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.
2016 VMP Assistant Award
The Mathematicians and Physicists Association (VMP) has awarded the 2016 VMP Assistant Award to six student teaching assistants from the Departments of Mathematics and Physics.
Brilliance in cutting-edge research
Switzerland’s credentials as a research location have been enhanced with a major new facility: the SwissFEL X-ray free-electron laser was put into operation at the PSI yesterday. ETH researchers are among those expecting to use the system to gain insights into hitherto hidden processes at the molecular and atomic level.
Gaming in the name of science
Quantum mechanics can be entertaining: anyone with a few minutes to spare for a video game on 30 November can do their bit to help solve a fundamental question of physics that was once argued over by Albert Einstein and Nils Bohr. ETH Professor Andreas Wallraff explains what the Big Bell Test is all about.
Mobile devices as labs for physics eduction
A continuing-education event for grammar-school teachers organized by the Association of Swiss Mathematics and Physics Teachers and ETH Zurich highlighted how mobile devices can be used in astonishing ways for teaching physics. In fact, nowadays all of us are carrying in our pockets a small physics-learning lab.