Particle physics in Switzerland

University of Basel: Physics Department

Particle physics is one of the core areas in the Physics department at the University of Basel, together with nanophysics, astrophysics and nuclear physics. More info at

University of Bern: LHEP, ITP and AEC

The Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP) is a division of the Physics Institute at the University of Bern. The LHEP is engaged in high energy physics and in the development of new particle detectors, as well as in neutrino physics and medical applications of particle physics. More info at

The area of theoretical physics is covered at the University of Bern by the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP). More info at

The Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC), including the LHEP and ITP, was established at the University of Bern in 2011. The AEC is focused on experimental and theoretical particle physics and their applications, e.g. in the medical sector. Also worth mentioning are the creation of spin-offs and outreach activities. With more than 100 members, the AEC represents the largest research group in particle physics of all Swiss universities. More info at

EPFL Lausanne: IPEP and ITP

The Institut de physique de l'énergie et des particules (IPEP) at the EPFL Lausanne is divided in five groups: the Plasma Research Center, the Laboratory of Astrophysics, the Laboratory for Particle Accelerators Physics, the Laboratory for High Energy Physics and the Laboratory for Reactor Physics and System Behaviour. More info at

The EPFL accomodates as well the Institut de théorie des phénomènes physiques (ITP). More info at

ETH Zürich: IPP and ITP

The Institute of Particle Physics belongs to the Department of Physics of the ETH Zürich (IPP-ETHZ) and comprises the High Energy Physics Laboratory, the Particle Physics Laboratory and the Ion Beam Physics group. More info at

The Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP-ETHZ) covers the areas of Condensed Matter, Mathematical Physics, Computational Physics, Particle Physics and Quantum Information. More info at

University of Fribourg: Physics Department

The Physics Department of the University of Fribourg is divided in five groups of research in experimental physics and three in theoretical physics. More info at

University of Geneva: DPNC, DPT and ISDC

The Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire (DPNC) at the University of Geneva accommodates the research groups AMS/POLAR, CDF and ATLAS, Neutrino, IceCube/CTA, EUDET, FAST, L3, Heavy Ions as well as technical groups. More info at

Researchers at the Département de Physique théorique (DPT) at the University of Geneva are involved in a large variety of research topics, ranging from cosmology to string theory. More info at

The Integral Science Data Center (ISDC) for astrophysics is a member of the Astronomy Observatory of the University of Geneva. The ISDC participates in various space missions and other scientific projects in the area of high-energy astrophysics. More info at

Paul Scherrer Institute: LTP

The Labor für Teilchenphysik (LTP) at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen investigates the fundamental particles and the forces acting between them. Researchers at PSI study among other things pions, muons and neutrons. They have at their disposal special knowledge in detector building, in electronics and in chip designing. More info at

University of Zürich: Department of Physics

The Department of Physics of the University of Zurich is located on the Zurich-Irchel campus of the university. It comprises research groups (theorists and experimentalists) in the areas of particle and astroparticle physics, as well as in condensed matter physics. More info at