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Maxime Schubiger (EPFL) on behalf of the LHCb collaboration at ICHEP2018
  • 05.07.2018
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NEWS from ICHEP2018, SEOUL, Korea

Many Swiss physicists are now in Seoul (Korea) for the very prestigious conference ICHEP2018. We report here their latest findings and contributions to the conference.
Lea Caminada in front of the PSI building, where she works as a particle physicist.
  • 25.06.2018
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In the triangle Uni Zurich-PSI-CERN

Anyone who studies physics at the University of Zurich knows Lea Caminada for her lectures. Most of the time, however, you will not find the particle physicist on the Irchel campus, but at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen in the canton of Aargau doing research. There, the 36-year-old scientist develops sophisticated measuring instruments, which are then used at CERN for cutting-edge research. In a questionnaire, Lea Caminada gives an insight into her everyday life as an experimental physicist.
HL-LHC
  • 15.06.2018
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LHC with higher luminosity

On 15 June, the European Particle Physics Laboratory (CERN) in Geneva officially celebrates the upcoming upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). By the year 2026, the performance of the world's largest particle accelerator will be significantly improved by many technical optimizations in order to empower new insights into the nature of matter.
Namu Bae photo
  • 04.06.2018
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Namu Bae from Switzerland won an honour mention at the European Physics Olympiad in Moscow

Swiss high school students participated at the second European Physics Olympiad in Moscow (Russia) from May 28 to June 1 this year.
CERN map
  • 04.06.2018
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How the Higgs boson interacts with the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark ?

ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN describe for the first time the interaction of the two heaviest elementary particles of the Standard Model. Members of the Department of Physics of the Swiss institutes: the University of Geneva, the University of Zurich (UZH) and ETH Zurich have been involved in the analysis in a leading manner.
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.
  • 28.05.2018
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XENON1T probes deeper into Dark Matter WIMPs, with 1300 kg of cold Xe atoms

Results from XENON1T, the world’s largest and most sensitive detector dedicated to a direct search for Dark Matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), are reported today (Monday, 28th May) by the spokesperson, Prof. Elena Aprile of Columbia University, in a seminar at the hosting laboratory, the INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS), in Italy.
European Physics Olympiad
  • 25.05.2018
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Swiss team will participate in the second European Physics Olympiad

Five of Switzerland’s best-in-physics high school students will take part in the European Physics Olympiad, which will be held at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in Russia from May 28 to June 1 this year.
Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
  • 25.05.2018
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Call Prix Schläfli 2019

The “Alexander Friedrich Schläfli Prize” of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) is one of the oldest prizes in Switzerland. Since the first awarding in 1866, 108 young talents in different natural science disciplines have been distinguished.
OPERA working group taken few days before the announcement of the first tau neutrino event.
  • 22.05.2018
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OPERA collaboration presents its final results on neutrino oscillations.

OPERA collaboration reports the observation of a total of 10 candidate events for a muon to tau-neutrino conversion, in what are the very final results of the experiment.
Geschlechtersymbole
  • 17.05.2018
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Gender Gap in Science – the 2018 Global Survey of Scientists

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing and Natural Scientists has been launched on 1st May 2018 and will be opened for answers until 31st October 2018. Please participate!
School class of the Freies Gymnasium Bern visits CERN
  • 14.05.2018
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Physics lessons – a day at CERN

Students of the Freies Gymnasium Bern (FGB) with focus on mathematics and physics visited the European particle physics laboratory CERN in Geneva on 24 April.
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
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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.
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