Number of results: 19
Selected topics: Universe
XENON1T
  • 17.06.2020
  • News
  • Press release

Surprising Signal in Dark Matter Detector

When analyzing data from the XENON1T detector for dark matter, a signal excess was observed. The UZH researchers do not yet know for sure where this unexpected signal comes from. They say the origins could be relatively banal, but they could also indicate the existence of new particles or hitherto unknown properties of neutrinos.
Nobelpreis 2019
  • 08.10.2019
  • SDA
  • News

Physik-Nobelpreis geht an Entdecker des ersten Exoplaneten

Der Nobelpreis für Physik geht in diesem Jahr zu einer Hälfte an Michel Mayor und Didier Queloz von der Universität Genf für die Entdeckung des ersten Exoplaneten. Zur anderen Hälfte geht der Preis an James Peebles für Entdeckungen zur physikalischen Kosmologie.
Fermilab and University of Bern join forces for neutrino physics
  • 08.10.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Fermilab and University of Bern join forces for neutrino physics

Neutrinos are ubiquitous yet elusive particles that could shed light on the early evolution of the universe. As one of the world’s major laboratories for neutrino physics, Fermilab partners with leading organizations around the globe to get a firmer grasp on these subtle particles.
ANG_Podcast
  • 13.09.2019
  • News

ANDERSCH KOMPLIZIERT - ANG Podcast

Die ANG geht unter die Podcaster
The particle physicist Michał Rawlik (29), who studied physics at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and earned his doctorate at ETH Zurich, is awarded the CHIPP Prize 2019. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 28.08.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

CHIPP Prize 2019 goes to PSI researcher Dr. Michał Rawlik

Michał Rawlik, scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) is awarded the CHIPP Prize 2019. The 29-year-old researcher receives the award for his doctoral thesis on the electric dipole moment of the neutron. The experiment he co-developed could one day help answer the question of why there is much more matter in the universe than antimatter.
XENON1T installation in the underground hall of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The three storey building houses various auxiliary systems. The cryostat containing the LXeTPC is located inside the large water tank next to the building.
  • 21.05.2019
  • News
  • Press release

The XENON1T experiment in the Italian Gran Sasso Laboratory has measured the most protracted radioactive decay ever

Radioactive waste from nuclear power plants can take a long time to decay. For plutonium-239 the half-life - that is the time until half of the atoms of a sample have decayed - is no less than 24,000 years. But this is nothing compared to the half-life of the noble gas xenon-124, as an international research team with collaborators from the University of Zurich has now shown.
The LHCb detector in January 2019. The swiss groups in LHCb are Zurich University and EPFL. Swiss physicists were not directly involved in the analysis leading to the recent CP violation discovery, but were involved in the reviewing of the results and the paper. Photo: CERN
  • 21.03.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

The LHCb collaboration at CERN has discovered a type of CP violation unobserved so far

The LHCb collaboration at CERN has seen, for the first time, the matter–antimatter asymmetry known as CP violation in a so-called D0 meson. LHCb is one of the four large experiments performed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with Swiss participation of Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and University of Zurich.
Extract from the computer simulation created by Dr. Joachim Stadel and other scientists from the University of Zurich: every yellow dot is a halo of dark matter in which a galaxy is embedded. The dark 'threads' are places in the universe with a high density of dark matter, while in the light spots ('voids') only few dark matter is present.
  • 26.04.2018
  • CHIPP
  • News

Measuring the Invisible Cosmos

In 2021, the European research satellite Euclid will be launched into space. With Euclid, scientists from Switzerland and 15 other countries want to gain a better understanding of dark matter and dark energy. These two 'things' fill large parts of the universe in the view of modern astronomy, but neither dark matter nor dark energy have been directly observed so far. Researchers at the University of Zurich have prepared a complex computer simulation of dark matter in preparation for the Euclid mission. This mission is of great interest not only to astronomers and astrophysicists but also to particle physicists since particle physics is on the quest for the discovery of the nature and structure of dark matter with its own experiments.
Saturn
  • 15.09.2017
  • SDA
  • News

Raumfahrt: NASA-Sonde "Cassini" verglüht in Saturnatmosphäre

Nach fast 20 Jahren im All ist die NASA-Sonde "Cassini" in der Atmosphäre des Saturn verglüht. Das letzte Signal der Sonde sei wie erwartet am Freitag um 13.55 Uhr (MESZ) aufgefangen worden, 83 Minuten nachdem die Sonde es ausgesendet habe, teilte die US-Raumfahrtbehörde NASA mit.
Higgs boson: Protons collide at 14 TeV in this simulation from CMS, producing four muons. Lines denote other particles, and energy deposited is shown in blue
  • 12.07.2017
  • SDA
  • News

Teilchenphysik: Fünf Jahre Higgs-Boson: Ein Teilchen gibt seine Geheimnisse preis

Die Forschungswelt der Teilchenphysik trifft sich dieser Tage in Venedig zur Internationalen Konferenz für Hochenergiephysik. Das CERN nutzt die Gelegenheit, seine neuesten Erkenntnisse über das Higgs-Boson zu präsentieren - genau fünf Jahre nach seinem Nachweis.
Erdähnliche Exoplaneten?
  • 24.02.2017
  • University of Bern
  • News

Seven terrestrial exoplanets around a nearby star

An international team of astronomers has discovered a compact analogue of our inner solar system about 40 light-years away. Brice-Olivier Demory of the Center of Space and Habitability at the University of Bern, analysed the data collected with NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and calculated that the newly detected exoplanets all have masses less or similar to the Earth.
A window to the Universe
  • 23.02.2017
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

Wer findet Planet Neun? Helfen Sie mit!

Die Astronomen dieser Welt suchen fieberhaft nach dem neunten Planeten unseres Sonnensystems. Anfang 2016 erst errechneten Forscher seine Existenz. Doch noch niemand hat Planet Neun gesehen.
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