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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.
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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Zuoz Summer School 2020: VISION AND PRECISION photo
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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.
Artistic representation of a proton decay. Illustration: Hyper-Kamiokande Collaboration
  • 18.11.2019
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Visiting the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector (part 2)

In deep underground tunnels of former mines near the Japanese Alps, teams of scientists with Swiss participation are researching various types of elementary particles. Over the next few years, powerful research instruments will be put into operation with which scientists want to discover the nature of neutrinos. The hoped-for results could lead to solving of deep puzzles in our understanding of the universe.
A 1.7 km long tunnel leads to the neutrino detector Super-Kamiokande. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 11.11.2019
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Visiting the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector (part 1)

Hardly any elementary particle occurs more frequently in the universe than the elusive neutrino. The investigation of the almost massless tiny particle is a focus of current elementary particle physics. Perhaps the most important contribution to the understanding of neutrino has been made over twenty years by the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector, in which several Swiss research groups are involved. A visit to the Japanese mountains.

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