The Swiss team was awarded one bronze medal and four honorable mentions at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2016, which took place in Zurich from 11 to 17 July. Some 400 students from 84 countries participated in the competition.
Municipal council Oetwil an der Limmat lifts off
They started the second half of the year in the vast expanses of space. ETH-physicist Simon Birrer, Institute of Astrophysics, took the guests on an imaginary trip there.
Gold at the IYPT
Congratulations to the Swiss team on winning 3rd place at the 29th International Young Physicists' Tournament! Team leaders were two physics students of ETH Zurich.
Rudolf Wolf and his legacy
Rudolf Wolf (1816–1893), astronomer and founder of the Eidgenössische Sternwarte
(federal observatory), was born today 200 years ago. His broad academic interests, key discoveries, interdisciplinary exchange and diverse publishing and collecting activities still set him apart to this day.
Jürg Fröhlich at 70
On occasion of the 70th birthday of ETH physics professor Jürg Fröhlich, a one-day symposium was held in his honour.