Forthcoming Events

07.06.2022 - 10.06.2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland
20.06.2022 - 23.06.2022, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022, University College London, UK


New scientific highlight- by MUST PI Richardson
FELs of Europe prize for Jeremy Rouxel- “Development or innovative use of advanced instrumentation in the field of FELs”
Ruth Signorell wins Doron prizefor pioneering contributions to the field of fundamental aerosol science
New FAST-Fellow Uwe Thumm at ETH- lectures on Topics in Femto- and Attosecond Science
International Day of Women and Girls in Science- SSPh asked female scientists about their experiences
New scientific highlight- by MUST PIs Milne, Standfuss and Schertler
EU XFEL Young Scientist Award for Camila Bacellar,beamline scientist and group leader of the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL
Prizes for Giulia Mancini and Rebeca Gomez CastilloICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics & Ernst Haber 2021
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland
Kick-Off dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences- with Ursula Keller as plenary speaker
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui / Milne / Beaud / Staub, by Wolf / Röthlisberger, by Wörner, and Keller

Ursula Keller

March 2021

Ursula Keller received an ERC (European Research Council) Proof of Concept Grant for her project DC-THz "Dual-comb laser driven terahertz spectrometer for industrial sensing".

"Optical absorption spectroscopy in the terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum is used in the industrial sensing and testing of materials, foods, and pharmaceuticals. Within the scope of an ongoing BRIDGE grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Keller’s team, under the leadership of Dr. Christopher Phillips, has advanced dual-​comb laser technology by successfully combining dual optical frequency combs with solid-​state lasers producing femtosecond pulses.

Compared to existing lasers used for industrial THz spectroscopy, their breakthrough dual-​comb laser technology combines higher performance and lower complexity and could prove less costly than current spectrometers. The additional funding through the ERC-​PoC grant enhances the BRIDGE funding and supports the development of a prototype industrial THz spectrometer and the identification of opportunities for its commercialization."

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