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Overview: News
Ready for a museum
The ERMETH computer, weighing several tons and developed at ETH, was a milestone in computer science in 1957. It was handed over to the Museum of Communication as a permanent loan on Wednesday 29 November 2006.
A combination yields a breakthrough
ETH researchers have succeeded in decoding the biggest zeolite structure prepared up to now. The reconstruction was successful thanks to a novel combination of proven investigation methods.
Work for supercomputers
Four major projects of ETH Zurich will be allowed to take up almost half the computing time of the CSCS (Swiss National Supercomputing Centre) in Manno. They are the winning bids in the new supercomputing program.
Specialist for micro-laboratories
The Center for Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH in Basel is continuously increasing its scientific mass. The Berkeley systems biologist Luke Lee has been appointed to ETH.
A survivor’s word imagery
Lajser Ajchenrand was one of the most important poets in the Yiddish language. Before the Holocaust he escaped to Switzerland – where he was only tolerated at first. His unpublished works are now being researched in the Archives of Contemporary History.
Full field strength
An intermediate step on the way to the particle detector at the CERN Nuclear Research Centre: the world’s biggest superconducting magnet coil has achieved its full field strength of four tesla.
Federal government must act fast
The Federal government intends to provide 2.54 billion Swiss francs for the 7th EU Research Framework Program and is asking the parliaments for an emergency procedure.
Lorries finally at their destination
Success: the first convoy with Swiss army lorries and materials for interior finishing work has arrived at Bamiyan.
Among the best 30
The news magazine “Newsweek” and Shanghai University have published new university rankings. ETH is still classified in the upper midfield.
A new structure for System Biology
ETH Zurich strengthens Systems Biology with a department of its own.

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