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CHIPP is an association uniting researchers active in particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics in Switzerland. It strengthens the Swiss participation in international projects and committees, coordinates research and teaching activities in Switzerland, and promotes public awareness of the field.more

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  • Illustration of the upgraded neutrino production devices
  • SWICH Workshop photo
  • EPFL professor Lesya Shchutska wins the Swiss Science Prize Latsis 2023.
  • CHIPP Prize 2023 Anne-Mazarine Lyon
  • Admir Greljo is an expert for flavour phenomenology  in Basel
  • EPFL assistant professor Radoslav Marchevski has introduced his specialty – kaon physics – to Switzerland .
  • Two employees from the University of Geneva test components of the FASER particle detector during the experiment's commissioning phase in 2021.
  • The experimental setup at the cyclotron - DIAMON
  • CHIPP WomenInScience 2023
  • CHIPP Winter School 2023
  • Ben Kilminster (circled) watching the announcement of the Higgs discovery in the middle of the night at Fermilab
  • Logo CHIPP
  • Künstlerische Darstellung des geplanten Einstein-Teleskops.
  • Born in Catania, Sicily, Gabriel Cuomo went to Trieste for his master's degree, to Lausanne as a doctoral student, and finally to New York as a postdoc. The picture shows Cuomo during a visit to Switzerland.
  • Comparison between RK measurements. The measurements by the BaBar and Belle collaborations combine B+→K+ℓ+ℓ− and B0→KS0ℓ+ℓ− decays, where ℓ is a lepton. The previous LHCb measurements and the new result [4], which supersedes them, are also shown.
  • CHIPP Roadmap for Research and Infrastructure 2025–2028 and beyond by the Swiss Particle Physics Community
  • The xenon detector at the core of the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment

The Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) is the bottom-up organisation of Swiss particle and astroparticle physics researchers in Switzerland as a legal entity of Swiss law. CHIPP is tasked with coordinating the national efforts in the realm of particle and astroparticle physics.

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.

Events, News, Publications

Gabriela Araujo, she also competes in science communication contests like Famelab

CHIPP prize 2024: When physics comes to life

Congratulations to Gabriela Rodrigues Araujo, this year’s winner of the CHIPP prize for the best thesis in particle physics! Gabriela is a neutrino explorer – exploring those events whose particular

Image: Gabriela Araujo


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  • Ben Kilminster (Chair)
  • Michael Spira
  • Paolo Crivelli
  • Tobias Golling

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