I studied mineralogy, geology and physics at the university of Berne. After my promotion, I headed a test laboratory for construction materials. Later I became science editor at "Neue Zürcher Zeitung". In addition, I worked as a freelance science journalist for various organisations. Between 2002 and 2007, I was also writing for the online magazine "ETH Life". In September 2011 I returned to ETH Zurich as an editor. Since September 2016 I have been heading the Content team together with Roland Baumann.
For the first time, ETH Zurich researchers have been able to make a superconducting component from graphene that is quantum coherent and sensitive to magnetic fields. This step opens up interesting prospects for fundamental research.
ETH Zurich researchers have developed a structure that can switch between stable shapes as needed while being remarkably simple to produce. The key lies in a clever combination of base materials.