Extraordinary times at PSI

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Paul Scherrer Institute changed to the extraordinary situation in spring 2020. By then, only a maximum of 20 percent of all PSI employees work at PSI. Five pictures show how research and operations at PSI nevertheless continued.
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Monday, 16 March 2020: The Swiss Federal Council reacts to the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic and declares a nationwide state of emergency. On the same day, the Paul Scherrer Institute moves up to the third-highest level of operational restrictions, which allow at most only 20 percent of all PSI staff to be present at PSI. Everyone who can should work from home – according to the guidelines from the Federal Council. Five pictures tell the story of how research and operations nevertheless continued at PSI.


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