Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP)

Lo Swiss Institute of Particle Physics CHIPP è un‘organizzazione federativa dei ricercatori svizzeri nel campo della fisica delle particelle, della fisica delle astroparticelle e della fisica nucleare. Ai compiti di CHIPP appartengono la coordinazione e il sostegno della partecipazione svizzera a progetti internazionali e a gruppi di lavoro internazionali, la coordinazione degli impegni di ricerca e di istruzione, nonché il lavoro con il pubblico.

This is achieved by keeping a continuous dialogue between the particle physicists of different cantonal universities and federal institutes. CHIPP is recognized as the representative of Swiss particle physics both nationally and internationally. It awards yearly a Prize to a PhD student, supports workshops and conferences, organises PhD schools, and develops outreach projects.

CHIPP updates
Immagine: CHIPP, Switzerland
CHIPP updates
CHIPP updates (Immagine: CHIPP, Switzerland)

UPDATES: 14-11-2019

  • New article "Visiting the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector" by B. Vogel link
  • Board documents update link
  • News update link
  • The Briefing Book for the 2020 European Strategy Particle Physics Update is now available Document
  • JOB OPENING: PSI Job opening for LTP Group Leader position link_PSI
  • New article "Callum Wilkinson prepares the DUNE experiment at the University of Bern" by B. Vogel link
  • EB minutes updated link
  • CHIPP Prize 2019 link
  • Plenary meeting 2019 link
  • CHIPP Plenary 2019 link
  • Announcement: The Balloon museum in Chateau d'Oex hosts the new temporary exhibition 'Art & Science' link

Particle physics news


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A 1.7 km long tunnel leads to the neutrino detector Super-Kamiokande. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 11.11.2019
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Visita in Giappone al rivelatore Super-Kamiokande (part 1)

Nessuna particella elementare attraversa più frequentemente l’universo degli schivi neutrini.
Le ricerche delle piccolissime particelle quasi senza massa è al centro dell’odierna fisica delle particelle elementari. Probabilmente il contributo più importante degli ultimi vent’anni alla conoscenza del neutrino lo dobbiamo al rivelatore giapponese Super-Kamiokande in cui diversi gruppi di ricercatori Svizzeri sono coinvolti. Una visita alle montagne in Giappone.
Fermilab and University of Bern join forces for neutrino physics
  • 08.10.2019
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Fermilab and University of Bern join forces for neutrino physics

Neutrinos are ubiquitous yet elusive particles that could shed light on the early evolution of the universe. As one of the world’s major laboratories for neutrino physics, Fermilab partners with leading organizations around the globe to get a firmer grasp on these subtle particles.
Panoramica della sala sperimentale di fisica delle alte energie all’Universita di Berna: Callum Wilkinson in piedi vicino a criostato (l’unita di raffreddamento) che contiene quattro dei cubi dell’ultima camera a proiezione temporale del rivelatore ‘vicino’ di DUNE per essere testati.
  • 24.09.2019
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Callum Wilkinson prepara l’esperimento DUNE all’Università di Berna

Nel 2025, l’esperimento 'Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment' (DUNE) prenderà il via nel nord degli Stati Uniti d’America, vi lavorano i fisici che aspirano a conoscere meglio il neutrino – la particella elementare ancora misteriosa. Una componente importante dell’esperimento DUNE è in costruzione all’Università di Berna.

CHIPP infos

Joint Annual Meeting SPS/OPG

Board meetings

The CHIPP Board meeting is composed by the professors with activities in experimental or theoretical particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics and the heads of the experimental and theoretical particle physics groups at Paul Scherrer Institute. Universities without activities in particle, astroparticle or nuclear physics may nominate one representative. Members that have retired from the active professional life or have acquired the status of Professor emeritus may be admitted as Honorary Board Members.
Group picture of attendees at the SWHEPPS 2016 workshop of CHIPP

CHIPP organisation

The Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP) is an association according to Swiss law regrouping all the particle, astroparticle, and nuclear physicists holding a Master in physics and working for a Swiss institution, as well as the Swiss PhD nationals working at CERN.
Wins the CHIPP Prize 2018: Dr. Claudia Tambasco.
  • 29.08.2018

Claudia Tambasco honoured with CHIPP Prize 2018

In order for physicists at CERN to carry out their experiments for the understanding of matter, the large particle accelerator LHC must be operated with the utmost precision. Ensuring this precision both now and in the future was the overriding goal of a doctoral thesis that Claudia Tambasco recently completed at the EPFL in Lausanne. For this work, the young researcher was today (28.08.2018) awarded the prize of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) at a ceremony in Lausanne.


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Executive Board

CHIPP Executive Board

  • Tatsuya Nakada (Chair)
  • Michele Weber
  • Adrian Signer
  • Günther Dissertori

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