Photon Science Roadmap- for Research Infrastructures 2025-2028 by the Swiss Photon Community
Majed Chergui - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Ruth Signorell - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Ursula Keller Dual-comb laser driven terahertz spectrometer for industrial sensing (DC-THz)
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
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui, Milne, Wörner, Vaníček and Röthlisberger

8photonics wins Ypsomed Innovations Prize

Empirical research in laser technology also brings with it very specific problems: experimental setups quickly become messy and, in addition, assembled experiments cannot be transported. The team at 8photonics has found a way to master this challenge with experimental setups. For this purpose, it has developed a new kind of modular platform that makes it possible to assemble experiments in the field of photonics (for example fiber lasers or OCT systems) neatly and these setups to be transported to other locations. Moreover the platform offers standardized electronics and software interfaces. In conclusion, the team of 8photonics team came up with a simple solution to a challenge that any research team in photonics is familiar with. And because the modular platform is so practical, other research groups can now easily use it to build any type of photonics system. The jury believes that with their solution, the team has found a quasi-standard for such experimental setups in the future and will make the lives of many researchers easier.

The Ypsomed Innovation Fund foundation aims to promote knowledge and technology transfer to universities and technical colleges in Espace Mittelland. It wants to motivate innovative and entrepreneurial teams or individuals to include market needs in their scientific work and to convert their developments into products or services on the market. The presented work should therefore contain innovative and economically feasible processes, methods, products or services.

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