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Swiss team at the 2019 European Physics Olympiad: Robin von Reding, Noah Roux, Ramón Buchenberger, Yanjun Zhou, Etienne Rösli
  • 06.06.2019
  • Wissenschafts-Olympiade
  • Press release

Drei Auszeichnungen für Schweizer Schüler an European Physics Olympiad

In die Schuhe eines Physikers schlüpften fünf Schweizer Gymnasiasten. Nach einer Experimental- und Theorieprüfung wurden drei von ihnen mit einer Honorable Mention ausgezeichnet.
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
  • News
  • Press release

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.
Matteo Fadel: Prix Schläfli 2019 Physik
  • 21.05.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

Matteo Fadel - Paradoxical entanglements

A labyrinth of mirrors, a shiny pot, countless cables and digital displays. Visiting Matteo Fadel at his workplace at the University of Basel, he first takes us to the laboratory where he tracks strange quantum phenomena. Somewhere in the midst of all this apparatus, several hundred atoms are trapped and brought into a state that still causes physicists a lot of headaches today.
Pokale Prix Schläfli
  • 21.05.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Press release

SCNAT honours the four best dissertations in sciences

Controlling the amount of phosphate in cells, the processes involved in catalysts, land use in Madagascar and a paradox of quantum physics – these are the topics for which the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2019 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Murielle Delley (Chemistry), Matteo Fadel (Physics), Rebekka Wild (Biology) and Julie Zähringer (Geosciences) receive the prize for the findings arrived at in their dissertations. For the first time, six of the candidates for the Prix Schläfli in Physics were also selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
At the Physics Institute at the University of Bern, Armin Fehr and his colleagues have built the future 'Inner Tracker' of the ATLAS detector on a 1 to 1 scale. In the tube on the left, the proton-proton collisions take place. The dark red box shows one of the regions where the Optoboards will be located.
  • 03.05.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Every second fifty terabits of data

From 2026, the performance of the large-scale experiments at the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, in Geneva will be significantly increased. The preliminary work for the upgrade of the large particle accelerator LHC and the associated detectors is currently in full swing. An important contribution is made by the University of Bern, where doctoral student Armin Fehr (26) and his colleagues are working on a component for the ATLAS detector. This component will enable the read-out of the greatly increased data rates from 2026 onwards.
International Day of Light – 16 May
  • 01.05.2019
  • News

International Day of Light 2019

The UNESCO celebrates every year on 16 May the International Day of Light. The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.
Event Horizon Telescope
  • 15.04.2019
  • ANG
  • News

M87- Allererstes Foto eines schwarzen Loches

Das Projekt Event Horizon Telescope (EHT, dt. Ereignishorizont Teleskop) hat zum Ziel, die ersten Fotos der Umgebung der schwarzen Löcher M87* im Virgo-Cluster und Sgr A* (Sgr = Sagittarius = Schütze) im Zentrum der Milchstrasse zu machen.
In November 2018, a jury included the Geneva-based company Securaxis in the funding program of the "Business Incubation Centre of CERN Technologies" in PARK INNOVAARE in Villigen (AG). Photo (from left to right): Glenn Meleder (CEO Securaxis), Benno Rechsteiner (CEO PARK INNOVAARE), and Aurélie Pezous (Knowledge Transfer Officer at CERN).
  • 12.04.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

The Innovation Park “PARK INNOVAARE” in Villigen (AG) supports start-up companies in the field of accelerator technology.

CERN in Geneva is the leading particle physics laboratory worldwide. Large particle accelerators based on the most innovative technologies are used there for fundamental research. One year ago, the innovation park “PARK INNOVAARE” in Villigen (AG) launched, together with CERN, the BIC of CERN program: it supports start-ups and high-tech micro-companies using CERN technologies for commercial applications. These days the second call for proposals has started.
Jürg Pfister, Secretary general of SCNAT
  • 28.03.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

What large-scale research facilities does Switzerland need?

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have been requested by the Confederation to prepare roadmaps for research infrastructures for the various scientific fields. These roadmaps will provide a basis for decision-making on the allocation of federal funding for costly research facilities over the period 2025–2028. SCNAT is responsible for implementing this new procedure within the Swiss Academies, and Secretary General Jürg Pfister believes that it offers the scientific community an opportunity for wider involvement.
The LHCb detector in January 2019. The swiss groups in LHCb are Zurich University and EPFL. Swiss physicists were not directly involved in the analysis leading to the recent CP violation discovery, but were involved in the reviewing of the results and the paper. Photo: CERN
  • 21.03.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

The LHCb collaboration at CERN has discovered a type of CP violation unobserved so far

The LHCb collaboration at CERN has seen, for the first time, the matter–antimatter asymmetry known as CP violation in a so-called D0 meson. LHCb is one of the four large experiments performed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with Swiss participation of Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and University of Zurich.
Die Physik-Olympiade Goldmedaillengewinner (von links nach rechts): Hiro Farré, Nicolas Schmid, Jonas Hofmann, Cédric Solenthaler und Fabian Graf.
  • 19.03.2019
  • Wissenschafts-Olympiade
  • Press release

Goldmedaillen an der Schweizer Physik-Olympiade für fünf Mittelschüler

Fünf junge Schweizer haben sich für die Internationale Physik-Olympiade vom 7. bis 15. Juli in Tel Aviv, Israel qualifiziert. Sie gewannen Gold an der 23. Schweizer Physik-Olympiade.
Anna Soter and her experiment at PSI. Photo: private
  • 28.02.2019
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Anna Soter Wants to use Exotic Atoms for a Subtle Experiment

Gravity accompanies us in our everyday lives—from early morning, when we get out of bed, to late evening, when we drop tiredly onto the mattress. Although no other force of nature shapes our lives as much as gravity, we still know little about it. Many scientists around the world are working to uncover the secrets of gravity. One of them is researching in Canton Aargau: the 32-year-old particle physicist Anna Soter.
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