flooding, while those in the Andes will have longer dry spells and less water. These are the conclusions drawn by ETH researchers, who have used measurement data and climate models to closely examine water balance in both of these mountain ranges. Read more 

15.07.2016 | News

Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella the ETH Board appointed a total of eight professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. Read more 

17.06.2016 | News

New centre for public governance

ETH Zurich is establishing a new centre specialising in public governance. The intention is to fill the gap in the educational programmes currently on offer, and to bolster ETH’s research activity in this sphere. Read more 

07.06.2016 | News

Precise to the nearest picometre

The European Space Agency (ESA) presented results from its LISA Pathfinder mission in Madrid. The measuring instruments and control electronics, developed for LISA Pathfinder by ETH Zurich Professor Domenico Giardini and his team, are even more precise than expected. The technology is ready for use on the LISA gravitational wave observatory. Read more 

07.06.2016 | News | 1 Comment

A Herculean task with no ready-made solution

On Monday, the Energy Science Center at ETH Zurich and the Energy Initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) welcomed guests to a joint symposium in Zurich on the future of global energy supplies. Greater energy efficiency, improved battery performance and the digitalisation of energy systems will make key contributions.   Read more 

27.05.2016 | News

18 professors appointed at ETH Zurich

The ETH Board has appointed 18 professors at ETH Zurich in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. Read more 

26.05.2016 | Press release

Bacteria as building materials and airfields for drones

ETH Zurich will present a whole range of projects at this year’s International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. At the invitation of curator Alejandro Aravena, several project groups in which ETH is involved will present their contributions in the main exhibition, exhibit at national pavilions and play an active role in the supporting programme. Read more 

03.05.2016 | Press release | 4 Comments

Replication of coloured 3D models simplified

Researchers at ETH Zurich and Disney Research Zurich have developed a new technique called Computational Thermoforming. It enables them to manufacture plastic replicas of digital 3D models, in which the shape and colour are reproduced in detail. This technique extends the range of digital fabrication methods and represents an efficient and cost-effective alternative to colour 3D printing. Read more 

27.04.2016 | Press release

European funding for four ETH professors

Four researchers from ETH Zurich have been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants. Over the next five years, their projects will receive about CHF 12.7 million in funding from the European Research Council. Read more 

25.04.2016 | News

The United States absorbed carbon dioxide despite a drought

Researchers have shown that the warm spring of 2012 in the US caused plants to absorb more carbon, thereby compensating for reductions during the subsequent summer drought. Read more 

22.04.2016 | News

ETH meets California

ETH Zurich unraveled the mysteries of science and technology in a series of public gatherings held in San Francisco and the Bay Area called, "ETH Meets California". The events focused on raising awareness and strengthening ETH Zurich's ties in the region. Read more 

20.04.2016 | News | 2 Comments

ETH researchers print wild robotic beings

Researchers at ETH Zurich, Disney Research Zurich, and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a software tool that empowers average users to design custom robotic creatures and their movements. Read more 

16.04.2016 | Globe magazine | 1 Comment

Keeping on researching in Singapore

Since 2010, ETH Zurich has forged strong links in Singapore. The Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre started recently on its second phase. Reason enough for the "Globe" magazine to take a look at the Swiss research in the city state.   Read more 

16.03.2016 | News

“In collaborative work like this, trust and respect are essential.”

On 10 and 11 March, a delegation of board members and researchers from South Africa visited ETH Zurich. ETH News spoke to two researchers who have been working together for more than 10 years: Jens Kossmann, Director of the Institute for Plant Biotechnology at Stellenbosch University, and Samuel Zeeman, Head of the Group of Plant Biochemistry at ETH Zurich, explain what goes into making a collaboration across 10,000 km successful. Read more 

15.03.2016 | News | 2 Comments

A visit to the ETH stand at CeBIT

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Johann Schneider-Ammann visited the ETH Zurich stand at this year’s CeBIT. ETH President Lino Guzzella personally introduced the political leaders of Germany and Switzerland two recent examples of ETH research. Read more 

11.03.2016 | News

Ten professors appointed at ETH Zurich

The ETH Board has appointed ten professors at ETH Zurich in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. Read more 

10.03.2016 | News | 2 Comments

Meet the flying machines of the future

As flying machines become more common-place in our everyday lives, their related technologies are poised to become a multi-billion dollar industry. Ushering in a new era, ETH Zurich researchers are developing dynamic systems that empower flying machines to interact with humans. Read more 

01.03.2016 | News

Book your Cybathlon tickets now

Tickets for the Cybathlon are on sale now. Be there on 8 October when the teams with the most ingenious technology and the most skilful test pilots will emerge victorious. Read more 

29.02.2016 | News

Game apps for creative kids

Augmented creativity can encourage children towards a new-found sense of creativity, cooperation and interaction with their environment. ETH Zurich’s Game Technology Center will present its latest apps in the field at the CeBIT computer expo. Read more 

17.02.2016 | News

"Alan Turing's ideas still influence research"

Founded in 2015, the new Turing Centre at ETH Zurich brings together researchers and students of science, engineering and humanities. In an interview with ETH News, Managing Director Giovanni Sommaruga and his New Zealand co-directors Diane Proudfoot and Jack Copeland explain why the Centre inspires blue skies research and what it all has to do with ‘child machines’. Read more 

