The new podcast from ETH Zurich is here! The topics are as varied as the formats: In exciting background reports and expert talks we want to include everything that is thrilling, controversial, and fun about science and technology.
ETH Zurich – Where the future begins!
Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge. At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
ETH Zurich has an excellent reputation in scientific circles: 21 Nobel laureates have studied, taught or researched here, and ETH regularly ranks as one of the world’s top universities.
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17/01/2023 • 27 seconds
ETH Podcast is going on a creative break and will reappear with a new concept next year.
22/12/2022 • 20 minutes 11 seconds
George Szpiro is an Israeli-Swiss applied mathematician and journalist who made a name for himself as the author of popular mathematical essays and books.
16/12/2022 • 22 minutes 6 seconds
Diagnosing diseases with a puff of breath
Zurich Exhalomics – a team working on the future of diagnostics, where illnesses can be diagnosed using no more than a breath sample.
25/11/2022 • 18 minutes 38 seconds
Anette Freytag, a Landscape Historian currently at Rutgers University and formerly with ETH Zurich, explains why landscape architecture is not only a discipline, but an attitude and a way of life.
18/11/2022 • 23 minutes 40 seconds
Discover how landscapes sound
The creaking of the shimmering Morteratsch Glacier, the rumbling of ash-coloured dams, and the steady sloshing of water in grey-blue Zurich reservoirs...
20/10/2022 • 20 minutes 50 seconds
Felix Seidel is a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Caltech. He shares with us how ETH Zurich influenced him, and continues to be important for him today.
14/10/2022 • 21 minutes 34 seconds
Gisbert Schneider – winner of the Ernst Schering Price 2022 – worked in various places before his professional path led him to ETH, where he now heads the Singapore-ETH Centre.
23/09/2022 • 21 minutes 57 seconds
From Cubicle to Limelight
Scientists often are either in the lab or at their desks - researching, thinking, writing, reading, and analysing discoveries. What happens if their expertise aligns with current affairs in the media?
15/09/2022 • 24 minutes 49 seconds
Faktencheck Energie: Folge 2
Immer mehr Elektroautos flitzen durch unsere Strassen. Umweltfreundlicher sind die, klar! Klar?
14/07/2022 • 21 minutes 26 seconds
Faktencheck Energie: Folge 4
Diese Behauptung wird immer wieder als Gegenargument zu klimapolitischen Ambitionen genannt.
14/07/2022 • 16 minutes 29 seconds
Faktencheck Energie: Folge 3
Bis 2050 soll die Schweiz klimaneutral werden. Das heisst: Ausbau nachhaltiger Energieversorgung statt fossiler Energieträger und Kernenergie.
14/07/2022 • 15 minutes 51 seconds
Faktencheck Energie: Folge 1
Teure Rohstoffpreise wegen des Ukrainekriegs und der steigende Energieverbrauch aufgrund neuer digitaler Technologien wie Blockchain schüren die Angst vor Strom-Engpässen oder gar flächendeckenden Ausfällen.
14/07/2022 • 14 minutes 6 seconds
It was when Margherita Fontana left ETH Zurich that she realized it had given her a unique value proposition, which was solid baggage to take with her to the corporate world.
17/06/2022 • 24 minutes 4 seconds
World Food System Center
Before it reaches our plates, the food we eat usually has travelled a long way.
27/05/2022 • 26 minutes 7 seconds
Philippe Kahn, a serial technology innovator, and entrepreneur, who studied mathematics at ETH Zurich, is credited with creating the first camera phone solution.
20/05/2022 • 23 minutes 42 seconds
Switzerland's former ambassador to the US Martin Dahinden made many exciting encounters during his diplomatic career, and ETH Zurich played a key role throughout.
22/04/2022 • 22 minutes 56 seconds
Stick to Science
Horizon Europe is the European Union’s multi-billion-euro research programme. Due to political differences, Switzerland is now largely excluded from this programme.
07/04/2022 • 23 minutes 11 seconds
“If more people knew about engineering, they would find their passion in it, because you can really do a lot… I mean, you can change the world.”
18/03/2022 • 22 minutes 23 seconds
Gender equality in Swiss research
On International Women’s Day, the ETH podcast has a close look at facts and figures regarding gender equality at ETH.
08/03/2022 • 19 minutes
Jennifer’s story is one of coming full circle. Originally from Detroit and having recently moved back, Jennifer explains how her serendipitous path and global living experiences built on each other.
11/02/2022 • 22 minutes 33 seconds
Benefits of failing
Usually, failure is something shameful, or at least it used to be. Nowadays, people rather talk about how crucial failure is for success.
