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ETH graduate student Michal Rawlik with the small ‘prototype cage’, which serves to neutralize the magnetic fields in its interior. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 10.11.2017
  • CHIPP
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  • Press release

A Touch of Magnetism

This fall at the Paul Scherrer Institute, the construction of a new particle physics experiment will begin to determine the electric dipole of the neutron. It will replace a previous experiment, which has performed the so far most sensitive measurement in recent years and for which data evaluation is still ongoing. The new experiment, co-developed by ETH Ph.D. student Michał Rawlik, can detect almost inconceivably small features of magnetism. A successful outcome of the experiment would help explain why there is so much more matter in the universe than antimatter.
Blicke ins BASE-Experiment am CERN. Foto: BASE Collaboration
  • 18.10.2017
  • CHIPP
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An Unimaginably Sharp Image of Antiprotons

Researchers of the Baryon-Antibaryon-Symmetry experiment (BASE) at CERN have achieved a remarkable success: They have determined the magnetic moment of the antiproton with a previously unattained accuracy. The measurement is more precise than the best measurement for the magnetic moment of the proton.
Scene from the movie 'Particle Fever': Fabiola Gianotti (at the time speaker of the ATLAS experiment at CERN) in a discussion with a colleague.
  • 18.10.2017
  • SDA
  • Press release

Physik: CERN stellt neuen Rekord bei Messung des Antiprotons auf

CERN-Forschende haben das magnetische Moment des Antiprotons so präzise gemessen wie nie zuvor. Die Genauigkeit übertraf dabei sogar die bei der entsprechenden Vermessung des Protons.
Prof. Alain Blondel with the Gargamelle bubble chamber on the CERN site in Meyrin: With Gargamelle, "neutral currents" were discovered at CERN in 1973, a rare interaction between neutrinos and matter. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 02.10.2017
  • CHIPP
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Why half the universe is missing

In 2012, the Higgs particle was detected by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN. Since then, one often hears that the Standard Model of particle physics is complete. "Not quite true!" says Alain Blondel, professor of physics at the University of Geneva. There is still the neutrino, which, as it is known today, does not fit into the Standard Model. Exciting news about the elusive particle was published recently: New observations by the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan provide first indications shedding light to a central question of modern physics: Why does the universe consist only of matter while the associated antimatter is missing?
Eleven years after founding, DECTRIS has over 100 employees. Foto: DECTRIS
  • 06.09.2017
  • CHIPP
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Particle Physics Strengthens the Industrialized Country of Switzerland

Particle physics is a basic science that forms our image of matter and the universe. However, the findings of this discipline also have practical applications that directly influence our daily lives. One example is the company DECTRIS AG in Baden-Dättwil. At the joint annual conference of the Austrian Physics Society (ÖPG), the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and the Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP) in Geneva in August, the company presented its latest business ventures.
The CHIPP Prize winner 2017: Dr. Johanna Gramling. Photo: private
  • 22.08.2017
  • CHIPP
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CHIPP Prize 2017 goes to Johanna Gramling

The experimental detection of dark matter is one of the great challenges of current fundamental research in physics. This year’s prize of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) is awarded to the physicist Dr. Johanna Gramling for her latest contributions to the search for this mysterious component of matter.

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