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: 16-1-2020

  • Update Plenary, Board, EB minutes
  • Unpdate Media links
  • The Balloon museum in Chateau d'Oex hosts the new temporary exhibition 'Art & Science' link_update
  • New article "About the movie "Les Particules" by Blaise Harrison", article by B. Vogel link
  • The Briefing Book for the 2020 European Strategy Particle Physics Update is now available Document
  • CHIPP Prize 2019 link
  • Plenary meeting 2019 link

Particle physics news


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  • Notizie
  • Pubblicazioni

Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, venue for the drafting session of the European strategy for particle physics.
  • 20.01.2020
  • Comunicato stampa
  • Notizie

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
  • Comunicato stampa
  • Notizie

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
  • Comunicato stampa
  • Notizie

Lesya Shchutska vuole dimostrare l'esistenza di neutrini pesanti

Lesya Shchutska (pronuncia: Schutska) ha 33 anni e già professore di Fisica delle particelle elementari presso l'Istituto Federale Svizzero di Tecnologia di Losanna (EPFL). "Al momento non riesco a immaginare di fare qualcosa di diverso dalla fisica", afferma il ricercatore, che si occupa di particelle che finora esistono solo nelle menti dei fisici teorici.

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.


c/o Prof. Dr. Rainer Wallny
ETH Zürich
HPK F 26
Otto-Stern-Weg 5
8093 Zürich



Proton-Proton Collision (LHC, CERN)

CHIPP Outreach Portal

IPPOG collaboration

IPPOG Collaboration

European Particle Physics Communication Network

Executive Board

CHIPP Executive Board

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

CHIPP Administrator