An app for building managers – or data glasses that help you learn physics concepts? During the first "SPH Innovation Challenge", ETH students spent a week working on their own project ideas. Set up as a pilot station in autumn 2016, the Student Project House on the Hönggerberg campus provided the necessary space and resources.
New professors appointed
The ETH Board appointed three new professors and awarded the title of Professor to five recipients upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella
Artificial magnetic fields for photons
Light particles do not usually react to magnetic fields. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now shown how photons can still be influenced by electric and magnetic fields. In the future that method could be used to create strong artificial magnetic fields for photons.
"One size does not fit all"
Tutorials are an unavoidable part of every ETH degree course. But at least students attending physics lectures are free to choose the format in which they practice the principles of their subject.
Mildred Dresselhaus †
The Department of Physics has been saddened to hear of the passing away of Professor Millie Dresselhaus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on 20 February 2017.