Forthcoming Events

17.06.2019 - 21.06.2019, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) at DESY , Hamburg, Germany
21.06.2019 - 26.06.2019, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA


New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Fabrizio Carbone and Ursula Keller (with Sasha Landsman and Cornelia Hofmann)
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

MUST Powers of Ten Book 2016

A JOURNEY INTO TIME IN POWERS OF TEN, Anna Garry and Thomas Feurer (editors), 2016

The book is available from: 

ETH Publishing House
Orell Füssli Bookshop

An extract:

Book Reviews: May to September 2016



10-14, Jiri Vanicek and Tomas Zimmerman, EPFL

The NCCR MUST book illustrates the range of timescales that play a role not only in our lives, but also in the lives of all living beings on earth. We created the book to show how MUST research, where our investigative work is done at the ultrafast level (10-8 to 10-16), into perspective with other different life processes occurring in time.

The pages are set out as a series of timescales with ten images of a process occurring in time, with a short accompanying text. The reader starts at the center, 100 or one second (the blink of an eye) and then experiences the dynamics at each time period from the fastest timescale 10-16 (Electronic Motion in Molecules) to longest at 1018 (The Formation of the Milky Way). The aim of the book is to give deeper insight, both visually and with text, into some of the amazing physical events, cultural developments and biological process from life. The examples for the timescales are brought together using three intertwined themes: life, light and science.


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