Molecule of the Month

Material of the Month July 2018:
N. Janša, A. Zorko, M. Gomilšek, M. Pregelj, K. W. Krämer, D. Biner, A. Biffin, Ch. Rüegg, M. Klanjšek;
Nature Physics, 2018 (in press); doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0129-5

Awards and Honors

ICL 2017 Prize for Luminescence Research

Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Güdel has been awarded with the "ICL 2017 Prize for Luminescence Research", in recognition of his contributions to our understanding  of optical spectroscopy of rare earth and transition metal ions, upconversion, scintillation and energy transfer in inorganic solids.

Media Releases

New defense mechanism against oxygen radicals discovered
Oxygen radicals occur as a by-product when living beings burn carbohydrates or fat. They are suspected of accelerating the ageing process in humans and animals, and to be partly responsible for severe illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or certain types of cancer. Researchers at the University of Bern and the University of Stockholm have now discovered a so far unknown defense mechanism against oxygen radicals which could serve as a base for various medications.
© Christoph von Ballmoos
Details see Media Release of the University of Bern