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Illustration of a tetraquark composed of two charm quarks and two charm antiquarks, detected for the first time by LHCb collaboration at CERN.
  • 01.07.2020
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  • Press release

LHCb discovers a new type of tetraquark at CERN

Teams of researchers from EPFL and University of Zurich are members of the LHCb collaboraiton and have made major contributions to the construction and operation of the detector
Claudia Merlassino, CHIPP Prize 2020
  • 01.07.2020
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Claudia Merlassino wins the CHIPP Prize 2020

Claudia Merlassino was born in Genoa, studied physics in Milan and completed her doctorate at the University of Bern in October 2019, since then she has been doing research at Oxford University in the UK. At the age of 28, the Italian experimental physicist has already made a remarkable journey as a researcher. She is now receiving the PhD prize in Swiss particle physics - among other things for her findings in the context of the most massive of all elementary particles.
Die Rangverkündigung der Schweizer Physik Olympiade 2020 mit Überraschungsgast Claude Nicollier
  • 01.07.2020
  • Wissenschafts-Olympiade
  • Press release

Fünf Mittelschüler gewinnen Gold an virtueller Schweizer Physik-Olympiade 2020

Das Finale der Physik-Olympiade hätte eigentlich schon im März stattfinden sollen. Wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie wurden die Prüfungen auf den 6. Juni verschoben und online durchgeführt. Die 24 Finalistinnen und Finalisten stellten ihr Können von zuhause aus unter Beweis. Als am 27. Juni die Resultate verkündet wurden, war die Spannung gross.
Plume Schlaefli 2021
  • 23.06.2020
  • News

Call for Prix Schläfli 2021

The Prix Schläfli, one of the longest-running science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in each of the following disciplines: ‚ Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Mathematics.
Logo CHIPP
  • 19.06.2020
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CHIPP Statement on European Strategy Particle Physics Update

19 June 2020, 12:00
XENON1T
  • 17.06.2020
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Surprising Signal in Dark Matter Detector

When analyzing data from the XENON1T detector for dark matter, a signal excess was observed. The UZH researchers do not yet know for sure where this unexpected signal comes from. They say the origins could be relatively banal, but they could also indicate the existence of new particles or hitherto unknown properties of neutrinos.
150 Watt Argon-Ion Laser Operation in Bern. Reprinted from Laser Focus August 1970
  • 11.06.2020
  • SPS
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Early Years of the Laser in Switzerland

To recognise the International Day of Light 2020 and the 60th anniversary of the laser, the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) publishes a detailed report by René Salathé (EPFL) to record the development and milestones in laser science from 1960 to 1980 in Switzerland.
Collision events recorded by ATLAS (left) and CMS (right), used in the search for rare Higgs boson transformations
  • 05.06.2020
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Exploring new ways to see the Higgs boson

This media update is part of a series related to the 2020 Large Hadron Collider Physics conference, which took place from 25 to 30 May 2020. Originally planned to take place in Paris, the conference was held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Zuoz Summer School 2020: VISION AND PRECISION photo
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Zuoz Summer School 2020: VISION AND PRECISION

The PSI Zuoz Summer School is organized by the Theory Group of the Laboratory for Particle Physics (LTP) at PSI.
LHCP2020 conference
  • 29.05.2020
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CERN collaborations present new results on charmed particles at online conference

The ALICE, CMS and LHCb collaborations present new measurements that show how particles containing charm quarks can serve as “messengers” of hadrons and the quark–gluon plasma, carrying information about these forms of matter.
This media update is part of a series related to the 2020 Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP2020) conference, taking place 25–30 May 2020.
This artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System.
  • 28.05.2020
  • University of Geneva
  • Press release

ESPRESSO confirms the presence of an Earth around the nearest star

Researchers from the University of Geneva, have confirmed the existence of the Proxima b extrasolar planet using measurements from the Swiss-built ESPRESSO spectrograph.
Oliver Müller, Prix Schläfli 2020
  • 19.05.2020
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
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Oliver Müller – Dwarf galaxies are quite orderly after all

He challenged the standard model of cosmology in his dissertation by demonstrating that dwarf galaxies have not invariably chaotic motions, but can also orbit around the main axis of their parent galaxy in an orderly fashion. This got Oliver Müller the Prix Schläfli award in Astronomy.