04/02/2022 • 19 minutes 2 seconds
ETH Zurich was not Jeannine's first choice for a place of study, but she made the switch because she was looking for more opportunities to apply her creative side.
21/01/2022 • 22 minutes 25 seconds
A home for ideas
ETH’s Student Project House is a dream come true for young inventors.
07/01/2022 • 13 minutes 37 seconds
The ETH is the alma mater of quite a few Nobel Prize Laureates, the most prominent of whom is probably Albert Einstein.
03/12/2021 • 14 minutes 51 seconds
The Dyatlov pass mystery
Over 60 years ago, a skiing expedition in Soviet Russia started as an adventure and ended in a tragedy.
22/10/2021 • 19 minutes 1 second
SKINTEGRITY.CH is a transdisciplinary consortium for the largest organ of humans, the skin.
31/08/2021 • 20 minutes 16 seconds
Science and Politics
Martin Ackermann steps down as head of the Swiss National Covid-19 science task force. Tanja Stadler succeeds him in this responsible position.
17/08/2021 • 26 minutes 57 seconds
The ambivalence of being a young Nobel Prize laureate
Together with his professor Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz received the Physics Nobel Prize for this discovery.
19/07/2021 • 25 minutes
While Domenico Giardini, Professor of Seismology and Geodynamics, already has his hands on Mars, Adrian Glauser, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Astronomy, has to be patient.
21/06/2021 • 22 minutes 50 seconds
Reaching for the stars
For Claude Nicollier, the dream of flying to space came true four times. Judit Szulágyi - a professor in computational astrophysics at the ETH- has never left the earth's atmosphere so far.
14/05/2021 • 18 minutes 47 seconds
Uncertainty in Academia
Helga Nowotny is an internationally recognised researcher on Social Studies of Science. Eric Burns just finished his Ph.D. at ETH and is pursuing a career in Switzerland.
22/04/2021 • 23 minutes 44 seconds
Increasing uncertainty in order to innovate
Uncertainty is something that makes people uncomfortable. At the same time, it is the only chance for learning.
23/03/2021 • 18 minutes 37 seconds
Cybersecurity and ways to handle uncertainties
ETH senior lecturer Myriam Dunn Cavelty never imagined that cybersecurity would evolve from a niche subject to a big thing.
22/02/2021 • 21 minutes 13 seconds
Climate change in the light of uncertainty
The threat of Climate Change is similar to the Corona Pandemic.
22/01/2021 • 22 minutes 20 seconds
Studying in times of the pandemic
This past year has been strange and strenuous. Patience and endurance are what all of us need on many levels.
22/12/2020 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
Sometimes it only takes a few seconds to separate life into a before and an after.
03/11/2020 • 25 minutes 48 seconds
At the moment, nothing seems to be the way it was.
21/10/2020 • 27 minutes 10 seconds
ETH4D tackles poverty
Poverty has many faces. The question of affordable nutrition, water, housing, and energy are just some factors poor people face in their everyday life.
28/09/2020 • 32 minutes 13 seconds
How Machine Learning can help in medicine
ETH computer scientists Julia Vogt and Fanny Yang work in the field of Machine Learning and Medicine.
25/08/2020 • 25 minutes 16 seconds
Can AI help tackle climate change?
Climate change hasn’t been hitting the headlines quite as much in recent months – but that’s not because the situation has improved.
20/05/2020 • 35 minutes 51 seconds
#COVID–19: Interdisciplinarity is key
The coronavirus pandemic forced ETH Zurich to suspend almost all its experimental research in mid-March.
05/05/2020 • 11 minutes 55 seconds
#COVID–19: To trace or not to trace
Various contact-tracing apps are currently being developed worldwide to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
21/04/2020 • 10 minutes 35 seconds
#COVID–19: Speed of spread
Tanja Stadler has been in the Swiss media quite a lot lately as she knows how to interpret data regarding the spread of the virus.
16/04/2020 • 8 minutes 18 seconds
#COVID–19: The challenge of daily data changes
The current situation presents an enormous challenge for economists like Jan-Egbert Sturm.
14/04/2020 • 8 minutes 44 seconds
#COVID–19: Singapore during the pandemic
Singapore is situated in Southeast Asia and has a strong connection to China. Nevertheless, the coronavirus epidemic in Singapore has been much weaker than in Europe so far.
09/04/2020 • 10 minutes 2 seconds
#COVID–19: Keep moving!
For most people, staying at home right now means a lot of sitting and staring at screens.
