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Eleven years after founding, DECTRIS has over 100 employees. Foto: DECTRIS
  • 06.09.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

Particle Physics Strengthens the Industrialized Country of Switzerland

Particle physics is a basic science that forms our image of matter and the universe. However, the findings of this discipline also have practical applications that directly influence our daily lives. One example is the company DECTRIS AG in Baden-Dättwil. At the joint annual conference of the Austrian Physics Society (ÖPG), the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and the Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP) in Geneva in August, the company presented its latest business ventures.
The CHIPP Prize winner 2017: Dr. Johanna Gramling. Photo: private
  • 22.08.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

CHIPP Prize 2017 goes to Johanna Gramling

The experimental detection of dark matter is one of the great challenges of current fundamental research in physics. This year’s prize of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) is awarded to the physicist Dr. Johanna Gramling for her latest contributions to the search for this mysterious component of matter.
Adrian Rutschmann, Pascal Isenring, Tamar Som und Henning Zhang bekommen ihre Anerkennung
  • 04.08.2017
  • SCNAT
  • ISSI
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • news

Future researchers honoured

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences and the International Space Science Institute have honoured seven young talents with a honorary award for their exceptional performances in the fields of physics and astronomy.
T2K experiment in Japan
  • 04.08.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

T2K presents hint of CP violation by neutrinos

The international T2K Collaboration strengthened its previous hint that the symmetry between matter and antimatter may be violated for neutrino oscillation.
  • 17.07.2017
  • Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
  • news

Physics and Chemistry of Ice: Call for abstracts

This international symposium series dates back 55 years and is devoted to research on all aspects of ice. The broad field of topics is linked by the focus on fundamentals.
Prof. Florencia Canelli (University of Zurich) in front of the CMS detector at CERN. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 26.05.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

LHC provides data again

After a half-year break, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will go into operation again in June. During the last few months, intensive maintenance work on the particle accelerator has been done. The physicist community is hoping to gain new insight into the building bricks that make up our world.
  • 22.05.2017
  • news

Fast Forward Science 2017

Ob Physik oder Philosophie, Anglistik oder angewandte Informatik – schickt eure Videos, die Forschung und Wissenschaft einfallsreich in Szene setzen!
Das CMS-Experiment am CERN – mit Beteiligung der Universitäten Basel und Zürich, der ETH Zürich und dem Paul Scherrer Institut. Foto: CERN
  • 09.05.2017
  • SDA
  • news

Teilchenphysik: Das CERN weiht einen neuen Beschleuniger ein

Im Teilchenbeschleuniger LHC sollen künftig Strahlen mit noch höheren Energien die Suche nach bisher unbekannten Teilchen unterstützen. Einen ersten Schritt für dieses Upgrade machte das Forschungszentrum CERN am Dienstag mit der Einweihung eines neuen Beschleunigers.
Michael Hoch - promoted particle physicist, photographer and artist - also likes to use artistic means for communicating particle physics. Photo: private
  • 28.04.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

Artistic View on Physics

The highly complex research of elementary particle physics is for most people not immediately comprehensible. An artistic approach can help overcome the inaccessibility of this discipline and make particle physics understandable. This is the basic idea of the art @ CMS program, which is celebrating its five-year anniversary this year.
Researcher Dr Alessandro Sfondrini (ETH Zurich) wishes to make the 'holographic principle' understandable to students. Photo: private
  • 06.04.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

A Voyage to the Boundaries of Physics

As complicated as particle physics may be, experiments such as those conducted at CERN make it clear how researchers in this discipline work. . However, theoretical physicists, whose work is based on mathematical models, have more difficulty explaining their work. A project from ETH Zurich attempts to provide easy-to-understand insight into a current field of research in theoretical physics.
The pixel detector is pushed into the belly of the CMS experiment. In the middle with a flashlight: Prof. Roland Horisberger, the 'father of the pixel detector'. Photo: M. Brice / CERN
  • 09.03.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

Heart surgery at CERN

During the recent service pause of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a key component of the CMS experiment was replaced at the beginning of March: the new pixel detector is even more powerful than its predecessor – raising hopes for new insights in elementary particle physics.
In December 2016, over 100 future SESAME users met in Jordan to discuss SESAME's future research program. Photo: Caraban Gonzalez, Noemi
  • 15.02.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

Research as a peace project

The laws of particle physics apply regardless of place and time, but the laws can’t be explored or their applications studied equally well in any location. Particularly in poorer countries, cost-intensive research projects face big challenges. Against this background, there is a ray of hope that the first Synchrotron in the Middle East for the production of high-brilliance X-ray radiation, called SESAME, will be launched during summer 2017. Switzerland has contributed to the success of this project.
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