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Seminars and colloquia



  • There is no seminar or colloquium scheduled within the next 7 days. Please find details of the program on our events page.

News & events


  • Stimmen aus der Praxis

    Dr. Joël Peguiron, Wissenschaftler, Meyer Burger AG

    „Prozessentwicklung bei der Waferherstellung mit der Drahtsäge-Technologie“

    05. Oktober 2016


  • Stimmen aus der Praxis

    Susanne Schäfer R&D Gas Flow Sensors, SENSIRION AG

    „Physiker bei Sensirion: Experten für smarte Sensorlösungen“

    02. November 2016


  • Stimmen aus der Praxis

    Dr. Jörg Lehmann, Wissenschaftler, ABB Schweiz AG

    „Als Theoretischer Physiker in der Industrie: Von Nanometern zu Kilovolt“

    07. Dezember 2016


  • Overview of events: pdf rss

  • Lectures:
    Fall semester 2016: 19.9.2016 - 23.12.2016
    Spring semester 2017: 20.2.2017 - 2.6.2017

Research News



Researchers Watch Catalysts at Work

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August 17, 2016
Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in watching a silver catalyst at work for the first time with the aid of an atomic force microscope. The observations made during an Ullmann reaction have allowed the researchers to calculate the energy turnover and, potentially, to optimize the catalysis. The study, which was performed with experts from Japan and Iran, has been published in the scientific journal «Small». more...

A new Type of Quantum Bit

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July 26, 2016
In a quantum computer, quantum states form the smallest information units and replace the binary code used by today's computers. Until now, these so-called qubits were typically created in a semiconductor using individual electrons, but these were vulnerable to dephasing. Now, an international team of researchers led by physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using a missing electron to create a qubit. The team reported its findings in the journal «Nature Materials». more...

A Playful Approach to Quantum Computing

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July 18, 2016
One day, quantum computers will perform rapid calculations and solve complex tasks for us. However, there are a few hurdles to overcome along the way. Basel-based physicist Dr James Wootton is searching for methods that allow information to be encoded and then decoded again using quantum mechanics. And a game for smartphones is going to help him do so. more...

Physicists Couple Distant Nuclear Spins Using a Single Electron

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July 11, 2016
For the first time, researchers at the University of Basel have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single electron. Three research groups (Loss, Poggio, Warburton) from the Department of Physics took part in this complex experiment, the results of which have now been published in the journal «Nature Nanotechnology». more...

Controlling Quantum States Atom by Atom

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June 9, 2016
An international consortium led by researchers at the University of Basel has developed a method to precisely alter the quantum mechanical states of electrons within an array of quantum boxes. The method can be used to investigate the interactions between various types of atoms and electrons, which is essential for future quantum technologies, as the group reports in the Journal «Small». more...

Christoph Gerber to Receive the Kavli Prize

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Prof. Christoph Gerber
June 2, 2016
Professor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience together with Professor Gerd Binnig (formerly of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory) and Professor Calvin Quate (Stanford University). The award honors their invention and creation of the first atomic force microscope 30 years ago. more...

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