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Prof. Rainer Wallny (ETHZ)
  • 20.09.2020
  • News
  • Press release

CHIPP President Prof. Rainer Wallny on the updated "European Strategy for Particle Physics

On June 19th CERN Council adopted the update of the "European Strategy for Particle Physics 2020". This document updates an earlier strategy paper that was adopted by the Council in 2013, just after the Higgs discovery in 2012. It identifies the medium and long-term priorities of fundamental research in particle physics and thus forms an important basis for the construction of the European research infrastructure. The implications of this strategy update for Swiss particle physics are answered by Rainer Wallny, Professor of Particle Physics at ETH Zurich and President of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP), the umbrella organisation of Swiss particle physics.
BL4S logo
  • 17.09.2020
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

Geneva school wins “Beamline for Schools” 2020 competition

The delta+ is a type of baryon, the family of sub-atomic particles to which the more well-known proton and neutron belong. A team of physics enthusiasts at the International School of Geneva is working intensively on these extremely unstable elementary particles. In September they will travel to Hamburg for an experiment at the renowned particle physics research institute DESY. They owe this extraordinary research trip to winning this year's “Beamline for Schools” (BL4S) competition at CERN.
Dominik Moos (ZG) gewinnt Bronze an Europäischer Physik-Olympiade 2020
  • 29.07.2020
  • Wissenschafts-Olympiade
  • Press release

Schweizer Schüler gewinnt Bronze an Europäischer Physik-Olympiade 2020

Die Europäische Physik-Olympiade, kurz EuPhO, stellte dieses Jahr 260 Mittelschülerinnen und Mittelschüler aus 53 Ländern vor physikalische Rätsel. Der Wettbewerb fand vom 21. – 26. Juli virtuell statt.
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.
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
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.
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.
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