Pablo Rivera-Fuentes has a broad-ranging knowledge of molecular imaging, organic synthesis and biological chemistry. His current focus is on visualising intracellular connections in order to acquire a better understanding of the interplay between the processes occurring in cells.
Dimitri Wyss is an innovative and creative young mathematician. He works principally in the area of mathematical physics and algebraic geometry. In addition, he uses methods derived from arithmetic geometry, topology and mathematical logic.
Professors Jérôme Waser (1 Aug) , Kathryn Hess Bellwald (1 Aug), Anne-Clémence Corminboeuf (1 Oct), Anna Fontcuberta i Morral (1 Oct) have been promoted to Full Professor and Professor Beat Fierz (1 Oct) to Associate Professor.
Inaugural and honor lessons recordings
We have started recording the public inaugural and honorary lessons of our new and retiring professors, they are available on our new SWITCHtube channel.
5,000 “eyes” will track the expansion of the Universe
“For his discovery of the acetal functionalization of lignin and carbohydrates, which prevent degradation reactions during the extraction of these fractions from plant matter. Acetal formation notably enables the isolation of lignin, which can easily be upgraded to useful chemicals, with the potential to greatly increase the productivity of biorefineries and of pulp and paper processes.”