Publications of the Platform MAP, of member organisations, or being thematically connection.


Elemente der Mathematik
  • 1946

Elemente der Mathematik

"Elemente der Mathematik" is a journal of the Swiss Mathematical Society. The journal seeks to convey to a wide circle of readers - teachers, students, engineers, professionals in industry and administration - the relevance, intellectual challenge and vitality of mathematics today.
Book cover edited for the 100 years of the Swiss Mathematical Society
  • 2010

This book includes twenty-three essays to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Mathematical Society.
Leonhard Eulers Opera Omnia

Opera Omnia

The Euler Committee is assigned with the collection, the preservation, and the publishing of the scientific work by Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler.

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Large Astronomical Facilities: Their Fundamental Importance for Swiss Astronomers
  • 2017

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.
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.
Roadmap for Astronomy in Switzerland
  • 2007

Roadmap for Astronomy in Switzerland

The College of Helvetic Astronomy Professors CHAPS reviewed their current activities and future ambitions in order to develop a coherent vision of astrophysics in Switzerland

Space research

COSPAR: space research in Switzerland 2018-2020
  • 2020

COSPAR report 2018-2020: Space Research in Switzerland

The Swiss space research community is very active and a reliable partner in space research activities. On the occasion of the 43rd COSPAR Assembly in Sydney, Australia, the Swiss National Committee on Space Research takes this opportunity to report on its activities to the international community.
Space Science Roadmap 2019: A Report on Space Science in Switzerland
  • 2019

Roadmap Space Science in Switzerland 2019

This roadmap document presents an overview of space science in Switzerland as of 2019 and recommendations for its future. It was edited by Nicolas Thomas (Univ. of Bern), president of the Committee on Space Research (CSR) of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). The full title is "Science and Exploration using Space-Borne Platforms: A Report on Space Science in Switzerland and recommendations for the future".
COSPAR Report 2016-2018
  • 2018

COSPAR Report 2016-2018: Space Research in Switzerland

The latest COSPAR report (84 pages, English) writes about Swiss contributions in space research between 2016 and 2018. As a country that has been involved in the space odyssey from the start, Switzerland has been a substantial contributor to this import field of science.

Physics & particle physics

SPS Communications (cover page 58)
  • 1997

SPS Communications

Communications of the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) are published three times a year and are intended primarily to the members of the society. They contain information about the society, event announcements, as well as series of articles on various topics.
SWICH Workshop photo
  • 2018

Swiss input for the discussion on the European Strategy for Particle Physics

In the first workshop in April, the status of the field was reviewed and discussed. The CHIPP input for the discussion of the ESPP update was then agreed during the second workshop held in September. This document describes the CHIPP position on the ESPP update focused on the scientific issues.
CHIPP roadmap
  • 2011

CHIPP Roadmap : Achievements, Status and Outlook: Implementation of the Road Map 2005-2010

In its Board Meeting of August 2009, CHIPP decided to undertake a critical review of the actual implementation of the Road Map, summarized in the present document. CHIPP encourages Swiss representatives to organizations writing or updating their Road Maps in the relevant domains.
Future Challenges in Particle Physics Education and Outreach
  • 2018

IPPOG for the European Strategy Update

IPPOG, the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, is a collaboration comprising 27 signing member-organizations (countries, laboratories, experiments) whose goal is to maximize the impact of education and outreach efforts related to particle physics.
Particle Physics and Related Topics at the Paul Scherrer Institute
  • 2018

Particle Physics and Related Topics at the Paul Scherrer Institute

Input to the European Strategy process edited by K. Kirch∗, L. Rivkin, C. Ru ̈egg, M. Seidel with contributions from A. Amato, A. Antognini, M. Calvi, R. Eichler,
W. Hajdas, M. Hildebrandt, M. Kenzelmann, B. Kotlinski, A. Knecht,
B. Lauss, S. Ritt, S. Sanfilippo, P. Schmidt-Wellenburg, A. Signer
APPEC Contribution to the European Particle Physics Strategy
  • 2018

