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For cancer patients, every day counts. Imagine one could skip one step in the cancer diagnosis and treatment process and do both at the same time: finding out where the tumor is and attacking it right away. A team at the University of Bern, which runs its own medical cyclotron laboratory, is currently working on exactly that. Their cyclotron is a proper workhorse for science. During the night, it produces medical isotopes for cancer diagnostics. During the day, it sidelines as a test facility for particle physics and multi-disciplinary scientific activities.Image: Uni Bern.
In collaboration with Scholars at Risk Switzerland, this sum is intended to enable universities to host a first wave of researchers requesting support. This will allow them to pursue their own academic work at institutions in Switzerland. Additional sums may be allocated if the need arises.Image: denisismagilov, stock.adobe.com
Mit dem aufgerüsteten Teilchenbeschleuniger des Cern in Genf erhöht sich die Chance, neue Elementarteilchen zu finden.Image: CERN
Have you heard of neutrinos? They’re a set of subatomic particles that are likely to cause quite some scientific uproar in the next years. Catch up on what makes these shy little fellows so special and how Swiss particle physicists are involved in solving one of the Universe’s most tenacious mysteries….Image: Kamioka Observatory/ICRR/University of Tokyo
The workshop focuses on the physics at the low energy, high precision frontier without neglecting complementary approaches. It aims at highlighting present activities and future developments. The Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) itself offers unique opportunities for experiments in this realm: it houses the world's most powerful proton cyclotron and the highest intensity low momentum pion and muon beams and the ultracold neutron source.Image: PSI, Switzerland
A premier at the European Research Center for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva-Meyrin: 24 teenagers and young adults from all over Switzerland spent over two weeks in October at CERN to learn and conduct experiments on site. The “Swiss High-School Students Internship Program 2021” (HSSIP) promotes the next generation of researchers in particle physics.Image: Andrej Maraffio
Ingo Sick, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. of the University of Basel, passed away on 30 May 2021, two days after his 82nd birthday. During his postdoctoral period at Stanford University with Nobel Prize winner Robert Hofstadter, he experienced the beginnings of electron research with the world's best electron accelerator at the time, SLAC. This domain of research was to remain with him forever.
At first glance, particle physics appears to be a clearly defined sub-discipline of physics. On closer inspection, however, we see a differentiated research landscape with a broad spectrum of questions. The Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP), the umbrella organisation for Swiss particle physics, has now drawn up a roadmap of the research priorities for the coming years and decades.Image: CHIPP
Last year, Gabriel Cuomo successfully defended his PhD thesis in theoretical particle physics at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). For this academic achievement, the Sicilian-born physicist, who now lives and researches in New York, receives the Doctoral Students Award of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP). The prize will be awarded at the beginning of September in Innsbruck on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) together with the Austrian partner organisation.Image: G. Cuomo