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Selected topics: Physics
XENON
  • 08.07.2020
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Zurich particle physicists make headlines with XENON collaboration

Axions are elementary particles with extremely low mass. So far they exist only in the brains of theoretical physicists, nobody has observed them. Really? Measurement results at detector XENON1T in Italy make one sit up and take notice.
Claudia Merlassino, CHIPP Prize 2020
  • 01.07.2020
  • News
  • Press release

Claudia Merlassino wins the CHIPP Prize 2020

Claudia Merlassino was born in Genoa, studied physics in Milan and completed her doctorate at the University of Bern in October 2019, since then she has been doing research at Oxford University in the UK. At the age of 28, the Italian experimental physicist has already made a remarkable journey as a researcher. She is now receiving the PhD prize in Swiss particle physics - among other things for her findings in the context of the most massive of all elementary particles.
Die Rangverkündigung der Schweizer Physik Olympiade 2020 mit Überraschungsgast Claude Nicollier
  • 01.07.2020
  • Wissenschafts-Olympiade
  • Press release

Fünf Mittelschüler gewinnen Gold an virtueller Schweizer Physik-Olympiade 2020

Das Finale der Physik-Olympiade hätte eigentlich schon im März stattfinden sollen. Wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie wurden die Prüfungen auf den 6. Juni verschoben und online durchgeführt. Die 24 Finalistinnen und Finalisten stellten ihr Können von zuhause aus unter Beweis. Als am 27. Juni die Resultate verkündet wurden, war die Spannung gross.
Illustration of a tetraquark composed of two charm quarks and two charm antiquarks, detected for the first time by LHCb collaboration at CERN.
  • 01.07.2020
  • News
  • Press release

LHCb discovers a new type of tetraquark at CERN

Teams of researchers from EPFL and University of Zurich are members of the LHCb collaboraiton and have made major contributions to the construction and operation of the detector
Logo CHIPP
  • 19.06.2020
  • News
  • Press release

CHIPP Statement on European Strategy Particle Physics Update

19 June 2020, 12:00
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.
150 Watt Argon-Ion Laser Operation in Bern. Reprinted from Laser Focus August 1970
  • 11.06.2020
  • SPS
  • News

Early Years of the Laser in Switzerland

To recognise the International Day of Light 2020 and the 60th anniversary of the laser, the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) publishes a detailed report by René Salathé (EPFL) to record the development and milestones in laser science from 1960 to 1980 in Switzerland.
Collision events recorded by ATLAS (left) and CMS (right), used in the search for rare Higgs boson transformations
  • 05.06.2020
  • News
  • Press release

Exploring new ways to see the Higgs boson

This media update is part of a series related to the 2020 Large Hadron Collider Physics conference, which took place from 25 to 30 May 2020. Originally planned to take place in Paris, the conference was held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LHCP2020 conference
  • 29.05.2020
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

CERN collaborations present new results on charmed particles at online conference

The ALICE, CMS and LHCb collaborations present new measurements that show how particles containing charm quarks can serve as “messengers” of hadrons and the quark–gluon plasma, carrying information about these forms of matter.
This media update is part of a series related to the 2020 Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP2020) conference, taking place 25–30 May 2020.
PET image of brains without (top) and with (bottom) amyloid deposits. The deposits can be recognized by the red colouring, even with reduced spatial resolution (centre and right).
  • 15.05.2020
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

The start-up Positrigo uses findings from particle physics for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Positron emission tomography (PET) helps medical doctors to detect cancer and many other diseases. A team of researchers led by ETH Professor Günther Dissertori is working on a new generation of PET scanners that could in future be of great use in pharmacological research and in the treatment of Alzheimer's patients. The technical innovation is based, among other things, on fundamental research at CERN.
CHART logo
  • 20.04.2020
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Swiss research initiative CHART works on particle accelerators of the future

FCC - these three letters stand for the vision of a new ring accelerator that could be built at the European particle physics laboratory CERN in Geneva. With this long-term goal in mind, Swiss physicists founded the CHART research initiative five years ago. Now the demonstrator of a powerful magnet is available. If the tests are successful, a very first step towards decisive progress in infrastructure for basic research, but also in applications such as, e.g., innovative instrumentation for medical therapies will be achieved.
Intérieur du détecteur Super Kamiokande, construit sous une montagne au Japon. Photo de 2006.
  • 15.04.2020
  • University of Geneva
  • Press release

T2K Results Restrict Possible Values of Neutrino CP Phase

The T2K Collaboration has published new results showing the strongest constraint yet on the parameter that governs the breaking of the symmetry between matter and antimatter in neutrino oscillations.
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