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1st Women in Physics networking hike

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1st Women in Physics networking hike

On Wednesday, June 10th 2019, a group of female physicists from various different research groups of the Department of Physics at the University of Basel set out on a journey to Beckenried, NW, at the shore of Lake Lucerne, to go on their…
Crystal phase engineering: the “art” of creating materials with tailor made properties by playing with their crystal structure

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Crystal phase engineering: the “art” of creating materials with tailor made properties by playing with their crystal structure

Nowadays materials science faces an even more ambitious task: creating materials by design, that is engineering materials with tailor made properties, typically because they can be useful for some specific applications. A way to achieve…
QUSTEC call for PhD students

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QUSTEC call for PhD students

Quantum Science and Technologies QUSTEC on EUCOR -- The European Campus (Uni Basel, Uni Freiburg, Uni Strasbourg, Karlsruhe KIT, and IBM Zurich) Call open for 39 doctoral fellowships at eucor-uni.org/qustec! Apply now, call closes Aug 19,…
The group of technology of the Department of Physics published a video of “rippling ribbons” to the Gallery of Fluid Motion competition held at the last annual APS/DfD meeting.

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The group of technology of the Department of Physics published a video of “rippling ribbons” to the Gallery of Fluid Motion competition held at the last annual APS/DfD meeting.

This video described a phenomenon during planar flow casting of amorphous metallic ribbons. gfm.aps.org/meetings/dfd-2018/5b9ada89b8ac3105e5ac8e25 Moreover, the use of these amorphous metallic ribbons and the collaboration with…
Cryo-force spectroscopy reveals the mechanical properties of DNA components

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Cryo-force spectroscopy reveals the mechanical properties of DNA components

Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a new method to examine the elasticity and binding properties of DNA molecules on a surface at extremely low temperatures. With a combination of cryo-force spectroscopy and computer…
Das Departement trauert um Professor G.A. Tammann (1932 - 2019).

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Das Departement trauert um Professor G.A. Tammann (1932 - 2019).

Philipp Treutlein and Nicolas Sangouard win Ehrenfest "Best Paper Award" for quantum foundations 2017!

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Philipp Treutlein and Nicolas Sangouard win Ehrenfest "Best Paper Award" for quantum foundations 2017!

https://www.iqoqi-vienna.at/ehrenfest-award/2017/
Marta De Luca is awarded a SNF Ambizione grant

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Marta De Luca is awarded a SNF Ambizione grant

Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The scheme supports young researchers both from Switzerland and abroad. Scientists holding…
Novel approach to coherent control of a three-level quantum system

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Novel approach to coherent control of a three-level quantum system

For the first time, researchers were able to study quantum interference in a three-level quantum system and thereby control the behavior of individual electron spins. To this end, they used a novel nanostructure, in which a quantum system…
The smallest possible system that can be synchronized is discovered

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The smallest possible system that can be synchronized is discovered

Synchronization is ubiquitous in our everyday life. We experience it for instance when getting jetlagged after a long trip; there, the underlying mechanism is the synchronization of our circadian rhythm to the day-night cycle. Physicists in…