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Earthquake catalog ECOS-09

ECOS-09 (Earthquake Catalog of Switzerland 2009) is the current earthquake catalog of Switzerland. It integrates the following basic information:

  • The Macroseismic Earthquake Catalog of Switzerland, with events from AD 250, revised and supplemented to 2008;
  • Yearly reports of the Swiss earthquake commission since 1879;
  • Earthquake locations of the instrumental networks of the SED since 1975;
  • Supplemented by 12 earthquake catalogs from neighboring and international agencies.

ETHistory 1855-2005

ETHistory 1855-2005 offers online available information and ressources concerning the 150-year-old history of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

To the following subject areas very extensive and varied texts, pictures and sound material is online available:

  • Sightseeing: History in perspective. Sightseeing through 150 years of ETH
  • Debates: What troubled ETH. Key players recollect controversial issues
  • Living memory: The last 25 years. Accounts of departments, administration, and boards
  • Archives: Facts, figures, and documents. Data covering 150 years of ETH history

Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777)

This website is intended to serve as a platform for all who are interested in Haller and his times.

It offers an abundantly illustrated introduction to Haller’s life and work, information about the principal fields of endeavour in which he was engaged, insights into past and present research, and an index of the large body of Haller’s original writings available online.

The Swiss polymath Albrecht von Haller (1708–1777) was one of the central figures of the century of the Enlightenment. As a poet and scholar, physician and botanist, collector and encyclopaedist, university professor and experimental researcher, society president and correspondent, renowned author and influential reviewer, magistrate and orthodox Christian, he reflects many of the intellectual movements, events, and conditions of his time.

Fondation Martin Bodmer - Library and Museum


The collection comprises Western and Eastern manuscripts, autograph manuscripts and incunabula – of which one tenth are rare or unique items. There are also several thousand original prints dating from between the 16th and the 20th centuries. Among the treasures of this collection are the oldest known manuscript of the Gospel of Saint John, three manuscripts of Dante, Goethe several texts autographs and original edition of the Communist Manifesto of Marx and Engels.

td-net - Network for Transdisciplinary Research


td-net is a network for the promotion of trans-disciplinary orientation in various areas of research.

td-net publishes a yearly wide overview of important publications in the field of inter- and transdisciplinarity.

Swiss Science Center Technorama


The Swiss Science Center Technorama offers more than 500 interactive phenomenal exhibits for the exploration of natural sciences and technology.
The Technorama shows exhibitions about the themes Automation, The Sound of Wood, Light and Vision, Magnestism, Electricity, MatheMagics, Mechanics, About Faces, Spatial Imaging, Perception, Water/Nature/Chaos, Toy Trains as well as presentations and special exhibitions.

Bernisches Historisches Museum


The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of the most important Museums of cultural history in Switzerland. Its collections of archaeology, cultural history and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world. The hydria from Grächwil, the Burgundian tapestries, the diptych from Königsfelden and a series of ethnographical objects as well as coins and medals are all internationally renowned.

Wolfgang Pauli Archive

The CERN Archive has custody of the Pauli Archive, a private collection of scientific books, reprints, correspondence and manuscripts of the late Professor Wolfgang Pauli (1900 - 1958), Nobel Laureate, 1945.

The holdings can be searched by an Archive guide or a database.

CERN Archive - Database and digitized documents

The database of the CERN archive facilitates on-line searches in the collections of the historical and scientific archive.

Digitized versions are available online for many items in the Wolfgang Pauli Archive, as well as for some of the documents in the main CERN Archive, such as the documents of the Council and Committee of Council or of the Scientific Policy Committee.


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