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Modern physics relies on an elegant «Standard Model of particle physics», a quantum field theory based on three symmetries and a symmetry breaking. This theory describes and explains magnificently all experimental results obtained so far. With the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the last missing piece of the Standard Model has been experimentally confirmed. Experiments at CERN and at other international laboratories now continue to test the validity and limits of the Standard Model in ever widening scope. However, for a comprehensive understanding of the laws of nature a theory beyond the Standard Model is needed, which should include gravitation and explain the presence of dark matter and dark energy in the universe.

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Schweizer Schüler an Physik-Olympiade in Estland ausgezeichnet

Vom 26. - 28. April nahm die Schweiz als Gastland an der Nordisch-Baltischen Physik-Olympiade teil. Für vier Champions der Schweizer Physik-Olympiade, die auf eine Teilnahme an der dieses Jahr in

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