Center for the Theory and History of Images
The NOMIS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at eikones
supports groundbreaking research projects related to how images
act as models or paradigms in scientific and aesthetic contexts
Decrypting Cryptobiosis in Tardigrades
Tardigrades are extraordinary beings that have been sent to outer space
and found to survive after returning to earth. Commonly known as water bears or moss piglets,
these microscopic animals are capable of surviving environmental extremes
NOMIS is a private Swiss foundation supporting insight-driven scientific endeavors across all disciplines, with a unique emphasis on researchers, their openness to new ideas, their pioneering spirit, and their potential to inspire the world around them.
is our passion
Research is the vital expression of humankind’s most important qualities: curiosity and imagination. It is the basis for all knowledge and discovery. And that is why supporting research is our first priority – and our passion.
is our reward
Insight sometimes comes in a lightning flash or a moment of serendipity. More often, however, it is the fruit of a long quest and years of careful research. Insight, when it comes, changes everything. It is our greatest reward.
are our inspiration
People: researchers, explorers, inventors, pioneers – dedicated men and women on the frontiers of science and the humanities. Their imagination and persistence drive all progress, overcome all odds and build the future. They are our inspiration.
NOMIS is all about enabling outstanding talent to take on
Georg Heinrich Thyssen, Chairman of the NOMIS Foundation
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