Federal Chancellor Guy Parmelin, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER, met the Chinese science and technology minister Wang Zhigang in Bern on October 9th, 2019. During their discussions, which rounded off the eighth Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology, they considered the many links between Switzerland and China in research and innovation.
Tiny particles that can fight cancer or that can easily pass through any interface within our body are a great promise for medicine. But there is little knowledge thus far about what exactly will happen to nanoparticles within our tissues and whether or not they can cause disease by themselves. Within an international research consortium, Empa scientists have now developed guidelines that should enable the safe development of nanoparticles for medical use.
Economic forecast by the Federal Government’s Expert Group – autumn 2019 -- The Expert Group is revising its expectations for the Swiss economy in the coming quarters slightly downwards. Weaker development than previously assumed is anticipated for the global economy and uncertainty is high. In the coming year, the Swiss economy is set to brighten gradually.
Nicola Spaldin, docente di teoria dei materiali al Politecnico federale di Zurigo, è stata insignita del premio scientifico svizzero Marcel Benoist per le sue ricerche pionieristiche sulla multiferroicità. La docente ha gettato le fondamenta di una nuova tecnologia di memorizzazione dei dati ultraveloce ed energeticamente efficiente. Il premio, del valore di 250 000 franchi, le sarà consegnato il 7 novembre 2019 a Berna.
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