APPEC Contribution to the European Particle Physics Strategy

APPEC strongly supports and encourages the prospects of an even stronger synergy between Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology with Particle Physics. Areas of synergy between the above domains are identified: dark matter and dark energy; multi-messenger astrophysics, with the recently achieved discoveries of gravitational waves and the extraordinary opportunities also offered by gamma-ray and neutrino observatories for the exploration of powerful accelerators of the universe; the current neutrino precision program in relationship with cosmology, that promise either an unprecedented confirmation of the two standard models of Particle Physics and Cosmology, or a gate to new physics beyond both. These synergies include R&D on photosensors, cryogenic and vacuum techniques, optimisation of large scale infrastructures (civil infrastructure, vacuum, cryogenics) and of their governance and long-term operation, computing strategies for analysis and handling of large volumes of data, and policies leading to open science. Their development also requires grounding fundamental science within society, including, outreach and education. In view of the above synergies the present document introduces and briefly discusses four recommendations related to the role of PP in i) the dark matter searches; ii) the multi-messenger astronomy,in particular the 3G GW experiments (ET); iii) the neutrino physics; iv) the creation of a European Center for AstroParticle Theory (EuCAPT).

High-altitude research stations

“Close to the Stars” — Booklet about research at Gornergrat
  • 2019

Close to the Stars

Booklet on research at Gornergrat produced by the Foundation for High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch & Gornergrat (HFSJG).
“On The Top” — Booklet about research at Jungfraujoch
  • 2016

On The Top

Booklet on research at Jungfraujoch produced by the Foundation for High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch & Gornergrat (HFSJG).
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.

Promotion of young scientists

Gymnasium Helveticum 5/2019 (Front page)
  • 2019

Entwicklung der Motivation: Ergebnisse für das Schweizer Gymnasium

Auf Initiative des Vereins Schweizerischer Gymnasiallehrerinnen und Gymnasiallehrer (VSG) wurde eine Studie über die Entwicklung der Schülermotivation am Gymnasium durchgeführt. Die Plattform MAP unterstützte diese Studie über dem Verein Schweizerischer Mathematik- und Physiklehrkräfte (VSMP).
  • 2014

MINT-Nachwuchsbarometer Schweiz

Der bereits seit längerem bestehende Fachkräftemangel deutet darauf hin, dass sich offenbar nicht genügend Jugendliche für MINT-Fächer (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften, Technik) interessieren und deshalb weder einen Beruf noch ein Studium im MINT-Bereich wählen. Daher stellt sich die Frage: Wo und wie wird das Interesse an Technik und Naturwissenschaften gefördert – oder eben nicht?
Physiscope - l'Educateur 15/6
  • 2015

Physiscope - Au défi de passionner les jeunes

Comment fonctionnent une aile d’avion, un sous-marin, une boussole? La température, c’est quoi? Qu’est-ce qu’une éclipse? Quel est le secret de la lévitation? Le PhysiScope aborde ces questions du quotidien tout en faisant le lien de manière originale et interactive avec les grands principes de la physique.


Minutes of the Workshop on Open Data and Data Management 2018
  • 2018

Open Data and Data Management – Issues and Challenges

Organised by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), the one-day workshop on Open Data and Data Management gathered around 120 participants on Monday, 29 October 2018 in Berne. Globally, it was a very successful event enabling the sharing of partially contrasting opinions on the topic by all involved parties. The main outcome is that a general practice cannot be followed, because each scientific field has its specific needs and limitations.
Cover Meilensteine der Rechentechnik
  • 2018

Meilensteine der Rechentechnik

Das preisgekrönte Werk erscheint im Juli 2018 in einer neu bearbeiteten und stark erweiterten Auflage. Die beiden Bände behandeln auf insgesamt rund 1600 Seiten analoge und digitale Geräte und gehen auf verwandte Bereiche wie den Automatenbau oder wissenschaftliche Instrumente ein.
Buch "Keine Gesellschaft ohne Wissenschaft!" by Thierry J.-L. Courvoisier
  • 2017

Keine Gesellschaft ohne Wissenschaft!

Dieses Buch zeigt, welche wichtige Rolle die Naturwissenschaft in der Gesellschaft und bei der Gestaltung unserer Umwelt hat und diskutiert die daraus resultierende Verantwortung der Wissenschaftler in Bezug auf die Entwicklung der Welt.
Des étoiles aux Etats. Manifeste pour une gouvernance à l'écoute de la science (Th. Courvoisier, 2017)
  • 2017

Des étoiles aux Etats. Manifeste pour une gouvernance à l'écoute de la science

Comprendre les relations entre savoir et société puis décrire les liens qui doivent nous permettre d’enrichir les processus de décisions politiques avec la science dont elles ont besoin. Telle est l’ambition de cet ouvrage.
EASAC report "European space exploration: strategic considerations of human versus robotic exploration"
  • 2014

European space exploration: strategic considerations of human versus robotic exploration

A new report by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) underlines the importance of European space research.