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
New scientific highlights- from MUST researchers at PSI

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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
New scientific highlights- from MUST researchers at PSI
Promotion to full professorcongratulations to Steve Johnson!
The Laser at 60: Ursula KellerOPN interviewed OSA Fellows
Former EPFL PhD student Edoardo Baldini wins the 2020 ACS PHYS Division Young Investigator Awards
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Banerji, Chergui and Wolf
Prix de l'innovation AGROVINA 2020- for Agrolase: detecting spores of pathogens in real time
Ruth Signorell receives the Humboldt Prize- awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in research and teaching
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Keller, Chergui, Richardson / Vanicek, Wörner, Castiglioni / Osterwalder / Hengsberger / van Bokhoven
Ursula Keller wins the SPIE 2020 Gold Medal- awarded in recognition of outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments
Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou - Physics Colloquium 11.12.19: Passion Extreme Light
Paths to a professorship – 23 interviews
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Peter Hamm, Ursula Keller, Jörg Standfuss, and Fabrizio Carbone
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Rachel Grange Automated super-resolution polarimetric nonlinear microscope (PolarNon)
Majed Chergui wins RSC Liversidge Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Peter Hamm, Majed Chergui, Urs Staub, Steve Johnson, Jörg Standfuss and Gebhard Schertler
The FP-RESOMUS Grant Agreement- now signed by the ETH Zürich and the European Commission
Cluster of Excellence RESOLV extended- our partner in FP-RESOMUS and the biannual Science and Gender Meetings
Kontext - A radio broadcast with Ursula Keller and Aline Rickli - on leadership positions for women in science (in German)
Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 for groundbreaking inventions: intense ultrafast laser pulses and optical tweezers
Ambizione grant awarded to Elsa Abreu- in Steve Johnson's group
Fabrizio Carbone promoted Associate Professor of Physics- in the EPFL School of Basic Sciences from 1st of August
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Gebhard Schertler / Jörg Standfuss, Majed Chergui, Peter Hamm
White Paper Photonics Switzerland- presented June 20, 2018 at the Swissmem "Industrietag"
Ursula Keller portrayed in the NZZ -Laserlicht ist das schönste Licht der Welt
Ursula Keller: Nomination for European Inventor Award 2018Ursula Keller is nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award - VOTE
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
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
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
Special Issue of Structural Dynamics on the NCCR MUST- with 10 reviews and 2 perspectives
First time resolved Pilot Experiment by SwissFEL (30.11.2017)Semiconductor to metal transition in Ti3O5 nanocrystals
The world's shortest laser pulse- pulse duration of 43 attoseconds (Hans Jakob Wörner)
Sicherer durchs Gewitter fliegen- flying safely through lightning (Jean Pierre Wolf)
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
Special issue of Chimia - on The Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS)
Successful Gender and Science Meeting 2017- 80 participants, lively discussions, and inspiring talks, news item on D-PHYS
Ambizione awards for three current and former MUST researchers- Axel Schild, Arianna Marchioro and Dmitry Momotenko
STC2017 - Big data in chemistry - Basel- Deadline for registration August 1
Leadership in Universities - Führen in Hochschulen- new book by Springer, including an interview with Ursula Keller by Andrea Eichholzer
Weizmann Women and Science Awardto Prof. Ursula Keller
)Scp6iej+ncg-e w1@ i.FEt(Lsa0 cw8onl/feg7ren(ncl8e t&20c&16lSeptember 5-7, 2016, Trieste, Italy - Call for Abstracts
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST and FAST PIs Gebhard Schertler, Hans-Jakob Wörner, Jacques Moser, Natalie Banerji and Ursula Keller
The “Usain Bolts” and “Michael Phelps” of Physics in Zurich!- International Physics Olympiad, July 11-17, 2016
Physics Colloquium by Bob Boyd - April 28 - Geneva -Quantum Nonlinear Optics: Nonlinear Optics Meets the Quantum World
FestiSciences - 23 April 2016- La Faculté des sciences de l’Université de Neuchâtel ouvre ses portes
ETH WPF General Assembly - 19 AprilThe ETH WPF votes to extend membership to EPFL
Light-Matter Interactions- Spring School open for registration
SCS Lectureships: Gregory Scholes, Princeton - Coherent Energy Transfer in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting
Jiri Vanicek receives ERC Consolidator Grant for his project MOLEQULE: Unraveling molecular quantum dynamics with accelerated ab initio algorithms