13.02.2016

The urbanised world

Urbanisation is transforming the world. In an interview with Marcel Meili, ETH Professor of Architecture and Design, and Christian Schmid, Deputy Head of Network City and Landscape, the two explain why cities around the world are expanding and what is special about the urban landscape in Switzerland. Read more 

09.02.2016 | News

Traces of life discovered in mantle rock

An international expedition, led by ETH Professor Gretchen Bernasconi-Green, has discovered traces of life in a core sample. The geologist explains what this means. Read more 

27.01.2016 | News

ETH software to become a standard for drones

Lorenz Meier, a doctoral student in computer science at ETH Zurich, created the PX4 software that is already being used to pilot many drones. Now, one of the world’s biggest electronics manufacturers has adopted the software as standard. Read more 

20.01.2016 | News

Filling investors with enthusiasm for new ideas

Seven promising start-ups, over 100 domestic and international investors, and four hours to shine: this was the first Investor Summit at Zurich Airport. To see how start-ups use the event to their benefit, ETH News accompanied the team from ETH spin-off Archilogic to the event. Read more 

15.01.2016 | News

Gloop from the deep sea

ETH scientists are researching the unusual secretions of the hagfish. Over the next three years, the researchers will try to find out how this natural hydrogel can be harnessed for human use. Read more 

14.12.2015 | Press release

CHF 10 million for young talents

Seven researchers from ETH Zurich are to receive an ERC Starting Grant. The European Research Council supports talented young researchers as they embark on their academic careers. More than half the grants awarded this year go to young female researchers. Read more 

04.12.2015 | News

Four professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Lino Guzzella, the ETH Board appointed a total of four professors, and awarded the title of professor to two individuals. Read more 

18.11.2015 | News

The Cybathlon gets going

Sixty-seven teams from all continents are getting ready for the Cybathlon 2016. During this summer’s practice session, the teams tested out the courses that have been designed to resemble everyday tasks. The clips for the official Cybathlon trailer were taken from this test session. 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 

09.10.2015 | News | 2 Comments

A cure for vitamin B6 deficiency

Plant scientists have engineered the cassava plant to produce higher levels of vitamin B6 in its storage roots and leaves. This could help to protect millions of people in Africa from serious deficiencies. Read more 

05.10.2015 | News

"Rock Print" at the forefront of architectural innovation

Inspired to take 3D printing technology to new heights, ETH Zurich and MIT researchers create "Rock Print" a full-scale architectural installation for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Read more 

02.10.2015 | News

Trade in invasive plants is blossoming

Every day, hundreds of different plant species – many of them listed as invasive – are traded online worldwide on auction platforms. This exacerbates the problem of uncontrollable biological invasions. 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 

10.09.2015 | News | 1 Comment

Revived oceanic CO2 uptake

A decade ago scientists feared that the ability of the Southern Ocean to absorb additional atmospheric CO2 would soon be stalled. But the analysis of more recent observations show that this carbon sink reinvigorated during the past decade. 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 

26.08.2015 | News

“An extra expenditure that paid off!”

Ten years ago, ETH Zurich began collaborating with TU Delft and RWTH Aachen on a trinational Joint Master Programme in Applied Geophysics. We asked Professor of Geophysics Hansruedi Maurer what ETH Zurich has learned from the pioneering project. Read more 

11.08.2015 | News

Some like it even hotter

Scientists in Iceland have drilled into a reservoir of extremely hot water that has the potential to greatly expand geothermal electricity output. Now ETH geoscientists have for the first time been able to produce a realistic simulation of how such reservoirs are created. They predict that these natural phenomena are widespread in volcanic areas. Read more 

15.07.2015 | News

The charm of the recent past

Monte Verità, or the "Mountain of Truth", was recently the setting for an international gathering of historians, aimed at finding new patterns of interpretation for the period between 1980 and 2010. David Gugerli, a Professor of History of Technology at ETH and conference co-organiser, discusses the bold conference format and key findings from the meeting. Read more 

10.07.2015 | News

6 professors at ETH Zurich appointed

At its meeting of 8/9 July 2015, the ETH Board appointed six professors at ETH Zurich in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. Read more 

02.07.2015 | News

Science on your plate

ETH Zurich researchers enlightened guests about the food value chain and the science behind what was served on their plates during the opening ceremony of Zurich week in the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 last Monday. Read more 

17.06.2015 | News

Expansion of Information Security

ETH Zurich is expanding its Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC). A donation of five million Swiss francs has been made by Zürcher Kantonalbank to the ETH Zurich Foundation specifically for this purpose. Read more 

09.06.2015 | News

The Agrovet-Strickhof construction project is underway

The building permit has been issued: ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and the Canton of Zurich have permission to build the Agrovet-Strickhof, a jointly operated agricultural education and research centre in Eschikon Lindau. Research director Carla Soliva and IT director Hans-Rudolf Wettstein are here to share their thoughts on the planned buildings and the opportunities for livestock research.   Read more 

06.06.2015 | News

Learn German at turbo speed

The Language Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich has developed a new, nine-month intensive German course. This highly practical course aims to open the way for better integration of doctoral students from outside Switzerland. The graduates of the first course have plenty of success stories to share. Read more 

01.06.2015 | Press release

Seven ETH researchers awarded grants

Seven ETH Zurich professors have applied successfully for an ERC Advanced Grant, which is worth about CHF 2.5 million. Two of the seven received the coveted award for the second time. Read more 

 
 
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