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In addition to teaching and research, the 33-year-old scientist knows how to make complex issues comprehensible to a broad audience in a simple language - for example, at continuing education events for teachers or at the EPFL Open Day. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 13.12.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Lesya Shchutska wants to prove the existence of heavy neutrinos

Lesya Shchutska (pronounced: Schutska) is 33 years old and already Professor of Elementary Particle Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). "At the moment I can't imagine doing anything other than physics," says the researcher, who deals with particles that so far only exist in the minds of theoretical physicists.
2019
Dec 17
Lancement en direct du satellite CHEOPS (UniGE)
  • University of Geneva
  • NCCR PlanetS
  • Celebration / Festival
  • Genève

Lancement en direct du satellite CHEOPS

Venez assister en direct, à l’Université de Genève, au lancement de CHEOPS, le premier satellite suisse!
CHEOPS signifie CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite. La mission du satellite est d'étudier les exoplanètes. A savoir des planètes qui se trouvent hors de notre système solaire.
2019
Dec 17
Artist's impression of CHEOPS in space
  • University of Bern
  • NCCR PlanetS
  • Celebration / Festival
  • Bern

Launch of the ESA-Swiss CHEOPS satellite

The space telescope CHEOPS - CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite - is a joint mission between ESA and Switzerland. CHEOPS takes its journey into space on 17 December 2019 to support the search for potentially life-friendly exoplanets.
2019
Dec 18
2020
Feb 20
Exposition Leonardo en perspective 2019
  • University of Geneva
  • Exhibition
  • Genève

Exposition Leonardo en Perspective

À l'occasion du 500e anniversaire de la mort de Léonard de Vinci, l'exposition de l'Université de Genève présente des aspects moins connus de son œuvre, comme ses contributions aux sciences de la Terre, à la musique et aux mathématiques.
International Day of Light – 16 May
  • 09.12.2019
  • News

Call for events for the International Day of Light

UNESCO celebrates every year on 16 May the International Day of Light (IDL). It is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, as well as in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.
PiA Physics in Advent 2019
  • 19.11.2019
  • SPS
  • News

PiA - Physics in Advent 2019

Under the motto "still 24 experiments until Christmas" 24 entertaining physics experiments are offered to do yourself, which are provided in a German and an English version.
Artistic representation of a proton decay. Illustration: Hyper-Kamiokande Collaboration
  • 18.11.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Visiting the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector (part 2)

In deep underground tunnels of former mines near the Japanese Alps, teams of scientists with Swiss participation are researching various types of elementary particles. Over the next few years, powerful research instruments will be put into operation with which scientists want to discover the nature of neutrinos. The hoped-for results could lead to solving of deep puzzles in our understanding of the universe.
2020
Jan 13
2020
Jan 20
  • VHSBB
  • Seminar
  • Basel

Was ist Licht? Erkenntnisse der Quantenphysik

Die Quanteneigenschaften des Lichts lassen sich als Werkzeug nutzen für eine radikal neue Quantentechnologie.
A 1.7 km long tunnel leads to the neutrino detector Super-Kamiokande. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 11.11.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Visiting the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector (part 1)

Hardly any elementary particle occurs more frequently in the universe than the elusive neutrino. The investigation of the almost massless tiny particle is a focus of current elementary particle physics. Perhaps the most important contribution to the understanding of neutrino has been made over twenty years by the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector, in which several Swiss research groups are involved. A visit to the Japanese mountains.
2020
Jan 18
Nächte_Winterhimmel
  • EAF
  • Guided Tour
  • Samedan

Die letzten Nächte des Winterhimmels 2019

Demonstratoren: Walter Krein, Leiter der Sternwarte, Ermatingen/TG und Lars Hübner, Madulain
2020
Jan 18
Schwarzes_Loch
  • EAF
  • Lecture
  • Samedan

Schwarze Löcher und ihre Abbildung

Referent: Dr. Ueli Goetz, EAF, Riehen/BS
2020
Jan 23
2020
Jan 24
Jet d'eau de Genève
  • DiNat.ch
  • Conference
  • Geneva

11th Swiss Forum for Natural Sciences and Geography Education

The 11th Swiss Forum for Natural Sciences and Geography Education will take place on 23-24 January 2020 at the University of Geneva. The forum proposes to offer an up-to-date and stimulated picture of education in science and geography in Switzerland and neighbouring countries.