Exploring tomorrow's quantum materials
A team from the physics department of the University of Fribourg has measured surprising properties in a new type of material, properties that pave the way for promising applications in tomorrow's electronics.
How do our cells store fat?
A study from the University of Fribourg sheds some light on how our cells store fat. These results are an important step towards a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying obesity, one of today's…
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute at the University of Fribourg have discovered how environmental conditions affect water transport through the waxy skin layer of ivy and olive leaves and have…
New study unravels the mystery of the origin of flowering plants
Flowering plants are much more ancient than indicated by their fossil record, according to a study lead by the University of Fribourg.
New mathematics professor at Unifr
We welcome a new professor at the Science Faculty, Enrico Le Donne in the Mathematics Department.
Here is a feature about his arrival in Fribourg and his research in the Alma & Georges magazine (in…
Photonics: a technology of the future at Unifr
Professor Frank Scheffold's group in the Department of Physics have recently published two major papers on the manipulation of light by materials, in the prestigious journals Physical Review Letters and…
Three new PRIMA grants for female researchers at Unifr
Three researchers have been awarded the prestigious PRIMA funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation at Unifr. The PRIMA programme is aimed at woman researchers with high potential to become professors.…
Humans, not climate, have driven rapidly rising mammal extinction rate
Human impact can explain ninety-six percent of all mammal species extinctions of the last hundred thousand years, according to a new study led by Professor Daniele Silvestro at the University of Fribourg…
Milk tolerance has increased rapidly
Only a few of the bones from remains found on the oldest known battlefield in Europe show evidence of milk tolerance. Some 120 generations later, almost all people living in the same area are now able…
Unifr researchers in Horizonte, the magazine of the SNSF
Three research programmes at Unifr have been the topic of articles in the Horizonte magazine of the Swiss National Science Foundation