SCNAT and its network are committed to a sustainable science and society. They support policy-making, administration and business with expert knowledge and actively participate in public discourse. They strengthen the exchange across scientific disciplines and promote early career academics.

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For a solid science

SCNAT is committed to an efficient Swiss scientific system that serves society. It strengthens the exchange among the key players in science, raises awareness of the ethical responsibility of science and draws up guidelines for scientific work and its use.


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Dr. Stefan Nussbaum
General secretariat
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

La Palma, 2019 - ESFRI Workshop on the Future of RIs in the European Research Area

Switzerland excluded from European planning of research infrastructures

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) was created to support a coherent and strategy-oriented approach to policy making in the area of major research infrastructures in Europe. As

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Long distance quantum communications in optical fibres use time-bin qubits. These are produced and analysed by imbalanced interferometers as illustrated here.

Swiss Quantum Initiative strengthens research and development in quantum technology and science

Quantum technology and science are key components in future data and information processing, and in application areas with significant economic potential such as communications and materials. The federal government will

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Buchcover Das Jungfraujoch: Geschichte der Hochalpinen Forschungsstation 1922-1952

Buch «Das Jungfraujoch»

Mit dem Bau der Bahn auf das Jungfraujoch und deren Eröffnung im Jahr 1912 war die Idee verbunden, wissenschaftliche Forschung auf «höchster» Ebene durchführen zu können. 1931 schliesslich, nach fast

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Swiss Young Academy

The Swiss Young Academy offers early-career researchers the opportunity to carry out inter- and transdisciplinary projects. With their commitment and contributions, its members strive to identify societal challenges at an early stage, offer solutions to these challenges and promote dialogue between science and society. The Swiss Young Academy was launched by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, to which the SCNAT belongs.