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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2019
Aug 26
2019
Aug 30
SPS Joint annual meeting 2019
  • SPS
  • CHIPP
  • Award Ceremony
  • Conference
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Zürich

Swiss Physical Society (SPS) Joint Annual Meeting 2019

The next Annual Meeting will take place at the University of Zürich, in the week of 26 - 30 August 2019. The well established tradition of organising the conference every second year jointly with the Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG) will continue. Further partners, e.g. the MaNEP association, will also contribute.
Luzia Germann awardee of the crystallography PhD Prize 2019
  • 08.08.2019
  • Swiss Society for Crystallography
  • News

Crystallography PhD Prize 2019

The PhD Prize of the Swiss Society of Crystallography (SGK/SSCr) is awarded to Dr Luzia Germann for her thesis "Investigation of Solid State Reactions of Molecular Functional Materials by in situ X-ray Powder Diffraction". The award ceremony will take place during the society's Annual Meeting, Sept. 4, 2019 at EPFL Valais in Sion.
2019
Aug 30
Logo of the IYPT 2019 - International Year of Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements
  • MAP
  • SPS
  • Symposium
  • Zürich

On the Origin of the Elements

The Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and SCNAT celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements (IYPT 2019) with a special symposium on Friday, 30 August 2019 in Zurich.
2019
Feb 16
2019
Sep 2
  • SVSN
  • SAV
  • Other
  • Vaud

Bourse du 200e

La SVSN et la Société Académique Vaudoise (SAV) ont à cœur de soutenir la relève et proposent à l’occasion du bicentenaire de la SVSN une bourse s’élevant à 30’000 CHF. Elle est destinée à soutenir le projet scientifique d’un jeune chercheur dans le domaine des sciences naturelles.
2019
Sep 2
2019
Sep 3
Poster of Paul Bernays Lectures 2019
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  • Conference
  • Lecture
  • Zürich

Quantum Computing and the Fundamental Limits of Computation

The Paul Bernays Lectures are an annual honorary lecture series about the philosophy of the exact sciences. This year’s lectures will be held by Prof. Scott Aaronson, University of Texas at Austin (USA), on Quantum Computing and the Fundamental Limits of Computation on 2-3 September 2019 at ETH Zurich.
2019
Sep 11
MyTalents – Berufswahlparcours
  • Schullabor EXPERIO Roche
  • Workshop
  • Kaiseraugst

myTalents - Berufswahlparcours (buchbar für einzelne Schülerinnen und Schüler)

Nicht über Berufe reden, sondern sie erlebbar machen.

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.