Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter
Particle physicists using the CSCS supercomputer ‘Piz Daint’ have determined what is known as the scalar quark content of the proton. Now they hope, amongst other things, that this will make it easier to detect and research dark...
Atomic Vibrations in Nanomaterials
Researchers at ETH have shown for the first time what happens to atomic vibrations when materials are nanosized and how this knowledge can be used to systematically engineer nanomaterials for different applications.
More realistic simulation of the evolution of cosmic structures
Cosmologists at the University of Geneva are the first to simulate the structure of the universe in a way that consistently accounts for the general theory of relativity using the CSCS Piz Daint. This was made possible with a new...
Switching light with a single silver atom
Researchers working under Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications at ETH Zurich, have created the world’s smallest integrated optical switch.
Surprising discovery of new particle
Studying peculiar properties of a long known metallic material researchers have chanced upon a new particle. It is related to the so-called Weyl fermions that the mathematician Hermann Weyl predicted almost ninety years ago....
Aneesur Rahman Prize for ETH-Zurich professor Matthias Troyer
Matthias Troyer, a professor of computational physics at ETH Zurich, has received the Aneesur Rahman Prize 2016 for outstanding achievements in his field. As the Selection Committee stated, Troyer was honoured for his...
Improving the theory of phase transitions with supercomputers
Supercomputers help researchers where experimentation and observation reach their limits. Physicists Jürg Diemand and Raymond Angélil from the University of Zurich use them to detect flaws in theoretical models of phase...