News from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute
In a quantum computer, quantum states form the smallest information units and replace the binary code used by today’s computers. Until now, these so-called qubits were typically created in a semiconductor using individual electrons, but these were vulnerable to dephasing. Now, an international team
For some pathogens, attack is the best form of defense – they enter immune cells of the human body. However, if they are detected in their hidden niche, the infected cell kills itself to re-expose the pathogens. In the “EMBO Journal” a research group at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum has reported that a protein called gasdermin forms permeable pores in the cell membrane and thus triggers the suicide of the immune cell.
For the first time, researchers at the University of Basel have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single electron. Three research groups from the Department of Physics took part in this complex experiment, the results of which have now been published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
The University of Twente in The Netherlands will award four honorary doctorates later this year. Biomechatronics expert Hugh Herr, former politician Neelie Kroes, nano technologist Christoph Gerber and statistician Edward Tufte will receive an honorary doctorate on the occasion of the 55th Dies Natalis of the university, November 25. Ed Brinksma, UT’s Rector Magnificus, announced this today.
Im Basler Kongresszentrum kommen in den nächsten zwei Tagen mehr als 600 Forschende der Nanowissenschaften aus der ganzen Welt zusammen. An der Swiss NanoConvention (SNC) 2016 werden am 30. Juni und 1. Juli die neusten Erkenntnisse der Forschung ausgetauscht, neue Ansätze entwickelt und Kontakte geknüpft – nicht zuletzt zur Industrie.
An international consortium led by researchers at the University of Basel has developed a method to precisely alter the quantum mechanical states of electrons within an array of quantum boxes. The method can be used to investigate the interactions between various types of atoms and electrons, which is essential for future quantum technologies, as the group reports in the journal Small.
Professor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience together with Professor Gerd Binnig (formerly of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory) and Professor Calvin Quate (Stanford University). The award honors their invention and creation of the first atomic force microscope 30 years ago.
The anion-π enzyme consists of an electron-poor arene cofactor (grey stick representation) embedded within a protein (displayed as surface). (Image: University of Basel, Department Chemistry)
The anion-π enzyme consists of an electron-poor arene cofactor (grey stick representation) embedded