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- Georg Heinrich “Heini” Thyssen, NOMIS Founder

First NOMIS–ETH Fellow announced

Craig Walton has been named the first NOMIS–ETH Fellow at the Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life at ETH Zurich.  Dr. Walton is a planetary scientist, hailing from Scotland. His […]

Delusions as epistemic hypervigilance

Drawing on the literature on epistemic vigilance, NOMIS researcher Ryan McKay and Hugo Mercier have published a paper illuminating a conundrum related to delusions: Deluded individuals seem to display both […]

A racing heart drives anxiety behavior in mice

NOMIS Awardee Karl Deisseroth and colleagues have found that when they increased heart rates in mice, the animals showed more anxious behavior. Their research was published in Nature. Using pulses […]

Christian Haass awarded Hector Wissenschaftspreis 2022

NOMIS Board Member and researcher Christian Haass has been awarded the 2022 Hector Wissenschaftspreis (science award) for his groundbreaking research on Alzheimer’s disease, his interdisciplinary approach as a university professor, […]