Shaking light with sound
Combining integrated photonics and MEMS technology, scientists from EPFL and Purdue University demonstrate monolithic piezoelectric control of integrated optical frequency combs with bulk acoustic waves. The technology opens up integrated ultrafast acousto-optic modulation for demanding applications.
Using magnetic worms to engineer nanoscale communication systems
Researchers at EPFL have shown that electromagnetic waves coupled to precisely engineered structures known as artificial ferromagnetic quasicrystals allow for more efficient information transmission and processing at the nanoscale. Their research also represents the first practical demonstration of Conway worms, a theoretical concept for the description of quasicrystals.
"It felt like we were living on another planet”
Julia Schmale is a truly adventurous researcher, and her favorite places to explore are extreme environments in far-flung corners of the world. During her most recent trip, she was stranded in the icy Arctic for four months, a long way from COVID-19 but impacted by its effects.
The reality of start-ups in a documentary
A Swiss director has filmed a three-part documentary series highlighting the day-to-day operations of a handful of startups. DePoly, an EPFL spin-off, made the final cut for the series, which will premiere online on 16 July.
“Even on such a small scale, it feels like we're making a difference”
In the middle of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 lockdown, Samuel Bosch, EPFL student, and Alexander Sanchez de la Cerda, Computer Science graduate and Vice-President of the EPFL Quantum Computing Association, wanted to make a difference. So they founded a startup that will help create jobs.
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