The pledge was made by Martin Hoeffner, the head of the AMAG Group which is the largest automotive group in Switzerland. The funds will be used to construct a highly specialized physics laboratory building on ETH’s Hönggerberg campus. The building will take eight years to build with a scheduled completion in 2028 and will be specially constructed to minimize interference from vibrations, electromagnetic interference, and provide a high degree of temperature stability for sensitive experiments. The building will house over 500 staff members and include special underground research laboratories where it will be possible to conduct particularly sensitive, highly isolated experiments. Additional information about this pledge and the planned research facility is available in the news release posted on the ETH Zurich website here.

November 28, 2020