Forthcoming Events

07.06.2022 - 10.06.2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland
27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022, University College London, UK
11.07.2022 - 15.07.2022, Celeste Hotel, on UCF main campus, Orlando, Florida


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

Principal Investigators

Institute  Principal Investigator    Research topic  
MUST PIs    
ETHZ Ursula Keller (Director)
Jeremy Richardson
Hans Jakob Wörner
Manfred Fiebig
Ruth Signorell
Daniela Rupp
Ultrafast Laser Physics
Simulating ultrafast processes in molecular systems
Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Attosecond Science
Multifunctional ferroic materials
Aerosols and Nanoscience
Nanostructures and Ultrafast X-Ray Science
ETHZ/PSI Steve Johnson Ultrafast Dynamics
UniBE  Thomas Feurer (Co-Director)
Andrea Cannizzo
Natalie Banerji

Robert Häner
Linear and Nonlinear THz Science

Ultrafast Molecular Spectroscopy
Femtosecond Spectroscopy of Organic Electronic Materials
Supramolecular Polymers
UniBE/PSI Adrian Cavalieri Laboratory for Non-Linear Optics
PSI  Paul Beaud
Urs Staub
Chris Milne
Camila Bacellar
Jörg Standfuss
Femtosecond X-rays
Microscopy and Magnetism
SwissFEL (from Dec. 2020 at European XFEL)
Laboratory of Biomolecular Research
EPFL Majed Chergui
Fabrizio Carbone
Jacques - E. Moser
Ursula Röthlisberger
Jiri Vaníček 
Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering
Photochemical Dynamics
Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry
Theoretical Physical Chemistry
EPFL/PSI Christoph Bostedt Laboratory for Femtochemistry (LSF)
UniZH  Peter Hamm
Jürg Osterwalder
Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics
Surface Physics
UniBA  Markus Meuwly  Theoretical Chemistry
UniGE  Jean-Pierre Wolf  GAP Biophotonics
Junior PIs    
Uni Bern André Stefanov Quantum Optics
EPFL Ulrich Lorenz Molecular nanodynamics
FAST PIs    
ETHZ Rachel Grange
Jochen Maurer
Optical Nanomaterials
Atomic H-target development
ETHZ/PSI Gebhard Schertler Laboratory of Biomolecular Research
UniBE Silvio Decurtins New Materials
Phase I / II PIs    
ETHZ/PSI Jeroen van Bokhoven Heterogenous Catalysis
UniNE Thomas Südmeyer Time and Frequency
PSI  Bruce Patterson
Rafael Abela
Thomas Gerber
Hans Sigg
Aldo Antognini (FAST)
Molecular Dynamics
Quantum Technologies Group
Precision Physics at Low Energy
UniGE  Eric Vauthey  Ultrafast Photochemistry
UniZH Matthias Hengsberger Surface Physics
EPFL  Hubert Girault  Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry

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