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PET image of brains without (top) and with (bottom) amyloid deposits. The deposits can be recognized by the red colouring, even with reduced spatial resolution (centre and right).
  • 15.05.2020
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The start-up Positrigo uses findings from particle physics for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Positron emission tomography (PET) helps medical doctors to detect cancer and many other diseases. A team of researchers led by ETH Professor Günther Dissertori is working on a new generation of PET scanners that could in future be of great use in pharmacological research and in the treatment of Alzheimer's patients. The technical innovation is based, among other things, on fundamental research at CERN.
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  • 20.04.2020
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Swiss research initiative CHART works on particle accelerators of the future

FCC - these three letters stand for the vision of a new ring accelerator that could be built at the European particle physics laboratory CERN in Geneva. With this long-term goal in mind, Swiss physicists founded the CHART research initiative five years ago. Now the demonstrator of a powerful magnet is available. If the tests are successful, a very first step towards decisive progress in infrastructure for basic research, but also in applications such as, e.g., innovative instrumentation for medical therapies will be achieved.
Physicist Dr. Marina Battaglia is a senior researcher at the FHNW Institute for Data Science and works on the STIX project.
  • 19.03.2020
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University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland researches astroparticles of the Sun

Scientists at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) have spent around ten years building the Spectrometer / Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX). Since 10 February, the research instrument is travelling to the Sun. It will provide accurate measurements of the solar atmosphere and the solar wind and will also cover the polar regions of the Sun that cannot be observed from Earth.
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Zuoz Summer School 2020: VISION AND PRECISION

The PSI Zuoz Summer School is organized by the Theory Group of the Laboratory for Particle Physics (LTP) at PSI.
Hiking from one particle physics experiment to another: Dr. François Drielsma.
  • 04.03.2020
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California-based neutrino researcher François Drielsma

With its European particle physics laboratory CERN, Geneva attracts many researchers to Switzerland. This was also the case with François Drielsma (28). In a doctoral thesis supervised by Prof. Alain Blondel (University of Geneva), the Belgian-born scientist investigated a completely new way to build a particle accelerator.
Prof. Rainer Wallnt (ETHZ)
  • 31.01.2020
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Rainer Wallny on the CERN Future Circular Collider (FCC) project

Particle physicists from all over Europe are currently discussing the future of European particle physics, when the current ring accelerator LHC will be decommissioned around 2035. Next May, the decision could be taken launch technical and financial feasibility studies for the construction of a new, even more powerful particle accelerator.
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, venue for the drafting session of the European strategy for particle physics.
  • 20.01.2020
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Particle physicists formulate future of the field

This week’s drafting session marks final discussions for the update of the European strategy for particle physics
Thomas Daloz plays in 'Les Particules' the high school studentz P.A. Photo: Cineworx
  • 06.01.2020
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About the movie "Les Particules" by Blaise Harrison.

Elementary particle physics and the large-scale CERN research facility have repeatedly inspired artists to engage with modern scientific research. The latest example is the movie 'Les Particules' by French-Swiss filmmaker Blaise Harrison (39). In this art piece scientific research serves as an escape and dream world for an adolescent.
In addition to teaching and research, the 33-year-old scientist knows how to make complex issues comprehensible to a broad audience in a simple language - for example, at continuing education events for teachers or at the EPFL Open Day. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 13.12.2019
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Lesya Shchutska wants to prove the existence of heavy neutrinos

Lesya Shchutska (pronounced: Schutska) is 33 years old and already Professor of Elementary Particle Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). "At the moment I can't imagine doing anything other than physics," says the researcher, who deals with particles that so far only exist in the minds of theoretical physicists.

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