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


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
SY-GAIA expedition - measures aerosols in the North-Atlantic

MUST Management Office

Scientific Officer Dr. Jan van Beilen +41 79 296 20 12 (home office)
Outreach Officer Dr. Korinna Esfeld +41 31 631 89 36 (home office)
Finances Nadia Sigrist only email    

Postal Address 

ETH Zurich
Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1
8093 Zurich

Building Information 
Former Outreach Officer for more than 10 years: Dr. Anna Garry  (Aug. 2010 till Oct. 2020)
Dr. Anna Garry, NCCR MUST outreach officer, has started a new position in the Department of Educational Development and Technology (LET) at ETH Zurich. After more than 10 years in the MUST office, this new job gives her the opportunity to work at ETH until her retirement, after the upcoming finish of the MUST program in 2022.

As the outreach officer in the management team of MUST, Anna’s main emphasis has been supporting efforts to advance women in STEM, including education and training. Highlights of this 10-year effort include the creation of the women professors forum, the women scientist network, and the biennial MUST/RESOLV Gender and Science conferences to better retain and support a diverse community. One goal was to reduce the leaky pipeline, and MUST initiated a fellowship program in physics to better support postdocs during pregnancy and early motherhood, and a new undergraduate peer mentoring program to better welcome female students in physics.

Based on her many interactions with women professors during these years, Anna authored “Inspirational Conversations with Women Professors” (published 2019) to highlight successful women professors in Switzerland. Other highlights in education and training activities include education competitions and outreach tools, conducting continuing professional development workshops for PhD's and postdocs, and realising the NCCR MUST book "A Journey Through Time in Powers of Ten”. Based on this book, we produced an exhibition for show at many scientific outreach events, schools, and universities. 

Anna’s contributions for all these highlights have been absolutely essential for their success. Anna was an enthusiastic, always helpful, and fantastic colleague to work with. The MUST team will miss her, and we wish her a great start and continued success in her new position.

Anna's successor in the MUST office is Dr. Korinna Esfeld, who started on October 15, 2020 in Bern. Korinna’s Ph.D. work is in plant science biology. She worked as an Oberassistentin (70%) in the group of Cris Kuhlemeier at the Institute of Plant Sciences of the University of Bern until July 2020. Korinna completed a CAS in Research Management and started in December 2018 as an academic manager in the study committee of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Bern (20%). In addition, she implemented measures in the department of Biology (10%) after an evaluation of the biology teaching program. 

A warm welcome to Korinna in the MUST management team and we look forward to working with her!
NCCR MUST Office : ETHZ IQE/ULP-HPT H3 | Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 | 8093 Zurich | E-Mail | +41 44 633 36 02
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