«I enjoy the mathematisation of complex problems»
Why he is fascinated by statistics and how he, with the financial support of an ERC Grant, develops mathematical methods that make the hidden connections in large data sets visible. That is what Peter Bühlmann, Professor of Mathematics at ETH
Standing once again on solid ground
How a simple method helps traumatised refugees from Syria to cope with psychological distress. An on-site visit to the Psychologist Naser Morina at the Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine in Zurich.
Where supercomputers calculate the future
Of weather forecasts, climate models, why supercomputers are stretched to their limits and the consequences of these limitations: A meeting with Thomas Schulthess, Director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)
NESTORE, your personal coach in old age
In an EU project, lifespan psychologist Christina Röcke develops a digital coach that motivates users to strengthen their physical, emotional and cognitive abilities by individually coaching them.
Satellite analysis «on demand»
Earth scientist Andrea Manconi and an international team develop algorithms within the scope of the EU's BETTER Project that analyse satellite data for the early detection of natural hazards such as landslides.
Decision in Athens
How an international research team lead by ETH Professor Dimos Poulikakos develops novel technologies related to water utilisation and harvesting by means of EU funds and how the EU controls the researchers’ work. A reportage.
«This project is a matter of the heart»
Stefanie Walter, Professor for International Relations and Political Economy at the University of Zurich, investigates in an EU project how the withdrawal of individual states from international institutions, such as the disintegration of Britain from the EU, influences other states.
Through the brain with a cup of coffee
How the neuroinformatics scientist Lydia Hellrung looks into the heads of people and thereby explores how neurofeedback can influence our decision-making behaviour. A visit to the neuroeconomics lab at the University of Zurich.
Eva Veronesi has a passion for mosquitoes
At the Institute of Parasitology of the University of Zurich, the entomologist Eva Veronesi focuses, among other topics, on introduced bloodsuckers that have the potential to infect humans and animals with exotic viruses.
A cell and a football club have a lot in common
Rudolf Aebersold, Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at ETH Zurich, is among the international pioneers of modern molecular biology. With his novel measurement methods of proteins, he has contributed decisively to a new perspective on the life processes within cells