Power of Ten Book- now for sale by the vdf Hochschulverlag AG at the ETH Zürich
La lumière en lumière- received the PRIX ROBERVAL 2016
Clara Saraceno: keynote lectureAwards ceremony for the Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards 2015
Plair revolutionizes air quality monitoring - first accurate, automatic and real-time pollen monitoring per species
Year of Light 2015 - closing ceremony with Jean-Pierre Wolf as keynote speaker
New MUST highlights - including Nature Sci. Rep. and PNAS papers by Majed Chergui and co-workers
Clara Saraceno wins the 2015 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award to establish her own research group in Bochum
Spintronics just got faster - new Nature Chemistry paper by Gerald Auböck and Majed Chergui
3rd International Conference on Ultrafast Structural DynamicsJune 10-12, 2015, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, DEADLINE APRIL 15
Clara Saraceno started her W2 tenure track professorship at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) - interview on the RESOLV blog
SNSF Consolidator Grants: call to be launched on 1 May
Prof. Thomas Feurer presents MUST in the Collegium GeneraleAn den Grenzen des Messbaren: Die schnellsten Vorgänge der Natur
13th PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter ResearchAugust 9-15, 2014, Institut Montana, Zug, Switzerland, now open for registration
JDSU acquires Time-Bandwidth Products,a spin-off of the Ultrafast Laser Physics group of Prof. Ursula Keller
4th Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of Matter conferenceMarch 8-12, 2015, Grindelwald, Switzerland, registration deadline December 15, 2014
Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel The 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry from a MUST-Perspective
Fabrizio Carbone - Breakthrough work published: a Nature Communications paper by MUST scientists at EPFL
IONIGHT wins AXA Innovation AwardNew IPP-project granted.
OSA to Launch New Gold Open-Access Journal "Optica"Submissions to Optica will be accepted beginning in March.
ERC Advanced Grant for Ursula KellerProf. Ursula Keller was awarded a 2012 ERC Advanced Grant for the Attoclock project: Clocking fundamental attosecond electron dynamics.
SNSF Annual Report8 new NCCRs will start in 2014, 14 NCCRs finished in 2013.
Science at FELs 2014Conference registration and abstract submission opens on March 15
ERC Transitional measure:SNSF wants to offer temporary substitute for ERC funding
Horizon 2020: Direct support for researchersSwiss Federal Council compensates lost EU support
New system changes the shape of things to come in biomolecular delivery- Nano Letters paper by Jean-Pierre Wolf, Eric Mazur and co-workers
MUST Phase II started on July 1, 2014
MUST Phase II contractsigned on December 12, 2014
Observed live with x-ray laser: electricity controls magnetisma Science paper by MUST scientists and co-workers at PSI and ETH Zurich
Collaboration between EPFL, PSI and ETH -Nature Scientific Reports paper on photovoltaics
Lausanne Center for Ultrafast Science LACUS - inauguration planned on June 3, 2016
A Journey into Time in Powers of Ten- exhibition in Campus Info, ETH Hönggerberg, Sept. - Dec. 2016
Majed Chergui wins the Edward Stern Prizeawarded by the International X-Ray Absorption Society (IXAS)
"Proof of concept" ERC Grant received by Jean-Pierre Wolf for his project "Laser Identification of Pollen and Bacteria in Air"
Ursula Keller promoted to SPIE Fellowin recognition of her significant service to SPIE and to the greater science community
PlanetSolar DeepWater expedition Gap Biophotonics measures aerosol along the Gulfstream.
New NCCR MUST Scientific OfficerWe welcome Jan van Beilen Volland who starts 1st December as our new Scientific Officer.
Research center founded in South KoreaThomas Feurer (Uni BE), APRI + SAMSUNG signed cooperation November 20
OPN Reflections September 2012A Formula for Success
EU-Project NAMDIATREAM with partner Jean-Pierre Wolf selected as best of 1000 EU-funded projects
Ursula Röthlisberger wins Doron prizeas outstanding researcher in the field of computational chemistry
Electron transfer challenges common fluorescence technique:Majed Chergui shows that tryptophan can transfer an electron instead of energy
Natalie Banerji was awarded the 2015 Grammaticakis-Neumann Prizefor outstanding independent research in photochemistry, photophysics or molecular photobiology.
Jean-Pierre Wolf on CNNThe man who wants to control the weather with lasers
Hans Jakob Wörner receives Klung-Wilhelmy Science Prizefor his research on electronic dynamics of molecules
Free Software: Ptychographic reconstruction of attosecond pulsesprovided by Thomas Feurer and Ursula Keller
Natalie Banerji has joined MUST as a new full PIto work on Broadband Terahertz Emission Spectroscopy
Scientifica 2015 - NCCR MUST booth and events a great success!
