Research magazine Horizons

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The research magazine Horizons offers an overview of research activities in Switzerland. Horizons is published jointly by the SNSF and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Four times a year it reports on the latest developments in all scientific disciplines: from biology, medicine and social and cultural sciences through to mathematics and the natural sciences.

Learn more about the fascinating and inspiring world of science: what are the drivers of progress in medical research? What sources of energy can we use? Which issues will preoccupy future generations?

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  • Serie di pubblicazioni

Horizons: La science au tribunal
  • 2017

Horizons: La science au tribunal

Tant la science que la justice recherchent la vérité. Mais de manière différente, et avec de nombreuses tensions.
Whose economy?
  • 2017

Horizons: Whose economy?

Given the potentially catastrophic consequences, is it right for finance to carry on in this way? Just like aviation, economics is a science capable of advancement. It must progress first and foremost towards societal relevance, just as it must seriously render the economic system less fragile. The walls between schools of thought must be torn down, and the repeatedly exposed dogmas placed at arm’s length, in particular ‘efficient markets’ and Homo oeconomicus, neither of which actually exist.
Horizons : science ex machina
  • 2017

Horizons: Science ex machina

Horizons takes a look at the automation of research: using robots to speed up laboratory work, artificial intelligence to process floods of data and algorithms to analyse the scientific literature. Does it work? And is it a good idea?
Horizons No. 112
  • 2017

At the end of life

Horizons is embracing impermanence and the inevitability of death. But when exactly does life end? How does our society deal with dying and death? And how much self-determination is there in a living will?
Specialists are lacking in the hospitals of Cameroon, despite the many efforts to train more people. The poor infrastructure and the lack of jobs means suitable candidates prefer to look abroad.
  • 2016

Horizons: Researching fairness

Science is global. Many people assume this means prestigious research partnerships between Western universities, perhaps also involving Asian institutions. But that eliminates half the world from the equation.
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  • 2016

Open up, science!

Horizons highlights how the open science movement aims to make research more efficient, useful and reliable.
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Swiss National Science Foundation

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Accademie svizzere delle scienze

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