Meetings & Documentation

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SWICH Workshop photo
  • 2018

Swiss input for the discussion on the European Strategy for Particle Physics

In the first workshop in April, the status of the field was reviewed and discussed. The CHIPP input for the discussion of the ESPP update was then agreed during the second workshop held in September. This document describes the CHIPP position on the ESPP update focused on the scientific issues.
Future Challenges in Particle Physics Education and Outreach
  • 2018

IPPOG for the European Strategy Update

IPPOG, the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, is a collaboration comprising 27 signing member-organizations (countries, laboratories, experiments) whose goal is to maximize the impact of education and outreach efforts related to particle physics.
Particle Physics and Related Topics at the Paul Scherrer Institute
  • 2018

Particle Physics and Related Topics at the Paul Scherrer Institute

Input to the European Strategy process edited by K. Kirch∗, L. Rivkin, C. Ru ̈egg, M. Seidel with contributions from A. Amato, A. Antognini, M. Calvi, R. Eichler,
W. Hajdas, M. Hildebrandt, M. Kenzelmann, B. Kotlinski, A. Knecht,
B. Lauss, S. Ritt, S. Sanfilippo, P. Schmidt-Wellenburg, A. Signer
Hotel Victoria - CHIPP Plenary 2019

Plenary meetings

CHIPP Plenary meeting is normally held once per year. It includes presentations from the Chairman and th ereports from the CHIPP representatives in several Boards & Organisations and a science part covering the latest developments of particle physics in Switzerland.
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.
Académie Suisse des Sciences Naturelles

EB meetings

The CHIPP Executive Board is now formed by four Professors. Administrative, discussion & information items are discussed. Normal frequency of meetings: 7-8 meetings per year, depending on the workload.
SWICH Workshop photo

Strategic Workshops

CHIPP Strategic Workshops
CHIPP Annual reports teaser

Annual Reports

CHIPP Annual Reports submitted to the SCNAT
CHIPPBoard meeting 2 July 2019, Kandersteg

OUTREACH activities

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.
Chipp Computer Board

Computing Board

The primary task of the CHIPP Computing Board is the coordination of the various LHC computing activities to enable and support LHC physics analysis within Switzerland. It's highest priority is setting up a common Swiss Tier-2 infrastructure available to all Swiss institutes and coordinate its operation.
IPPOG collaboration


IPPOG is a network of scientists, science educators and communication specialists working across the globe in informal science education and outreach for particle physics.
CERN map


The mission of the European Particle Physics Communication Network (EPPCN) is to
strengthen the communication of particle physics in the Member States of CERN, the
European Organization for Nuclear Research, through communication officers in the Member
States and at CERN working together. The EPPCN reports to the CERN Council.
APPEC logo


APPEC: We look forward to and expect new exciting results in the world of astroparticle physics. Following on from the successful direct detection of gravitational waves we see a future of discoveries from the current generation of dark matter and double-beta decay experiments, continuing gravitational wave research, new advances from the high-energy neutrino and ultra-high energy cosmic ray observatories, results from the large ground and space-borne dark energy surveys, and from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to Planck, findings with implications for cosmology.
CHIPPBoard meeting 2 July 2019, Kandersteg


CHIPP Funding requests


The Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee is an Expert Committee of the European Science Foundation.
CHIPP roadmap
CHIPP roadmap
CHIPP roadmap

CHIPP Roadmap

In 2011, the existing Roadmap from 2004 (see below) has been completed by an implementation document. This update of the existing Roadmap takes into account the evolution in particle physics over the last five years, formulates clear recommendations for each section and contains choices regarding projects and activities supported.

European Astroparticle Physics Strategy 2017-2026 APPEC Roadmap

CHIPP Roadmap 2004 document

paper documents
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paper documents
paper documents (Image: iStock)


Draft of the CHIPP White Papers for Pillar 1 presented at SWICH2 (Fribourg 13-14 September 2018): document

Strategy for Swiss contributions to large ground-based astro-particle physics research infrastructure (17 Mar. 2013) document

Experimental neutrino physics: Switzerland in the global context, a white paper (14 Nov. 2015) document

Documents of Related Organisations

Restricted and Plenary ECFA link

ASPERA : Astroparticle Physics European Roadmap 2011

Astroparticle Physics European Consortium

CERN ACCU Activities

NuPECC: The Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee


Cost-intensive Infrastructures:
Particle and Astroparticle Physics

Contributions to the European Strategy in Particle Physics

LHC: Factsheets on Swiss contributions to LHC and its experiments