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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 Commission for 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".
“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).
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.
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).
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.
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.