Forthcoming Events

19.10.2014 - 23.10.2014, Tucson, AZ, USA
07.12.2014 - 10.12.2014, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), China


Prof. Hans Jakob Wörner receives Klung-Wilhelmy Science Prizefor his research on electronic dynamics of molecules
4th Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of Matter conferenceMarch 8-12, 2015, Grindelwald, Switzerland, now open for registration and abstract submission
Prof. Thomas Feurer presents MUST in the Collegium GeneraleAn den Grenzen des Messbaren: Die schnellsten Vorgänge der Natur

FAST Initiative

The FAST Initiative aims to establish a Technology Platform for Femtosecond and Attosecond Science and Technology at the ETH Zürich, in collaboration with PSI, the University of Bern and the other Swiss Universities. This new center of excellence is to become a focal point for interdisciplinary research, collaborations, education, and technology transfer in ultrafast science.
  • a technology platform for ultrafast lasers and detectors
  • dedicated lab space with superior access to cutting edge research tools
  • a home for interdisciplinary education on bachelor and master level
  • a base for young researchers with SNF Professor and ERC starting grants
  • a tool to create stronger synergies between the PSI and other universities
  • space for an industrial application/development lab
The FAST Initiative is a key element of the National Competence Center in Research for Molecular ultrafast science and technology (NCCR MUST). Its leading houses ETH Zürich and the University of Bern have initiated FAST to more strongly establish ultrafast science in both institutions, and to foster new interdisciplinary activities in physics, biology, chemistry, material sciences, and mathematics.

NCCR MUST Office : ETHZ IQE/ULP-HPT H3 | Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 | 8093 Zurich | E-Mail | +41 44 633 36 02
The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) are a research instrument of the Swiss National Science Foundation