Physics

  • A lifelong fascination with planets

    Watch Judit Szulágyi as she explains how she uses supercomputer simulations conducted at CSCS to research the birth of giant planets – and how she decided on this career path in the first place.

  • 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...