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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2018
Aug 24
2018
Dec 17
  • University of Bern
  • seminar
  • Bern

Seminar series: Climate and Environmental Physics (CEP)

Mondays at 16:15 in room B5, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern
2018
Dec 17
  • University of Bern
  • seminar
  • Bern

Politically informed advice for climate action

Seminar series: Climate and Environmental Physics (CEP)
Die Kernfusion – Auf dem Weg zu einer alternativen Energiequelle
  • 2017
  • NGB
  • article
  • conference report

Die Kernfusion – Auf dem Weg zu einer alternativen Energiequelle

Die Kernfusion gilt als nahezu unerschöpfliche, sichere und umweltfreundliche Energiequelle. Im Gegensatz zur Kernspaltung werden bei dieser Technik leichte Kerne zur Bildung von schwereren verwendet.
Fotografische Vielfalt des Vereinsjahres 2016
  • 2017
  • NGB
  • magazine

Mitteilungen 2017

Die Mitteilungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Bern enthalten wissenschaftliche Beiträge oder die Referate ausgewählter Vortragszyklen, die Jahresberichte der NGB, die Sitzungsberichte der Bernischen Botanischen Gesellschaft und weitere Informationen.
2018
Sep 21
2018
Dec 21
  • University of Bern
  • seminar
  • Bern

Seminars about Microwavephysics and Atmospheric Physics

Fridays, at 10:15 in room A97, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern
Physics in advent
  • 06.11.2018
  • CHIPP
  • News

PiA - Physics in Advent: still 24 experiments until Christmas

PiA offers 24 entertaining physics experiments to do yourself again this year. Due to the great interest from abroad, physics will be available in English during Advent, just like last year.

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.