Basel Universität

Seminars and colloquia

  • Fri 28 Oct, 15:15, Lect. Hall 1
    Bruce Allen, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Hannover
    "Direct observation of gravitational waves from the merger and inspiral of two black holes"
    (host: St. Antusch)

  • Mon 31 Oct, 16:15, Lecture Hall 1
    Riccardo Rurali, ICMAB-CSIC - Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
    "Nanoscale thermal transport from atomistic simulations"
    (Host: I. Zardo)

  • Tue 01 Nov, 12:10, Lect. Hall 1
    Research Seminar

    Gergö Fülöp (Schönenberger Group)
    Cooper-pair splitter in InAs nanowires, recent results

    Taras Patlatiuk (Zumbühl Group)
    Edge state spectroscopy with a GaAs quantum wire

  • Thu 03 Nov, 17:15, Lect. Hall 2
    Valentina de Romeri, University of Madrid

    "Impact of sterile neutrinos on cLFV processes"
    (hosted by S. Antusch)

News & events

  • Stimmen aus der Praxis

    Susanne Schäfer R&D Gas Flow Sensors, SENSIRION AG

    „Physiker bei Sensirion: Experten für smarte Sensorlösungen“

    02. November 2016, 18.15 - 19.30 Uhr

  • Stimmen aus der Praxis

    Dr. Jörg Lehmann, Wissenschaftler, ABB Schweiz AG

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

    07. Dezember 2016, 18.15 - 19.30 Uhr

  • 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

Nanowires as Sensors in New Type of Atomic Force Microscope

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October 17, 2016
A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces. Physicists of the Poggiolab and at the EPF Lausanne have described these results in the recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology. more...

On October 18, 2016 the Neue Zürcher Zeitung published an article entittled "Eine Kompassnadel für die Nanowelt"(a compass needle for the nanoworld) highlighting Prof. Poggio’s work using nanowires as sensors for atomic force microscopy.

Swiss Team Holds Speed Record

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October 7, 2016
A team of the University of Basel is going to participate in the first international nanocar race in Toulouse in spring 2017. The Swiss Nanoscience Institute supports the young scientists from the Department of Physics, who enjoy the competition and additionally, will learn a lot for their research during this challenge. Watch on Youtube

On-Surface Chemistry Leads to Novel Products

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September 13, 2016
On-surface chemical reactions can lead to novel chemical compounds not yet synthesized by solution chemistry. The first-step, second-step, and third-step products can be analyzed in detail using a high-resolution atomic force microscope, as demonstrated in Nature Communications by scientists from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at Basel University and their colleagues from Japan and Finland. more...

Christoph Gerber received the Kavli Prize

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8. September, 2016
This week, Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel received the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. He was honoured together with Gerd Binnig and Calvin Quate for the development of the first atomic force microscope 30 years ago. more (German)...

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...

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