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ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich; German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich; French: École polytechnique fédérale de Zurich) is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Like its sister institution EPFL, it is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland's Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. The school was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, serve as a national center of excellence in science and technology and provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry.

Entire colour palette of inexpensive fluorescent dyes

“ETH researchers have developed a modular system for the simple and inexpensive production of security inks. It is based on polymers and could also be used in solar power plants and screens in the future. Novel fluorescent dyes developed by …

Gold-based passive heating for eyewear

“Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a new transparent gold nanocoating that harnesses sunlight to heat the lenses of glasses, thereby preventing them from fogging in humid conditions. This coating could potentially also be applied to car windshields. Researchers at …

Lightweight with maximum surface area

“Metal foams are used in many applications, including cooling and filtration. Start-​up Apheros’ novel metal foams offer unprecedented properties. Dr. Julia Carpenter from the Complex Materials Group at ETH Zurich is the co-​inventor and driving force behind the …

A new quantum component made from graphene

“For the first time, ETH Zurich researchers have been able to make a superconducting component from graphene that is quantum coherent and sensitive to magnetic fields. This step opens up interesting prospects for fundamental research. Less than 20 years ago …

A quantum pump without the crank

“ETH physicists demonstrate how atoms can be pumped through a synthetic crystal without having to apply external periodic driving. These experiments combine several key aspects of quantum many-​body physics in unexpected ways, thus paving a novel path to understanding …

The mysteries of cosmic dust

“Researchers of the ETH Zurich and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS have closely analysed the characteristics of cosmic dust based on laboratory experiments and measurement data collected by space missions. Their results reveal fundamental gaps in …

A key role for quantum entanglement

“A method known as quantum key distribution has long held the promise of communication security unattainable in conventional cryptography. An international team of scientists, including ETH physicists, has now demonstrated experimentally, for the first time, an approach to quantum key …

Artificial intelligence for stable processes in industry

“Bottle jams on the conveyor belt or overheated machines – such interruptions to production cost a lot of time and money. ETH spin-​off Cerrion detects and analyses problems in the process automatically and in real time. The example of a …

Component for brain-inspired computing

“Researchers from ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and Empa have developed a new material for an electronic component that can be used in a wider range of applications than its predecessors. Such components will help create electronic circuits that …

Intelligent traffic lights for optimal traffic flow

“Traffic jams and long waiting times at junctions in city centres are part of our everyday lives - be it as pedestrians, public transport users or motorists. ETH spin-​off Lumisera promises a significantly improved traffic flow with self-​regulated traffic …