Large meteorite crater discovered in Greenland
An international team of researchers with participation of the University of Fribourg has discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in northern G...
Stabilizing next-generation perovskite solar cells
Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg have developed a new type of more stable, highly efficient next-generation perovskite solar cell,...
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...
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...
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...
Adolphe Merkle Institute and US researchers partner to develop bio-inspired projects
Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (USA), and the University of Chicago (...
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...