Forthcoming Events

26.03.2018 - 28.03.2018, Hilton Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
22.04.2018 - 26.04.2018, Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre, France


Thomas Feuer: Vortrag über THz Strahlung (in German)- in der Physikalischen Gesellschaft Zürich (PGZ)
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Thomas Feuer, Majed Chergui and Hans Jakob Wörner
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
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
Three new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Jean-Pierre Wolf, Majed Chergui / Rafael Abela / Chris Milne and Ursula Keller /Jörg Osterwalder / Matthias Hengsberger
Special Issue of Structural Dynamics on the NCCR MUST- with 10 reviews and 2 perspectives
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
First time resolved Pilot Experiment by SwissFEL (30.11.2017): Semiconductor to metal transition in Ti3O5 nanocrystals
ERC Consolidator Grant for Hans Jakob WörnerAttosecond X-ray spectroscopy of liquids ...
ERC Consolidator Grant for Fabrizio CarboneVisualizing the Conformational Dynamics of Proteins ...

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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