Research at Jungfraujoch – Vision and Mission Statement 2015-2050
  • 2015

Research at Jungfraujoch – Vision and Mission Statement 2015-2050

Strategy for further developing the capabilities and infrastructure of the unique, internationally
renowned High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and for maintaining its clean environment.
Update Roadmap Astronomy 2015
  • 2015

Update to the Roadmap for Astronomy in Switzerland 2007 - 2016

Das Collegium der Schweizer Astronomie-Professoren (CHAPS) hat im Frühjahr 2015, auf Initiative der Kommission für Astronomie der Platform MAP, einen Update der vor acht Jahren publizierten "Roadmap for Astronomy in Switzerland 2007-2016" publiziert.

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The Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas work in tandem to form one large telescope. Some of the antennas in this image all point toward the same direction. The brightly shinning Milky Way Galaxy shoots through the sky in the background.
  • 2017
  • Platform MAP
  • Report

Large Astronomical Facilities: Their Fundamental Importance for Swiss Astronomers

Astrophysics and cosmology have experienced a golden age over the last two decades, due to fundamental observational and theoretical progresses in all areas investigated. Swiss astronomers have made substantial contributions to those fields thanks to the many modern facilities they can use throughout the world. Without a regular access to them, and international collaborations, present day research in astronomy is unthinkable. This booklet is meant to highlight the impact and their importance for Swiss researchers.
Prof. Dr. Willy Benz
  • 14.12.2017
  • Platform MAP
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Willy Benz zum Präsidenten des ESO-Rats gewählt

Der ESO-Rat, das Leitungsorgan der Europäischen Südsternwarte ESO, hat Professor Willy Benz von der Abteilung für Weltraumforschung und Planetologie der Universität Bern zum neuen Präsidenten des ESO-Rats gewählt. Willy Benz präsidierte von 2006 bis 2009 die Kommission für Astronomie der Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz.
ETH graduate student Michal Rawlik with the small ‘prototype cage’, which serves to neutralize the magnetic fields in its interior. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 10.11.2017
  • news
  • Press release

A Touch of Magnetism

This fall at the Paul Scherrer Institute, the construction of a new particle physics experiment will begin to determine the electric dipole of the neutron. It will replace a previous experiment, which has performed the so far most sensitive measurement in recent years and for which data evaluation is still ongoing. The new experiment, co-developed by ETH Ph.D. student Michał Rawlik, can detect almost inconceivably small features of magnetism. A successful outcome of the experiment would help explain why there is so much more matter in the universe than antimatter.
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Centre Lowenberg Murten
  • Workshop
  • Murten

SWICH First CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018

CHIPP Strategic Workshop for the CHIPP ROADMAP planning
Blicke ins BASE-Experiment am CERN. Foto: BASE Collaboration
  • 18.10.2017
  • news

An Unimaginably Sharp Image of Antiprotons

Researchers of the Baryon-Antibaryon-Symmetry experiment (BASE) at CERN have achieved a remarkable success: They have determined the magnetic moment of the antiproton with a previously unattained accuracy. The measurement is more precise than the best measurement for the magnetic moment of the proton.
Prof. Alain Blondel with the Gargamelle bubble chamber on the CERN site in Meyrin: With Gargamelle, "neutral currents" were discovered at CERN in 1973, a rare interaction between neutrinos and matter. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 02.10.2017
  • news

Why half the universe is missing

In 2012, the Higgs particle was detected by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN. Since then, one often hears that the Standard Model of particle physics is complete. "Not quite true!" says Alain Blondel, professor of physics at the University of Geneva. There is still the neutrino, which, as it is known today, does not fit into the Standard Model. Exciting news about the elusive particle was published recently: New observations by the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan provide first indications shedding light to a central question of modern physics: Why does the universe consist only of matter while the associated antimatter is missing?