Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP)

CHIPP, the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics, is an association uniting researchers active in particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics in Switzerland. The objectives of CHIPP are to coordinate and strengthen the Swiss participation in international projects and committees, coordinate research and teaching activities in Switzerland, and promote public awareness of the field.

This is achieved by keeping a continuous dialogue between the particle physicists of different cantonal universities and federal institutes. CHIPP is recognized as the representative of Swiss particle physics both nationally and internationally. It awards yearly a Prize to a PhD student, supports workshops and conferences, organises PhD schools, and develops outreach projects.

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CHIPP updates
CHIPP updates (Image: CHIPP, Switzerland)

UPDATES: 14-11-2019

  • New article "Visiting the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector" by B. Vogel link
  • Board documents update link
  • News update link
  • The Briefing Book for the 2020 European Strategy Particle Physics Update is now available Document
  • JOB OPENING: PSI Job opening for LTP Group Leader position link_PSI
  • New article "Callum Wilkinson prepares the DUNE experiment at the University of Bern" by B. Vogel link
  • EB minutes updated link
  • CHIPP Prize 2019 link
  • Plenary meeting 2019 link
  • CHIPP Plenary 2019 link
  • Announcement: The Balloon museum in Chateau d'Oex hosts the new temporary exhibition 'Art & Science' link

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A 1.7 km long tunnel leads to the neutrino detector Super-Kamiokande. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 11.11.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Visiting the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector (part 1)

Hardly any elementary particle occurs more frequently in the universe than the elusive neutrino. The investigation of the almost massless tiny particle is a focus of current elementary particle physics. Perhaps the most important contribution to the understanding of neutrino has been made over twenty years by the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector, in which several Swiss research groups are involved. A visit to the Japanese mountains.
Fermilab and University of Bern join forces for neutrino physics
  • 08.10.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Fermilab and University of Bern join forces for neutrino physics

Neutrinos are ubiquitous yet elusive particles that could shed light on the early evolution of the universe. As one of the world’s major laboratories for neutrino physics, Fermilab partners with leading organizations around the globe to get a firmer grasp on these subtle particles.
View into the experimental hall of high-energy physics at the University of Bern: Callum Wilkinson stands next to the cryostat (cold unit), which holds four cubes of the later time projection chamber of the DUNE near detector for the tests.
  • 24.09.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Callum Wilkinson prepares the DUNE experiment at the University of Bern

In 2025, the 'Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment' (DUNE) will be launched in the north of the USA, with which physicists want to learn more about neutrino - a still mysterious elementary particle. An important component of the DUNE experiment is currently being prepared by scientists from the University of Bern.

CHIPP infos

Joint Annual Meeting SPS/OPG

Board meetings

The CHIPP Board meeting is composed by the professors with activities in experimental or theoretical particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics and the heads of the experimental and theoretical particle physics groups at Paul Scherrer Institute. Universities without activities in particle, astroparticle or nuclear physics may nominate one representative. Members that have retired from the active professional life or have acquired the status of Professor emeritus may be admitted as Honorary Board Members.
Group picture of attendees at the SWHEPPS 2016 workshop of CHIPP

CHIPP organisation

The Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP) is an association according to Swiss law regrouping all the particle, astroparticle, and nuclear physicists holding a Master in physics and working for a Swiss institution, as well as the Swiss PhD nationals working at CERN.
Wins the CHIPP Prize 2018: Dr. Claudia Tambasco.
  • 29.08.2018

Claudia Tambasco honoured with CHIPP Prize 2018

In order for physicists at CERN to carry out their experiments for the understanding of matter, the large particle accelerator LHC must be operated with the utmost precision. Ensuring this precision both now and in the future was the overriding goal of a doctoral thesis that Claudia Tambasco recently completed at the EPFL in Lausanne. For this work, the young researcher was today (28.08.2018) awarded the prize of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) at a ceremony in Lausanne.

Contact

CHIPP
c/o Prof. Dr. Tatsuya Nakada
EPFL SB IPHYS LPHE3
BSP 615 (Cubotron UNIL)
Rte de la Sorge
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland


+41 21 693 04 75
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Outreach

Proton-Proton Collision (LHC, CERN)

CHIPP Outreach Portal

IPPOG collaboration

IPPOG Collaboration

ippog.org

European Particle Physics Communication Network

Executive Board

CHIPP Executive Board

  • Tatsuya Nakada (Chair)
  • Michele Weber
  • Adrian Signer
  • Günther Dissertori

CHIPP Administrator