EPFL Valais Wallis

With its 13 laboratories active in the key fields of energy, environment and health, 218 researchers, administrative and technical staff, 76 doctoral students, 39 nationalities, firmly integrated into the Energypolis project, the Valais campus plays its full part in promoting research and innovation in the heart of the Alps.

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Pole of Excellence at the foot of the peaks

Dedicated mainly to scientific research and innovation in the fields of energy, green chemistry, health and the environment, the EPFL Valais Wallis campus brings together 218 researchers, administrative and technical staff from four faculties. The next phase of the project dedicated to research on the Alpine and polar environments (Alpole) will bring together 200 additional researchers including the Swiss Polar Institute. By this date, more than 400 people will be active on the Sion site.

The polluted warm air-mass photographed on April 15, 2020 by the EPFL researcher. © J. Schmale

A warm intrusion in the Arctic causes extreme pollution levels

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During the MOSAiC research expedition, conducted in the Arctic pack ice between 2019 and 2020, EPFL Valais Wallis scientists observed an atmospheric perturbation triggered by the intrusion of a highly polluted warm air-mass. A first study providing further insight into the phenomenon and its potential implications has just been published.

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EPFL Valais Wallis
Rue de l’Industrie 17
1951 Sion
Tél. +41 21 695 82 00

Operational Director EPFL Valais Wallis
Vincent Hiroz

Executive Assistant to the Operational Director
Jennifer Brady

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