Publications

Publications of the Platform MAP or of member organisations

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 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.
COSPAR Report 2014-2016
  • 2016

COSPAR Report 2014-2016: Space Research in Switzerland

The latest COSPAR report (88 pages, English) writes about Swiss contributions in space research between 2014 and 2016. 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.
Space Research 2012 - 2014 Report
  • 2014

Space Research

In coordination with the schedule of COSPAR assemblies the Swiss National Committee on Space Research CSR biennially compiles an overview of space-related national activities.

Particle physics

SWHEPPS 2016 sumary
  • 2017

SWHEPPS 2016 Summary

SWHEPPS 2016, the StrategicWorkshop on High Energy Particle Physics in Switzerland, was a 2.5 day workshop that took
place from 8-10 June 2016 at Seminarhotel Aegerisee. It was modeled as a plenary session-only retreat of primarily senior
CH researchers and PIs engaged in CHIPP pillar 1 activities, i.e. research at the high energy and low energy frontier
(an introduction to the pillar structure of CHIPP can be found in the CHIPP roadmap).
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.
chipp roadmap 2004
  • 2004

CHIPP Roadmap STATUS AND OUTLOOK OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION in Particle Physics

In May 2003, the Swiss Particle Physics Forum commissioned a study of the status and outlook of particle physics research and education in Switzerland. This publication is the Report of the Working Group appointed to make that study.
The Forum was replaced by a Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP) in October 2003. The CHIPP Board endorsed this report in February 2004.

Promotion of young scientists

Nachwuchsbarometer
  • 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.
Science on Stage - l'Educateur 9/14
  • 2014

De nouvelles idées pour l’enseignement pratique des sciences

Cet automne aura lieu le premier con- cours de Science on Stage Switzerland qui permettra la sélection des cinq re- présentant-e-s suisses individuels ou en binôme qui participeront au concours européen de 2015. Le concours est pu- blic et aura lieu le 15 novembre 2014, dès 9 h 30, au Technorama de Winterthour.

Varia

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.
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.