A preview of the new home page of ETH Zurich which will be launched on 29 October. (Screen shot: ETH Zurich)


ETH Life renamed to ETH News

ETH Zurich will re-launch its web on 29 October. This also means that ETH Life will become ETH News. What will change besides the new name? Roman Klingler, Head News & Media Relations, explains. 25.10.13
Part of the optical system used to trap and manipulate atoms. The arrangement of mirrors and lenses brings the a large number of laser beams onto the atoms. (Photo : Jean-Philippe Brantut / ETH Zurich)


A thermoelectric materials emulator

Converting heat directly into power could be a major source of renewable energy. Physicists at ETH Zurich now have simulated new materials that are highly efficient in this transition – in an experiment with cold atoms trapped by lasers. 24.10.13

28.10.13 “In an ideal future, we will be redundant”

For 20 years Equal has been committed to securing adequate conditions for men and women at ETH Zurich. The Office for Equal Opportunities at ETH Zurich is celebrating this landmark anniversary with an exhibition and a panel discussion.

23.10.13 Every fifth child is overweight 

An ETH study shows that the number of overweight children in Switzerland is stable. The significance of this trend is explained in an interview with the first author of the study, Stefanie Murer.

22.10.13 Of spasers and chimeras

This year, the European Research Council (ERC) has awarded the ERC Advanced Grant to five researchers at ETH Zurich. Each researcher will receive between CHF 3 million and CHF 4 million for their project.

22.10.13 More straightforward access management

Hundreds of keys are lost every year at ETH. To reduce costs and increase security, the key management system has now been standardised.

21.10.13 How to avoid culture shock

Living and studying abroad is an exciting experience. But blending in with the locals and understanding cultural differences may be challenging. An expert on interculturalism gives tips to foreign students at ETH on how to cope.