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.
"La ville ornée" - a major SNSF project funding for the Department of Art History and Archaeology
Between the 15th and 18th centuries, a large number of European cities featured painted facades with historic scenes, monumental figures and ornaments. The project, led by Professor Jérémie Koering, focuses…
Mass extinction gave rise to modern tropical rainforests
Plant fossils reveal the devastating effect of the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period, 66 million years ago, on tropical rainforests.
Medicine and biology "Research Day"
The Section of Medicine and the Department of Biology organized their "Research Day" on April 14. A one-day internal colloquium - online of course - that showcased the great amount of activity in medicine…
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.…