ERC Starting Grant
How important are power and autonomy to us?
Why did Britain vote for Brexit? What are the underlying reasons for Switzerland's dislike of the EU? One of the most important motives is autonomy. But to what extent are we prepa...
To lose weight, should you drink your tea hot or cold?
To burn fat and help lose weight, various studies recommend drinking tea. However, to lose calories, would it perhaps be better to drink it cold? This was the question posed by a t...
New publication series
Muslim associations can contribute to preventative measures against radicalisation
While the debate on radicalisation and the mentoring of persons at risk rages on, a new publication of the Swiss Centre for Islam and Society (SCIS) emphasises the social role to b...
Crucial boost to stimulate NanoLockin success
The very first start-up launched at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, Nanolockin, has received support from two important sources. Fri Up will provide business coaching during the cruc...
Electric eel inspires new power source
Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute, the University of Michigan, and the University of California San Diego, have developed a power source inspired...
Soft Matter Physics
Blue halo helps bees find flowers
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, the University of Cambridge, and Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, have demonstrated that many types of flowers produce a so-called blue ha...
2.5 million euros for uncovering the origins of play and games
Professor Véronique Dasen has been awarded the most prestigious European grant for a study dealing with play and games in classical antiquity. An exciting topic which could shed li...
Historical Jigsaw Puzzle: Digitally piecing together Medieval manuscript fragments.
The leading manuscript libraries of Europe and North America have been participating for the last three years in developing the digital research platform Fragmentarium. This new di...
Fribourg Physicists decipher the characteristics of disordered photonic semiconductors
The research team of Prof. Frank Scheffold and Dr. Luis Salvador Froufe-Pérez have been successful in deciphering and systematically classifying the complete optical characteristic...