The Academic Association of Scientific Staff at ETH Zurich (AVETH) is the official representation of doctoral students and higher scientific staff at ETH. AVETH counts more than 2000 members and is organized in 18 sub-associations in all departments at ETH.

Tue. 28.03.2017: Guided tour at focusTerra earthquake simulator

March 20, 2017 9:59 am

Would you like to experience an earthquake? Come and join us for a guided tour at the focusTerra, ETH. The Earth Science exhibition,¬†focusTerra, hosts an earthquake simulator. The facility, weighing a massive 3 tonnes, can simulate the ground motion of earthquakes up to an intensity of 8. The electrically driven simulator is furnished with tables and other movable objects. Using real recorded seismic signals and with no risk, visitors can experience the phenomenon of an “earthquake”.


Mon. 27.02.2017: Innovation challenge at the Student Project House Registration Deadline

February 17, 2017 2:55 pm

Do you feel inspired to progress an innovative idea in an interdisciplinary student team completely independent of your research project? If you already have an idea, or not, the Student Project House invites you to a week-long innovation program guided by the experts from the Spark Labs. In this week, you will not only be developing cool ideas, but you will also learn to apply state-of-the art innovation methods and get to know other motivated students. The innovation challenge is a new format enabling you to contribute to ideas with potential impact at ETH and beyond.