Simone Bavera – Discovering the beauty of the universe
Simone Bavera researches the properties of merging black holes, pioneering work that he performs at the University of Geneva. As a consequence of this, he has been awarded the Prix Schläfli for Astronomy.Image: Aurélie Briol
Prix Schläfli 2023: Michelle Frei – Illuminating cells
Her work could revolutionise fluorescence microscopy. Michelle Frei has developed a new method to render processes in living cells visible at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg. She has been awarded the Prix Schläfli for Chemistry in recognition of this.
Joël Bloch – Exploring unknown worlds with the microscope
Structural biology is, he believes, the "most attractive" of sciences. Joël Bloch has been awarded the Prix Schläfli in Biology for the dissertation he submitted to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich on special sugar molecules in cell membranes.
Ariadni Afroditi Georgatou – What igneous rock tells us about mineral resources
At the age of 32, Ariadni Afroditi Georgatou is already an internationally recognised pioneer in the area between volcanology and mineralogy. She has been awarded the Prix Schläfli in Geosciences for her dissertation on magmatic sulphide minerals at the University of Geneva.Image: Bernando Beate