The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), ETH Zurich and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) are teaming up to develope more accurate weather and climate models that are even better adapted to the latest computer architectures.
Torsten Hoefler, ETH professor of computer science, will join the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) on September 1, 2023. His expertise will help to ensure that the future, new CSCS supercomputer "Alps" becomes usable for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI).
Researchers have succeeded in attaching electrodes to individual atomically precise nanoribbons, paving the way for precise characterization of the fascinating ribbons and their possible use in quantum technology.
Sonia Seneviratne will represent Switzerland in the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC Bureau is responsible for advising the panel on science and work strategy and governs the preparation of the IPCC reports. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is made up of 195 governments and its reports are considered the gold standard of decision-making for climate policy.
Spring keeps getting earlier, but the timing of leaf fall in autumn has been more of a mystery. For the first time, a study helps solve this mystery by revealing the pivotal role of the summer solstice.
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have performed calculations to work out how air traffic could become climate-neutral by 2050. They conclude that simply replacing fossil aviation fuel with sustainable synthetic fuels will not be enough. Air traffic would also have to be reduced.
The Grand Départ is scheduled for 1 July, but the preparations for this year's Tour de France and the Tour de France Femmes started more than 400 million years ago, when the rocks of the Central Massif and the Vosges Mountains were formed.
Jonas Peters started his position as a full professor of statistics on 1 April 2023. His work at the intersection of statistics, data science and machine learning brings fresh impetus to the research, teaching and outreach at the Department of Mathematics.