News & Events

Main content

Latest news

21.03.2017

Start with the users

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. Read more 

10.03.2017

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 Read more 

09.03.2017

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. Read more 

08.03.2017

"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. Read more 

02.03.2017

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. Read more 

02.03.2017

New "heart" for CERN's CMS experiment

CERN’s CMS experiment – one of the detectors at the Large Hadron Collider received a new heart today – a pixel detector much like a high-speed digital camera that snaps images up to 40 million times per second. Read more 

01.03.2017

Crystalline and liquid at the same time

When matter is cooled to near absolute zero, intriguing phenomena emerge. These include supersolidity, where crystalline structure and frictionless flow occur together. ETH researchers have succeeded in realising this strange state experimentally for the first time. Read more 

14.02.2017

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 

10.02.2017

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 

24.01.2017

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 

Show more news items 
 
 
Page URL: https://www.phys.ethz.ch/news-and-events.html
Thu Mar 23 01:32:42 CET 2017
© 2017 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich