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  • 17.06.2020
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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.
Hiking from one particle physics experiment to another: Dr. François Drielsma.
  • 04.03.2020
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California-based neutrino researcher François Drielsma

With its European particle physics laboratory CERN, Geneva attracts many researchers to Switzerland. This was also the case with François Drielsma (28). In a doctoral thesis supervised by Prof. Alain Blondel (University of Geneva), the Belgian-born scientist investigated a completely new way to build a particle accelerator.
View into the experimental hall of high-energy physics at the University of Bern: Callum Wilkinson stands next to the cryostat (cold unit), which holds four cubes of the later time projection chamber of the DUNE near detector for the tests.
  • 24.09.2019
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Callum Wilkinson prepares the DUNE experiment at the University of Bern

In 2025, the 'Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment' (DUNE) will be launched in the north of the USA, with which physicists want to learn more about neutrino - a still mysterious elementary particle. An important component of the DUNE experiment is currently being prepared by scientists from the University of Bern.
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
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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.
GPS Messungen zur Bestimmung der Blockgletschergeschwindigkeiten an der Arrête de l'Arpille (Sanetsch, VS).
  • 22.02.2016
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
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Rekordtemperaturen im alpinen Permafrost

Noch nie war der Permafrost derart stark erwärmt wie im Beobachtungsjahr 2014/2015. Das zeigen die jüngsten Resultate des Schweizer Permafrostmessnetzes (PERMOS). Die ausserordentlich hohen Permafrosttemperaturen sind jedoch nicht nur auf den warmen Sommer 2015 zurückzuführen, sondern das Ergebnis anhaltend warmer Bedingungen während der letzten Jahre.
  • 08.02.2015
  • Swiss Institute of Speleology and Karst-Research
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