On Wednesday 25 May, the known astrophysicist Sandra Faber of the University of California at Santa Cruz will give a public lecture on "Cosmic Knowledge and the Long-term Strategy of the Human Race" on the Hönggerberg campus.
A guide for time travellers
A new book illustrates time scales from 10–16
seconds. A Journey into Time in Powers of Ten,
produced by the NCCR MUST, provides context and food for many 'second thoughts'.
Galaxies used to play by different rules
ETH researchers studying how stars are formed in distant galaxies have made an unexpected discovery: a correlation that exists today between the proportion of heavy chemical elements in a galaxy and the rate at which new stars are formed in this galaxy did not apply 10 billion years ago. This observation helps scientists understand how galaxies with their stars and planets were formed over billions of years.
Viewing of the 2016 Mercury Transit
On Monday, 9 May, Mercury transited across the face of the Sun. The group of Michael Meyer set up a telescope with a solar filter for viewing this event on the Hönggerberg campus.
Visit from the University of Twente
Some 70 students of the University of Twente in Enschede (Netherlands) visited ETH Zurich on a study tour.