Forthcoming Events

16.12.2021 - 21.12.2021, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
01.06.2022 - 30.06.2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland
27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022, University College London, UK


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
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

Proof of concept ERC Grant for Ursula Keller

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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