RESEARCHis our passion

Research is the vital expression of humankind’s most important qualities: curiosity and imagination. It is the basis for all knowledgeand discovery. And that is why supporting research is our first priority and our passion.

PEOPLEare our inspiration

Researchers, explorers, inventors, pioneers – frontiers of science and the humanities. Their imagination and persistence drive all progress, overcome all odds and build the future. They are our inspiration.

INSIGHTis 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.

“NOMIS is all about enabling outstanding talent to take on high-risk research.”

Georg Heinrich Thyssen,Chairman of the NOMIS Foundation
Latest NOMIS news

NOMIS Awardee Tony Wyss-Coray and fellow Stanford scientists reliably predict people’s age by measuring proteins in blood

NOMIS scientist Eric Reiman and team reveal new insights into Alzheimer’s disease

Tom Battin’s discovery leads to first-ever measurement of global CO2 emissions from alpine streams

Adriano Aguzzi: “The BSE tamer who is partial to provocation”

Annual NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award presented to three outstanding scientists

Encouraging young female researchers: networking event co-hosted by the Swiss Study Foundation and NOMIS