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.

Particle physics news


  • Events
  • Publications

Apr 3
Apr 6
Centre Lowenberg Murten
  • Workshop
  • Murten

SWICH First CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018

CHIPP Strategic Workshop for the CHIPP ROADMAP planning
Apr 14
Apr 17
APS April Meeting 2018 Columbus, Ohio
  • conference
  • Education/Training
  • seminar
  • OH 43215

American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

The APS April Meeting encapsulates the full range of physical scales, from “Quarks to the Cosmos (Q2C)". Research will be presented on topics from 19 participating APS units including particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and gravitation. The 2018 theme is a "Feynman Century," which will be broadly examined through speakers and scientific sessions.
Feb 22
Apr 15
  • Other
  • Lausanne

2018 CHIPP Prize

for the best PhD student in experimental or theoretical particle physics
Aug 12
Aug 18
PSI Particle Flavour Fever 2018
  • Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
  • Education/Training
  • lecture
  • Zuoz

Particle Flavour Fever 2018

PhD students summer school
Aug 29
Aug 31
EPFL building
  • SPS
  • conference
  • Education/Training
  • seminar
  • Lausanne

SPS/CHIPP Annual meeting 2018

The joint Annual Meeting for the Swiss Physical Society and the Swiss Association of Swiss Particle Physics will be hold from the 29th to the 31st August 2018.
Sep 13
Sep 14
Park Hotel, Fribourg
  • Workshop
  • Fribourg

SWICH Second CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018

Second CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018 has been planned to finalise the CHIPP Roadmap

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.
The CHIPP Prize winner 2017: Dr. Johanna Gramling. Photo: private
  • 22.08.2017

CHIPP Prize 2017 goes to Johanna Gramling

The experimental detection of dark matter is one of the great challenges of current fundamental research in physics. This year’s prize of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) is awarded to the physicist Dr. Johanna Gramling for her latest contributions to the search for this mysterious component of matter.


c/o Prof. Dr. Tatsuya Nakada
BSP 615 (Cubotron UNIL)
Rte de la Sorge
1015 Lausanne

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Proton-Proton Collision (LHC, CERN)

CHIPP Outreach Portal

IPPOG collaboration

IPPOG Collaboration

European Particle Physics Communication Network

Executive Board

CHIPP Executive Board

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

CHIPP Administrator