Member of SCNAT

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

Image: ESOmore

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

SciFi Tracker inside LHCb detector
Restarting the LHC: a new era of physics data

After three years of a scheduled break, the Large Hadron Collider LHC at CERN is back at full throttle, accelerating particle beams at record energies and since 5 July 2022

Image: Brice, Maximilien CERN
Ben Kilminster (circled) watching the announcement of the Higgs discovery in the middle of the night at Fermilab
Hopp Higgs!

Ten years ago, on 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations cautiously announced the discovery of a particle “consistent with the Higgs boson” at CERN. In the end it



Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP)
c/o Prof. Dr. Michele Weber
University of Bern
Laboratory for High Energy Physics LHEP
Sidlerstrasse 5
3012 Bern

CHIPP Executive Board

  • Michele Weber (Chair)
  • Gino Isidori
  • Ben Kilminster
  • Tobias Golling

CHIPP Administrator

Proton-Proton Collision (LHC, CERN)

CHIPP Outreach Portal

Particle physics news