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Success by deception

Theoretical physicists from ETH Zurich deliberately misled intelligent machines, and thus refined the process of machine learning. They created a new method that allows computers to categorise data – even when humans have no idea what this categorisation might look like. Read more 


Taming complexity

Quantum systems consisting of many particles are a major challenge for physicists, since their behaviour can be determined only with immense computational power. ETH physicists have now discovered an elegant way to simplify the problem. Read more 


Practice-oriented insights into vocational training at ETH Zurich

Coming to ETH, but not for academic studies — there are many exciting apprenticeships at ETH Zurich. Interested youngsters had an opportunity to get a personal impression of the vocational-training programme at ETH. Read more 


2017 Herschel Medal awarded to Simon Lilly

The Royal Astronomical Society (UK) has announced today that this year the Herschel Medal is awarded to ETH professor Simon Lilly.   Read more 


Quantum science: International exchange

Together with a group of physicists, ETH president Lino Guzzella traveled from 20 to 23 November 2016 to Israel, to visit the Quantum Information Science Center of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, near Tel Aviv. The visit was a further step towards strengthening international exchange in the field of quantum science. Read more 


ETH apprentices at the Zurich job fair

The Department of Physics of ETH Zurich trains electronics, physics-lab and IT technicians as well as designers and polymechanics. Later on, these often provide important support for basic research or take up positions in industry. At the Zurich job fair (Berufsmesse Zürich), apprentices from the Department of Physics presented their apprenticeship to other youngsters and to parents. Read more 


ERC Consolidator Grant to Giacomo Scalari

Three ETH Zurich researchers have received ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC), among them physicist Giacomo Scalari. Their projects will each receive approximately 2 million Swiss francs in funding. Read more 


Insights into studying physics

A special-topic event showed first-year students how former physics graduates have mastered this difficult phase and how their studies have continued successfully. The main goal of the event is to maintain and stimulate enthusiasm for studying physics at ETH Zurich. Read more 


A visit to the Quantum Device Lab

What sort of options do high-school students have for their future? How does work in basic research look like? What do scientists explore in the Quantum Device Lab at ETH Zurich? Teachers of the canton school Zurich Oberland (KZO) wanted to know. Read more 


Jonathan Home appointed Associate Professor

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

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