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Swiss Nanoscience Institute

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) is a Center of Excellence in Nanoscale Sciences and Nanotechnologie. It was founded in 2006 by the University of Basel and the Swiss Canton Aargau and consists of a network of different research institutions in Northwestern Switzerland. At the SNI, interdisciplinary teams work on basic research topics in different areas of nanoscale sciences. Applied research projects build bridges between basic research and applications in industry and are combined in the Nano-Argovia Program of the SNI. Under the umbrella of the SNI, the University of Basel offers a Bachelor and Master Study Program and initiated a PhD Program in Nanosciences. Knowledge and technology transfer into industry as well as active information of the public are important pillars of the SNI activities.

News from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute


Saturday Morning Physics über Quantencomputer und Supernova

Die Faszination der modernen Physik erfahren – das bietet die Universität Basel Schülerinnen und Schülern mit den Saturday Morning Physics. Thema der Veranstaltungen an zwei Samstagvormittagen sind die Zukunft des Quantencomputers und Supernova-Explosionen.


Nano-Beaker Offers Insight Into the Condensation of Atoms

An international team of physicists has succeeded in mapping the condensation of individual atoms, or rather their transition from a gaseous state to another state, using a new method. Led by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel, the team was able to   more...


Third SNI video now online

The third video of the SNI about the Nanostudy Program and the PhD School is now finalized. On our Website or on Youtube, you get to know what four young nano- scientists have to say about their education at the SNI.



Nanotechnology Against Malaria Parasites

Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites. This could lead to novel treatment   more...

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Recent publications

Die Erschliessung der Nanowelt: Raster-Sonden-Mikroskopie und Nanotechnologie
Hans Peter Lang und Christoph Gerber
Ingenieure bauen die Schweiz - Technikgeschichte aus erster Hand Band 2
Die Erschliessung der Nanowelt durch die Erfindung des Raster-Tunnel-Mikroskops im Jahre 1982 sowie durch die Einführung des Raster-Kraft-Mikroskops im Jahre 1986 führte zu einer neuen Denkweise im Ve
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Sympathetic cooling of a membrane oscillator in a hybrid mechanical-atomic system
Andreas Jöckel, Aline Faber, Tobias Kampschulte, Maria Korppi, Matthew T. Rakher, and Philipp Treutlein
Nature Nanotechnology, advance online publication (2014) | doi: 10.1038/nnano.2014.278
Sympathetic cooling with ultracold atoms and atomic ions enables ultralow temperatures in systems where direct laser or evaporative cooling is not possible. It has so far been limited to the cooling o
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