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 Greenland. This is the first time that a crater of any size has been found under one of Earth's ice sheets. The researchers worked for the last three years to verify their discovery made in 2015. The research is described in a newly published study in the international j...
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,...
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...
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...