07/04/2020 • 9 minutes 34 seconds
#COVID–19: Home alone
Petra Schmid is currently working from home, where she is planning a new study on how feedback affects the motivation and focus of people working remotely.
04/04/2020 • 8 minutes 16 seconds
#COVID–19: Remote Research
Andreas Wallraff is currently running the Quantum Device Lab from home.
02/04/2020 • 11 minutes 15 seconds
#COVID–19: Try gargling!
Viola Vogel, Professor at the Laboratory of Applied Mechanobiology, talks about how soap, ginger, rinsing our mouths, and gargling can make us more resistant to viruses.
31/03/2020 • 11 minutes 38 seconds
#COVID–19: United against the virus
In response to these exceptional times, the monthly ETH Podcast will appear as a series of short items dealing with various aspects of the novel form of coronavirus,
27/03/2020 • 15 minutes 26 seconds
Steering a car with thought alone
Samuel Kunz has quadriplegia and needs a wheelchair to get about. Right now he’s preparing to take part in the CYBATHLON 2020.
06/02/2020 • 18 minutes 41 seconds
Joe Paradiso and his passion for sound
He built one of the largest modular synthesizers in the world: Joe Paradiso, Professor at the MIT Media Lab in Media Arts and Sciences.
22/01/2020 • 26 minutes 4 seconds
Two researchers - one family
Renana and Roi Poranne are both senior scientists at ETH Zurich: Renana in Chemistry, Roi, in Computer Sciences. But they are not only committed researchers, they are also parents.
16/12/2019 • 21 minutes 44 seconds
As of this semester, it is possible to do a master’s degree in Quantum Engineering at ETH Zürich. What actually is Quantum Engineering?
10/11/2019 • 16 minutes 53 seconds
Nicola Spaldin, Professor of Materials Theory at ETH Zürich and one of the leading researchers in her field was awarded some of the most prestigious prizes for her pioneering work in the area of multiferroics.
08/10/2019 • 20 minutes 23 seconds
How Talent Thrives
“How Talent Thrives” is a subject that university, as well as industry, is interested in.
09/09/2019 • 32 minutes 30 seconds
The pace of technological progress is rapid. Artificial intelligence and machine learning make us look at human intelligence in a new light.
22/08/2019 • 18 minutes 34 seconds
Insects on our plates
What do grasshoppers, crickets and mealworms taste like?
18/07/2019 • 20 minutes 12 seconds
Life on Mars
ETH researcher Grace Crain is hoping to develop an ecosystem that could provide food, drinking water and clean air to astronauts on a space station.
19/06/2019 • 15 minutes 21 seconds
Computer scientist Hoda Heidari and Elliott Ash, Professor for Law, Economics, and Data Science, talk about the huge digital footprint that we leave behind us on a daily basis. They also discuss how big data is changing the world and our perceptions, why governments are still lagging behind this transformation and how algorithms can learn and become fairer in the process.
23/05/2019 • 27 minutes 9 seconds
Small steps to peace
Many small, local steps may lead more effectively to peace than big dreams of a perfect state.
25/04/2019 • 14 minutes 4 seconds
One ETH - two generations
Why ETH Zurich, and not another university?
15/03/2019 • 18 minutes 49 seconds
Last November, news from China shook the research community. Scientist, He Jiankui claimed he had edited the genomes of twin girls with the CRISPR/Cas technology.
28/02/2019 • 33 minutes 54 seconds
The ETH spin-off ANYbotics offers a very special product: a dog-like robot that goes by the name of ANYmal.
17/01/2019 • 18 minutes 55 seconds
Haelixa is a young ETH spin-off that aims to commercialise robust DNA-based tracers for tracking fluids and solids.
03/01/2019 • 17 minutes 36 seconds
Would you be willing to spend four days and nights developing a project with strangers?
20/12/2018 • 19 minutes 14 seconds
In the first episode of the new ETH podcast, we travel to Los Angeles with the students from Swissloop to the third Hyperloop Pod Competition.
06/12/2018 • 17 minutes 42 seconds
New ETH podcast
On Thursday, 6 December 2018, we will start with our new podcast. The first four episodes deal with different aspects of entrepreneurship at ETH Zurich. We'll get to know the students of the Swissloop project who take part in Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition, hear about the Incube Challenge organised by the ETH Entrepreneurclub, talk to Michela Puddu, co-founder of the ETH spin-off Haelixa, who is currently getting investors on board and find out more about the tasks of ANYmal, a quadrupedal robot designed for autonomous operation in challenging environments. Listen in!