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Research at Jungfraujoch – Vision and Mission Statement 2015-2050
  • 2015

Research at Jungfraujoch – Vision and Mission Statement 2015-2050

Strategy for further developing the capabilities and infrastructure of the unique, internationally
renowned High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch and for maintaining its clean environment.
Update Roadmap Astronomy 2015
  • 2015

Update to the Roadmap for Astronomy in Switzerland 2007 - 2016

Das Collegium der Schweizer Astronomie-Professoren (CHAPS) hat im Frühjahr 2015, auf Initiative der Kommission für Astronomie der Platform MAP, einen Update der vor acht Jahren publizierten "Roadmap for Astronomy in Switzerland 2007-2016" publiziert.
Superkamiokande, Kamioka, Japan
  • 06.10.2015

Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 for the discovery of neutrino oscillations

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 recognises Takaaki Kajita in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald in Canada, for their key contributions to the experiments which demonstrated that neutrinos change identities. This metamorphosis requires that neutrinos have mass. The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe.

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The pixel detector is pushed into the belly of the CMS experiment. In the middle with a flashlight: Prof. Roland Horisberger, the 'father of the pixel detector'. Photo: M. Brice / CERN
  • 09.03.2017
  • CHIPP
  • Notizie

Heart surgery at CERN

During the recent service pause of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a key component of the CMS experiment was replaced at the beginning of March: the new pixel detector is even more powerful than its predecessor – raising hopes for new insights in elementary particle physics.
In December 2016, over 100 future SESAME users met in Jordan to discuss SESAME's future research program. Photo: Caraban Gonzalez, Noemi
  • 15.02.2017
  • CHIPP
  • Notizie

Research as a peace project

The laws of particle physics apply regardless of place and time, but the laws can’t be explored or their applications studied equally well in any location. Particularly in poorer countries, cost-intensive research projects face big challenges. Against this background, there is a ray of hope that the first Synchrotron in the Middle East for the production of high-brilliance X-ray radiation, called SESAME, will be launched during summer 2017. Switzerland has contributed to the success of this project.
The science fiction novel 'The Three-Body Problem' written by Cixin Liu was released in December 2016 in German (titled 'Die drei Sonnen').
  • 12.01.2017
  • CHIPP
  • Notizie

Blocked future

The Chinese writer Cixin Liu has landed an international bestseller with the novel 'The Three-Body Problem'. Now his story about the fight between the Earth and the Trisolaran population is also available in German translation. In the dress of a science fiction novel, the 53-year-old author expresses his deep conviction: without fundamental research in physics, technical progress remains on the line.
Bahar Behzadi, physics teacher at the 'Freies Gymnasium Zürich'. Photo: zVg
  • 07.12.2016
  • CHIPP
  • Notizie

"Making physics vivid and interesting"

Bahar Behzadi, physics teacher at the Freies Gymnasium Zürich, participated with her pupils in the last year's competition "Physics in Advent". The class performed excellently in the competition and was granted a visit to the Swiss Science Center Technorama in Winterthur. In the interview, the 44-year-old teacher reports on her experiences.
Prof. Laura Baudis (Uni. of Zurich) at the TEDxCERN event 2016
  • 28.11.2016
  • CHIPP
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"We do not see the whole picture"

Laura Baudis, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Zurich, recently talked about the extremely difficult search for Dark Matter at the TEDxCERN event in Geneva. In the talk, which is available as a video recording, she gives a well understandable insight into one of the hotest topics of current particle physics research.
Physics in Advent: Whether 'Nikolaus' or 'Weihnachtsmann' - without physics nothing works. Photo: PiA
  • 18.11.2016
  • CHIPP
  • Notizie

24 simple and yet ingenious experiments until Christmas

Once more, clever pupils from all over Switzerland are invited to the pre-Christmas competition 'Physics in Advent'. Starting on December 1st, participants are asked to solve a simple physical task every day. Special prices for individual pupils as well as for whole school classes are provided. Indeed, teachers from Swiss schools are invited to participate in the competition with their class. One of the prizes is a class trip to CERN.