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Architecture of the Alps – in the footsteps of the geologist Rudolf Staub (1890 to1961)

Special exhibition: 8 May to 10 August 2014

Opening: Thursday, 8 May 2014, 17.00

Impressions of the opening (Text: German)

The late Swiss geologist and ETH Professor Rudolf Staub developed new principles in the field of Alpine Geology that are still valid today. Who was he? What insights did his scientific work reveal? Travel back in time to the first half of the 20th century and discover how geologists conducted research at that time.

The exhibition will be in German only.

Bildarchiv, ETH-Bibliothek
Image Archive, ETH-Bibliothek

unvorherSehbar – Earthquakes in Switzerland

Special exhibition, 6 September to 30 November

At the present time, earthquakes cannot be predicted. Nevertheless, a lot is known about where, why, and how often they occur. Discover more about the natural hazard with the highest damage potential in Switzerland and gain insight into the multifaceted tasks of the Swiss Seismological Service. The exhibition is in German, an English catalogue is available.

More information to the exhibition

Schweizer Erdbebendienst
Swiss Seismological Service

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