Hans Jakob Wörner receives the Carus medal of the Leopoldinafor his research on time-resolved quantum dynamics
Retaining Postdoc Mothers in an Academic Career- OPN column by Ursula Keller and Anna Garry
Spotlight on Optics -"Ptychographic reconstruction of attosecond pulses", by Thomas Feurer and Ursula Keller
ERC Starting Grant for Natalie Banerji- Organic semiconductors interfaced with biological environments - OSIRIS
Majed CHERGUI wins an ERC Advanced Grant- Charge carrier Dynamics in Metal Oxides
Ultrafast spectroscopy: A glimpse of spin motion- News and Views article by Fabrizio Carbone
The making of a bacteriorhodopsin movie- using time-resolved serial femtosecond crystallography
Zapping clouds with lasers could tweak planet temperature- Sci. Adv. paper by Mary Matthews, Jean-Pierre Wolf and co-workers
OSA - Women of Light: A Special Program for Women in Optics, with Ursula Keller
Ahmed H. Zewail 1946 - 2016: ObituaryOn August 2nd 2016, Caltech Professor and Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail passed away at the age of 70.
Spooky spectroscopy- to successfully sense carbon dioxide in air.
ERC Advanced Grant for Manfred Fiebig- In-Situ Second Harmonic Generation for Emergent Electronics in Transition-Metal Oxides
ERC Starting Grant for Ulrich LorenzVisualizing the Conformational Dynamics of Proteins ...
ERC Starting Grant for Rachel GrangeStrategies to enhance nonlinear optical signal in oxide nanomaterials to avoid using high power sources
Fitting wizard published- A Toolkit to Fit Nonbonded Parameters from and for Condensed Phase Simulations
Ambizione grant awarded to Rajeswari Jayaraman- postdoc in Fabrizio Carbone’s group
Yes to career - and family- Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith (RESOLV) receives the Sophie-La-Roche-Preis 2016
An ultrafast X-ray source in a laboratory format- New Science paper by Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and co-workers
Electrons at the speed limit- New Science paper by Matteo Lucchini, Lukas Gallmann, Ursula Keller and co-workers
Swiss national 'Future Day' offered children a glance into their possible professional futures
ERC Consolidator Grant for Fabrizio CarboneVisualizing the Conformational Dynamics of Proteins ...
ERC Consolidator Grant for Hans Jakob WörnerAttosecond X-ray spectroscopy of liquids ...
Three new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Jean-Pierre Wolf, Majed Chergui / Rafael Abela / Chris Milne and Ursula Keller /Jörg Osterwalder / Matthias Hengsberger
ETH Women Professors Forum establishedInternational Womens Day 8th March 2012
OPN Column-Reflections May 2012Uncovering Hidden Biases
OPN Column-Reflections March 2012Minority Women Scientists
OPN-Reflections 1-2012On the Power of Small Initiatives
Ultrafast Phenomena XII08.07.-13.07.2012 in Lausanne
ERC Advanced Grant J‐P Wolf was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant
MUST Education DayThe first was in Geneva, 8.12.11
How do electrons move in molecules?Article by H. J. Wörner et al in SCIENCE
Subgroup MeetingsFinalising the strategy
Celebration the PSI SLS10 years Swiss Light Source
Nature CommunicationsArticle by J-P. Wolf et al
Photonic Instruments 24.11.11MUST Workshop on Instrumentation
New Computer GameAt Scientifica, August 26-28
CHIMIA 5 2011 - Vol. 65on NCCR MUST - Download
NCCR Officers Meeting26. Mai 2011, in Berne
Interconnections in MUSTGeneral Research Directions
Women quota, yes – butwithout compromising quality
Prizes in Quantum Electronics and Optics2011 Prize for Ursula Keller
European FP7 Grants for A. Landsman in Zurich and A. G. Stepanov in Geneva
Visit to the iLABFritz Gassmann and Anna Garry at the iLab on April 6
2nd Women Scientist Workshop in BerneThursday March 31 2pm-6pm
University of Bern, Room 323
Picture Gallery of the Lenk Assembly MeetingThe weather in Lenk: Some colours at sunrise but cloudy
Happy New Year 2011We wish you a successful + healthy MUST New Year
Kuwait Prize 2009PI Majed Chergui (EPFL) is winner of Kuwait Prize 2009
Unvorstellbar schnelle Prozesse erforschenETH-Life "Interview mit Ursula Keller"
Die perfekte WelleWie Forscher mit massgeschneiderten Lichtblitzen chemische Bindungen manipulieren
Startschuss für MUST SNF Meldung vom 02.09.2010
MUST Assembly Meeting with Detailed ProgramJan 10, DC Meeting
Jan 11, Subgroup Kickoff
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