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


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

Transfer Projects

In autumn 2011 the Swiss Parliament has decided to launch an initiative on the mitigation of the effects of the strong Swiss franc. The NCCR MUST had two projects funded by this SNF initiative, which ended in June 2014.

Two Pulse

PI Thomas Feurer (Uni BE) + Lukas Krainer (Onefive)
Total funding by the SNSF: 230 kCHF
Project duration: 1.6.2012 - 30.5.2014

Based on a joint expertise and a well established collaboration between the Feurer group and the Onefive development team a new product category will be developed. This will open new market segments with further sales, which implies also additional job positions.

High Power THz generation

Junior PI Christoph Hauri (PSI+EPFL) + Carolina Medrano (Rainbow Photonics)
Total funding by the SNSF: 260 kCHF
Project duration: 1.6.2012 - 30.5.2014

In this proposal new and more efficient organic crystal will overcome current limitations in creating high power THz sources. All ultrafast laboratories worldwide are using this new technology and will strongly benefit of the new technology. It is envisioned that these new organic crystals will also open up commercial market segments, which will have a positive impact on the job positions at Rainbow Photonics.
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