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2018
Oct 29
Open Data
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Platform MAP
  • conference
  • Workshop
  • Bern

Open Data and Data Management - Issues and Challenges

The SCNAT is organizing this one day event in Bern, with the aim to give the research community the chance to raise their concern and also the SNF and the European Commission to present their view and to inform about recent trends. The workshop should provide recommendations on how to implement the open data requirements.
2018
Nov 10
Spiralgalaxie NGC 1232. Unsichtbare dunkle Materie wird zwischen den blauen Sternen vermutet.
  • EAF
  • lecture
  • 7503

Aktuelles aus dem Universum

Im vergangenen Jahr wurde der Physiknobelpreis an drei amerikanische Astrophysiker verliehen. Die von ihnen ent-wickelte grundlegende Technik ermöglichte den Nachweis von Gravitationswellen. Dadurch wurde eine neue Ära in der Astronomie eröffnet.
Nicolas Thomas, Leiter Physikalisches Institut Universität Bern
  • 21.09.2018
  • Platform MAP
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • news

«My fear is that the tasks are underestimated severely by Open Data advocats»

On the national and the international level science is pushing towards Open Data. As noble as the principle is, the challenges for scientists are immense. Nicolas Thomas, space scientist from the University of Bern, will talk at the event «Open Data and Data Management – Issues and Challenges» on 29 October in Bern.
2018
Nov 12
2018
Nov 14
Einstein Lectures
  • University of Bern
  • Albert Einstein Gesellschaft
  • lecture
  • Bern

Einstein Lectures 2018

Barry Barish was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for the first direct detection of gravitational waves. At the Einstein Lectures 2018 he talks about what gravitational waves have to do with Albert Einstein, how to prove them and what they will mean for science in the future.
The new SPS honorary member Prof. Maurice Bourquin discussing thorium technology on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) on August 28th at EPF Lausanne.
  • 10.09.2018
  • CHIPP
  • news
  • Press release

The risk of thorium-based nuclear power would be acceptable

At the end of August, climate change and the future energy supply of Switzerland were among the topics of several keynote speeches at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) in Lausanne. Maurice Bourquin, former professor of physics at University of Geneva, gave a keynote lecture about the ongoing transformation of the Swiss energy system. Professor Bourquin was also Rector of the University of Geneva (1999 - 2003) and President of the CERN Council (2001 - 2003). The 77 year-old scientist’s speech was titled: “Thorium-based systems – A new direction for nuclear waste elimination and energy production.” In the interview that follows, Professor Bourquin explains why he still believes in nuclear power.
An ATLAS candidate event for the Higgs boson (H) decaying to two bottom quarks (b), in association with a W boson decaying to a muon (µ) and a neutrino (v). Image: ATLAS/CERN.
  • 29.08.2018
  • CHIPP
  • news
  • Press release

Long-sought decay of Higgs boson observed

Geneva, 28 August. Six years after its discovery, the Higgs boson has at last been observed decaying to fundamental particles known as bottom quarks. The finding, presented today at CERN by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is consistent with the hypothesis that the all-pervading quantum field behind the Higgs boson also gives mass to the bottom quark. Both teams have submitted their results for publication today.
Wins the CHIPP Prize 2018: Dr. Claudia Tambasco.
  • 29.08.2018
  • CHIPP
  • news
  • Press release

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.
Die neue 200er Note der Schweizerischen Nationalbank ist der Teilchenphysik gewidmet. Bild: SNB
  • 15.08.2018
  • CHIPP
  • news
  • Press release

Elementarteilchen erobern die 200-Franken-Note

Am 22. August bringt die Schweizerische Nationalbank die neue 200-Franken-Note in Umlauf. Auf der neuen Banknote wird die wissenschaftliche Schweiz durch die Elementarteilchenphysik repräsentiert. Die Auswahl dieses Sujets ist Ausdruck des hohen Stellenwerts, den die teilchenphysikalische Grundlagenforschung in der Schweiz geniesst.
Maxime Schubiger (EPFL) on behalf of the LHCb collaboration at ICHEP2018
  • 05.07.2018
  • CHIPP
  • news
  • Press release

NEWS from ICHEP2018, SEOUL, Korea

Many Swiss physicists are now in Seoul (Korea) for the very prestigious conference ICHEP2018. We report here their latest findings and contributions to the conference.