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Physics in advent
  • 06.11.2018
  • CHIPP
  • News

PiA - Physics in Advent: still 24 experiments until Christmas

PiA offers 24 entertaining physics experiments to do yourself again this year. Due to the great interest from abroad, physics will be available in English during Advent, just like last year.
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Jan 25
CHIPP Winter School 2019
  • Physics Institute
  • CHIPP
  • Education/Training
  • seminar
  • Engelberg

2019 CHIPP winter school of particle physics

Annual winter school based on the activities of the swiss institutes involved in particle and astro-particle physics.
Laetitia Laub with a voluminous introduction to quantum field theory. "This is the bible ot the beginners," says Laub with an ironic undertone. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 22.10.2018
  • CHIPP
  • News

Further reducing the error

Laetitia Laub was born and raised near Lausanne. She studied mathematics and physics at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Since August 2017, the 24-year-old junior scientist is writing her doctoral thesis in theoretical physics at the University of Bern. In her thesis she deals with the anomalous magnetic dipole moment of the muon and the reaction of this particle in the magnetic field. "Many people are currently working on this theoretical problem with the aim of further reducing the calculation error of the dipol moment. This is also because a better experimental value for the dipole moment will be probably found at Fermilab in the US and J-Parc experiment in Japan soon, " says Laetitia Laub.
Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
  • 02.10.2018
  • SDA
  • Press release

Tools made of light: Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 with one half to Arthur Ashkin (USA) and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou (France) and Donna Strickland (Canada). Ashkin invented optical tweezers that grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser beam fingers. Mourou and Strickland paved the way towards the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever created by mankind.
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.
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.