Prix Schläfli

Alternatively within the MAP disciplines. 2018: mathematics, 2019: physics, 2020: astronomy, etc.

Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
  • 20.06.2019

Call Prix Schläfli 2020

The Prix Schläfli, one of the longest-running science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in each of the following natural science disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Astronomy.
Pokale Prix Schläfli
  • 21.05.2019

SCNAT honours the four best dissertations in sciences

Controlling the amount of phosphate in cells, the processes involved in catalysts, land use in Madagascar and a paradox of quantum physics – these are the topics for which the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2019 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Murielle Delley (Chemistry), Matteo Fadel (Physics), Rebekka Wild (Biology) and Julie Zähringer (Geosciences) receive the prize for the findings arrived at in their dissertations. For the first time, six of the candidates for the Prix Schläfli in Physics were also selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
Matteo Fadel: Prix Schläfli 2019 Physik
  • 21.05.2019

Matteo Fadel - Paradoxical entanglements

A labyrinth of mirrors, a shiny pot, countless cables and digital displays. Visiting Matteo Fadel at his workplace at the University of Basel, he first takes us to the laboratory where he tracks strange quantum phenomena. Somewhere in the midst of all this apparatus, several hundred atoms are trapped and brought into a state that still causes physicists a lot of headaches today.

Prix de Quervain

Awarded on odd years for high-altitude research and on even years for polar research.

montagna capricorno
  • 05.03.2019

Prix de Quervain 2019: Mise au concours

Le Prix de Quervain 2019 est mis au concours pour la recherche de haute altitude, c’est-à-dire pour des sujets qui concernent la haute montagne ou qui découlent nécessairement de ce domaine.
Prix de Quervain 2017
  • 23.11.2017

Symposium "Prix de Quervain" 2017

Diesjähriges öffentliches Symposium zur Verleihung des Prix de Quervain 2017.
Prix de Quervain 2015
  • 06.11.2015

Prix de Quervain 2015 : Des nouveaux résultats de recherche mettent en évidence la vulnérabilité d’habitats de haute montagne

La remise du prix par la Commission suisse de recherche polaire et de haute altitude des Académies suisses des sciences et par la Commission pour le Jungfraujoch de l’Académie suisse des sciences naturelles a eu lieu le 5 novembre à Berne, au Musée alpin. Les travaux suivants ont été récompensés : Steven Sylvester, de l’EPF de Zurich; Chrystelle Gabbud, de l’Université de Lausanne; Matthieu Heiniger, de l’Université de Genève.


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.
The CHIPP Prize winner 2017: Dr. Johanna Gramling.
  • 22.08.2017

Il Premio CHIPP 2017 assegnato a Johanna Gramling

La rilevazione sperimentale della materia oscura è una delle grandi sfide della ricerca nella fisica moderna. Quest’anno il premio dell’Istituto di Fisica delle Particelle (CHIPP) è stato assegnato al fisico Johanna Gramling per il suo contributo alla ricerca di questa componente misteriosa della materia.
Mohamed Rameez, winner of the CHIPP Prize 2016.
  • 23.08.2016

Mohamed Rameez wins the CHIPP Prize 2016

The prize of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) 2016 goes to Mohamed Rameez. The 27-year-old neutrino researcher who just has earned his PhD at the University of Geneva has been awarded for his outstanding contributions to the IceCube Collaboration.

Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
  • 02.10.2018

Tools made of light: Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 with one half to Arthur Ashkin (USA) and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou (France) and Donna Strickland (Canada). Ashkin invented optical tweezers that grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser beam fingers. Mourou and Strickland paved the way towards the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever created by mankind.
Two Black Holes Merge into One
  • 03.10.2017

Le Nobel de physique pour l'observation des ondes gravitationnelles

Trois Américains ont reçu mardi le Nobel de physique pour avoir validé une incroyable prédiction d'Albert Einstein: l'existence d'ondes gravitationnelles créées par les trous noirs. Cette révolution scientifique a propulsé notre connaissance de l'univers jusqu'au coeur du Big Bang.
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.