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The astroparticle physicist Prof. Teresa Montaruli at the South Pole where the IceCube experiment is located. Photo: private
  • 04.01.2018
  • news
  • Press release

One focus point is the multi-messenger astronomy

On 9 January 2018 the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC) will officially launch its new Strategy 2017-2026 in Brussels. The strategy is addressing the main scientific issues of astroparticle physics in the upcoming decade. Teresa Montaruli – physics professor at the University of Geneva and the representative of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and of the CHIPP association of professors in the APPEC General Assembly – gives an outlook on the key messages of the new strategy.
ANG_Forschertage_1
  • 17.12.2017
  • news

ANG Forschertage - Next Generation of Scientists

In Räumlichkeiten der Alten Kantonsschule in Aarau wurden die "ANG Forschertage" zum ersten Mal durchgeführt.
The astro particle physicist Tessa Carver (24) writes her PhD theses in the field of neutrino research at the University of Geneva. Photo: private
  • 16.12.2017
  • news

Neutrinos from Nowhere

Thanks to the University of Geneva Swiss astroparticle physics participates in IceCube - a huge experiment in neutrino research at the South Pole. The scientists aim to probe with IceCube the exact origin of the neutrinos coming from the universe. For over two years the young scientist Tessa Carver (24) has been part of the experiment.
ETH graduate student Michal Rawlik with the small ‘prototype cage’, which serves to neutralize the magnetic fields in its interior. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 10.11.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news
  • Press release

A Touch of Magnetism

This fall at the Paul Scherrer Institute, the construction of a new particle physics experiment will begin to determine the electric dipole of the neutron. It will replace a previous experiment, which has performed the so far most sensitive measurement in recent years and for which data evaluation is still ongoing. The new experiment, co-developed by ETH Ph.D. student Michał Rawlik, can detect almost inconceivably small features of magnetism. A successful outcome of the experiment would help explain why there is so much more matter in the universe than antimatter.
Scene from the movie 'Particle Fever': Fabiola Gianotti (at the time speaker of the ATLAS experiment at CERN) in a discussion with a colleague.
  • 18.10.2017
  • SDA
  • Press release

Physik: CERN stellt neuen Rekord bei Messung des Antiprotons auf

CERN-Forschende haben das magnetische Moment des Antiprotons so präzise gemessen wie nie zuvor. Die Genauigkeit übertraf dabei sogar die bei der entsprechenden Vermessung des Protons.
Blicke ins BASE-Experiment am CERN. Foto: BASE Collaboration
  • 18.10.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

An Unimaginably Sharp Image of Antiprotons

Researchers of the Baryon-Antibaryon-Symmetry experiment (BASE) at CERN have achieved a remarkable success: They have determined the magnetic moment of the antiproton with a previously unattained accuracy. The measurement is more precise than the best measurement for the magnetic moment of the proton.
Two Black Holes Merge into One ©SXS
  • 03.10.2017
  • SDA
  • news

Physik-Nobelpreis geht an Gravitationswellen-Entdecker

Vor rund hundert Jahren hat Albert Einstein die Existenz von Gravitationswellen vorhergesagt. Dass man sie jemals nachweisen könnte, glaubte er selbst nicht. Und doch gelang es einem Forscherkonsortium im Herbst 2015. Drei wichtige Köpfe hinter dem Durchbruch erhielten nun den Nobelpreis für Physik.
Prof. Alain Blondel with the Gargamelle bubble chamber on the CERN site in Meyrin: With Gargamelle, "neutral currents" were discovered at CERN in 1973, a rare interaction between neutrinos and matter. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 02.10.2017
  • CHIPP
  • news

Why half the universe is missing

In 2012, the Higgs particle was detected by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN. Since then, one often hears that the Standard Model of particle physics is complete. "Not quite true!" says Alain Blondel, professor of physics at the University of Geneva. There is still the neutrino, which, as it is known today, does not fit into the Standard Model. Exciting news about the elusive particle was published recently: New observations by the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan provide first indications shedding light to a central question of modern physics: Why does the universe consist only of matter while the associated antimatter is missing?
  • 29.09.2017
  • SDA
  • news

Endlich wieder ein Nobelpreis für die Schweiz?

Am Montag fällt in Stockholm der Startschuss der Nobelpreis-Woche mit der Bekanntgabe der Preisträger für Physiologie oder Medizin. Auch einige Forschende in der Schweiz gelten als mögliche Kandidaten. Unter anderen kann die Schweiz diesen drei Wissenschaftlern die Daumen drücken...
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.
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.
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