Particle Physics

Particle physics probes the basic building blocks of matter and their interactions, which determine the structure and properties of the extreme diversity of matter in the universe. It aims at explaining what holds the world together in its most fundamental constituents.

Proton-Proton Collision (LHC, CERN)
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Proton-Proton Collision (LHC, CERN)
Proton-Proton Collision (LHC, CERN)

Modern physics relies on an elegant «Standard Model of particle physics», a quantum field theory based on three symmetries and a symmetry breaking. This theory describes and explains magnificently all experimental results obtained so far. With the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the last missing piece of the Standard Model has been experimentally confirmed. Experiments at CERN and at other international laboratories now continue to test the validity and limits of the Standard Model in ever widening scope. However, for a comprehensive understanding of the laws of nature a theory beyond the Standard Model is needed, which should include gravitation and explain the presence of dark matter and dark energy in the universe.

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2020
Jan 13
2020
Jan 20
  • VHSBB
  • Seminar
  • Basel

Was ist Licht? Erkenntnisse der Quantenphysik

Die Quanteneigenschaften des Lichts lassen sich als Werkzeug nutzen für eine radikal neue Quantentechnologie.
2020
Jan 23
2020
Jan 24
Jet d'eau de Genève
  • DiNat.ch
  • Conference
  • Geneva

11th Swiss Forum for Natural Sciences and Geography Education

The 11th Swiss Forum for Natural Sciences and Geography Education will take place on 23-24 January 2020 at the University of Geneva. The forum proposes to offer an up-to-date and stimulated picture of education in science and geography in Switzerland and neighbouring countries.
2020
Jan 24
2020
Mar 20
Physik am Freitag 2020
  • University of Bern
  • Conference
  • Education/Training
  • Bern

Physik am Freitag 2020

Seit mehr als 10 Jahren bieten die Physikalischen Institute der Universität Bern an fünf Freitagen ab 16:30 Uhr eine Reihe von fünf öffentlichen Vorträgen an, in denen aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse der Physik erläutert werden. Die Vorträge werden in der Regel auf Deutsch gehalten und dauern etwa eine Stunde, gefolgt von Fragen und kleinen Erfrischungen.
2020
Jan 25
2020
Feb 2
42 FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL de BALLONS
  • CHIPP
  • Celebration / Festival
  • Cultural event
  • Education/Training
  • Exhibition
  • Château-d'Oex

Balloon Festival in Château-d'Oex

In Château-d'Oex on January 25th, Hans Peter Beck will repeat with some of his students students the balloon flight of Albert Gockel from 1909 (with modern equipment!), and measure cosmic rays.
2020
Jan 25
2020
Feb 1
Speakers of the Saturday Morning Physics 2020
  • University of Basel
  • Education/Training
  • Basel

Saturday Morning Physics 2020

The "Saturday Morning Physics" are an exciting series of events for physics enthusiasts and accessible for young people from 14 years or more. On two Saturdays, two researchers will present two current topics in physics.
2020
Jan 25
Balloon festival at Château-d'Oex
  • SPS
  • Cultural event
  • Château-d'Oex

Balloon flight to commemorate the Albert Gockel's flight of 1909

On 25 January 2020, a balloon flight is planned to commemorate Albert Gockel's flight of 1909, where he measured the ionisation of air up to 4500 m altitude. Even though Albert Gockel did not speak of cosmic rays at the time, and expressed some doubts about the reliability of his instruments, this Swiss physicist can still be counted among the discoverers of cosmic rays.

Swiss physicists in dialog with the society

Swiss physicists want to make their fascinating research understandable to the interested public and to debate its meaning for our society together with representatives of other fields.