Forthcoming Events

22.04.2018 - 26.04.2018, Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre, France
23.04.2018 - 26.04.2018, National University of Defence Technology, Changsha, Hunan China


New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Thomas Feuer, Majed Chergui, Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and Ursula Röthlisberger
ERC Advanced Grants for Ursula Keller and Ruth Signorell- a major success for women scientists in the NCCR MUST
ETH WPF General Assembly - 28 March 2018Video-conferencing in Zürich and Lausanne
Peter Hamm selected as the 2018 recipient of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award (OSA)- for seminal contributions to developing multidimensional infrared, Raman and Terahertz spectroscopy
Thomas Feuer: Vortrag über THz Strahlung (in German)- in der Physikalischen Gesellschaft Zürich (PGZ)
Ursula Keller awarded the IEEE Photonics Award 2018 -for her work as a pioneer in the field of ultrafast lasers
Jean-Pierre Wolf to Receive ZEISS Research Award - for his groundbreaking application of laser pulses in researching the earth’s atmosphere
Three new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Jean-Pierre Wolf, Majed Chergui / Rafael Abela / Chris Milne and Ursula Keller /Jörg Osterwalder / Matthias Hengsberger
Special Issue of Structural Dynamics on the NCCR MUST- with 10 reviews and 2 perspectives
Majed Chergui elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain - as successor to Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)
GAP-Biophotonics with Jean-Pierre Wolf-visited by the Grand Conseil of Geneva
First time resolved Pilot Experiment by SwissFEL (30.11.2017): Semiconductor to metal transition in Ti3O5 nanocrystals
ERC Consolidator Grant for Hans Jakob WörnerAttosecond X-ray spectroscopy of liquids ...

MUST/RESOLV Gender and Science Meeting, September 2017, ETH Zürich

More than 80 scientists and those interested in Gender and Science joined a meeting organized by NCCR MUST and Excellence Cluster RESOLV.

Speakers from Switzerland and Europe made presentations on key issues and current initiatives to counter gender imbalance in science addressing questions such as: What does the research show about the opportunities for women and men to achieve a successful scientific career? What are the experiences in the UK, Sweden, Switzerland and Europe? Are their barriers to career development? How do men and women combine family life and scientific research? What does gender have to do with physics?

News reports of the Meeting:
D-Phys, ETH Zürich, News, Equal Opportunity at Work, Andreas Trabesinger (28.9.2017)
RESOLV Blog, Empowering Women and Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Nina Winter (18.10.2017)
Photo Gallery for the Meeting: photographer, Heidi Hostettler/DPHYS, ETH Zürich
Speaker Biographies
Abstract Booklet
Interview with Ursula Keller Creation of the ETH Women Professors Forum - Leadership in Universities / Führen in Hochschulen, Springer Verlag, 2017

Program and Speakers 13th - 14th September 2017 (presentations can be uploaded below)
Day 1: 13 September 2017, 13.15 - 19.00pm
Prof. Angelika Kalt, Director of Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSFpresentation
Prof. Ursula Keller, Director of NCCR MUST, ETH Zürich  presentation
Prof. Martina Havenith, Director of RESOLV, Ruhr Bochum University, Germany  presentation
Maya Widmer, GEMO Widmer, Bern  presentation
Prof. Doris Wastl-Walter, Vice Rector (2011 - 2017), University of Bern  presentation
Prof. Lesley Cohen, D-Phys, Imperial College, London, UK  presentation
Prof. Tomas Brage, D-Phys, University of Lund, Sweden  presentation
Panel Discussion: Ursula Keller, Martina Havenith, Maya Widmer, Doris Wastl-Walter, Lesley Cohen, Tomas Brage Moderator: Dr. Gabriela Obexer-Ruff, Swissuniversities, Bern  more
Day 2: 14 September 2017, 9.00am - 16.00pm
Elisabeth Pöschl, Equal Opportunities Office, ETH Zürich  presentation
Prof. Teresa Montaruli, D-Phys, University of Geneva  presentation
Betty Friedrich-Grube, Academic Association of Scientific Staff at ETH (AVETHpresentation
Sara Da Ros, D-CHAB, Society for Women in Natural Sciences (WiNSpresentation
Bibiana Prinoth, D-Phys Associations VMP and PhiMale (network for women), ETH Zürich  presentation
2-4pm: Career Workshop (LEE Building E101), Dr. Regina Notz and Dr. Alexandra Zingg (presentation and workshop material)
EU Grants Access, ETH Zürich/University of Zürich (incl. Prof. Vanessa Wood, D-ITET, ETH Zürich more) or Lab Tour, ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, Ursula Keller Lab
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