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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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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

Two employees from the University of Geneva test components of the FASER particle detector during the experiment's commissioning phase in 2021.

First sighting of neutrinos from a collider collision

It’s a first in the world of physics: the FASER and SND@LHC experiments at CERN have seen first ever confirmed evidence of a neutrino produced in a particle collision at

Image: Anna Sfyrla
The experimental setup at the cyclotron - DIAMON

“Strange animals” in the spotlight

When protons or ions collide with targets or each other, they produce lots of new particles. Some of these are wanted, some are unwanted, but whatever their desired status –

Image: U. Bern


Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP)
c/o Prof. Dr. Ben Kilminster
Universität Zürich
Department of Physics
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

CHIPP Executive Board

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

CHIPP Administrator

Proton-Proton Collision (LHC, CERN)

CHIPP Outreach Portal

Particle physics news