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Recent articles in ETH News on research at ITP and on related topics.

12.05.2017

One laser is enough

Gases in the environment can be spectroscopically probed fast and precisely using so-called dual frequency combs. Researchers at ETH have now developed a method by which such frequency combs can be created much more simply and cheaply than before. Read more 

02.04.2017

Exploring parallel worlds

In physics, scientists encounter not only fundamental, but often also philosophical problems. To study questions of the latter category, ETH physicist Jens Jäger completes a Master's degree in Philosophy of Physics at the University of Oxford. Owing to an Annual Scholarship from the Swiss Study Foundation, he can focus fully on the one-year course. Read more 

30.03.2017

Nanomagnets for future data storage

An international team of researchers led by chemists from ETH Zurich have developed a method for depositing single magnetisable atoms onto a surface. This is especially interesting for the development of new miniature data storage devices. Read more 

11.03.2017

New professors appointed

The ETH Board appointed three new professors and awarded the title of Professor to five recipients upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella. Among them are Christian Degen, new Associate Professor of Spin Physics, and Aude Gehrmann-De Ridder and Vadim Geshkenbein, new Adjunct Professors at the Departement of Physics. Read more 

09.03.2017

Artificial magnetic fields for photons

Light particles do not usually react to magnetic fields. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now shown how photons can still be influenced by electric and magnetic fields. In the future that method could be used to create strong artificial magnetic fields for photons. Read more 

01.03.2017

Crystalline and liquid at the same time

When matter is cooled to near absolute zero, intriguing phenomena emerge. These include supersolidity, where crystalline structure and frictionless flow occur together. ETH researchers have succeeded in realising this strange state experimentally for the first time. Read more 

14.02.2017

Success by deception

Theoretical physicists from ETH Zurich deliberately misled intelligent machines, and thus refined the process of machine learning. They created a new method that allows computers to categorise data – even when humans have no idea what this categorisation might look like. Read more 

10.02.2017

Taming complexity

Quantum systems consisting of many particles are a major challenge for physicists, since their behaviour can be determined only with immense computational power. ETH physicists have now discovered an elegant way to simplify the problem. Read more 

19.12.2016

Three ETH projects funded

Three ETH Zurich researchers have received ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Their projects will each receive approximately 2 million Swiss francs in funding. Read more 

29.11.2016

Gaming in the name of science

Quantum mechanics can be entertaining: anyone with a few minutes to spare for a video game on 30 November can do their bit to help solve a fundamental question of physics that was once argued over by Albert Einstein and Nils Bohr. ETH Professor Andreas Wallraff explains what the Big Bell Test is all about. Read more 

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