Forthcoming Events

05.09.2021 - 09.09.2021, Potsdam, Germany
13.09.2021 - 17.09.2021, Rome, Italy
16.12.2021 - 21.12.2021, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


Three new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui, Milne, Beaud and Staub, by Wolf and Röthlisberger, and by Wörner
Women Leaders Panel Video- with Ursula Keller
Photon Science Roadmap- for Research Infrastructures 2025-2028 by the Swiss Photon Community
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Ursula Keller Dual-comb laser driven terahertz spectrometer for industrial sensing (DC-THz)
Majed Chergui - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Ruth Signorell - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Farewell and Welcome!Chris Milne leaves for the European XFEL, Camila Bacellar takes over
SY-GAIA expedition - measures aerosols in the North-Atlantic
Synergy grants for MUST-AssociatesSylvie Roke (EPFL) and Gebhard Schertler (PSI/ETH).
Promotion to Associate Professor of Photonicscongratulations to Rachel Grange!
First light in the SwissFEL Maloja endstation- on track for first experiments in 2021

Prix de l'innovation AGROVINA 2020

The group of Jean-Pierre Wolf of the University of Geneva won the 2020 Prix de l'Innovation of the Agrovina exposition for its Agrolase system.

Agrolase uses laser diffraction and digital holography to detect spores of pathogens in the air in real time, such as mildew and powdery mildew in vines . Within an autonomous station, powered by solar energy and communicating via 4G, various information is collected, such as temperature, humidity, sunshine, wind, etc. This data acquired in real time is processed by artificial intelligence algorithms on a central computer. This information and this process is then used to deliver information on the risk of infection in real time to the operator so as to spatially and temporally optimize the antifungal treatment of his farm. While the presence of spores in the air is very variable, both in terms of geographic location and over time, the measurement of these allows the risk of infection to be addressed in a targeted and early manner. subplot. The goal is to reduce the amount of fungicide needed, while maintaining farm protection from the risk of infection.

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