This is an attempt to collect information regarding the Outreach and Education activities of the CHIPP community. Past, present and future activities can be found here, the right persons to contact, outreach material such as posters, talks and publications, press coverage and useful links.
For any comment, input, question etc please contact , who at the moment coordinates the CHIPP outreach group and who is the Swiss representative at The International Particle Physics Outreach Group: . .
Switzerland is represented by in the European Particle Physics Communication Network
If you would like to participate (even occasionally) in communicating Particle Physics with and to the Media, if you have news, photos, announcements to do .. please contact .
If you would like to get information on particle physics and related topics, invite a speaker, visit a laboratory (e.g. CERN) or any other business, contact one of the following persons:
Katharina Mueller, Dr.
Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
Office: UZH Y36-J-05
kmueller [at] physik.uzh.ch
Phone: +41 44 63 55772
Univ. Bern :
Prof. Dr Antonio Ereditato
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics
Laboratory for High Energy Physics
University of Bern
Tel +41 31 6318566
FAX +41 31 6314487
Secretariat : +41 31 6314064
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Univ. Geneva :
Prof. Alain Blondel
24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Tel : +41 22 379 6227
E-Mail : Alain.Blondel@cern.ch
Univ. Zurich :
Prof. Thomas Gehrmann
Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Zürich
Phone +41 44 635 5818
Fax: +41 44 635 5704
E-Mail : email@example.com
Dr. Quentin Ingram
Paul Scherrer Institut, OFLC/010
CH-5232 Villigen PSI
Tel : +41 56 310 3258
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
ETH Zurich :
Prof. Günther Dissertori
ETH Hönggerberg, HPK E28
Tel : +41 44 633 4288
E-Mail : email@example.com
Past, present and upcoming activities
Here you can find announcements for outreach activities (such as seminars, open days etc.)
- In Oct. 2006 the CHIPP Plenary meeting has endorsed a proposal to organize a CHIPP summer school in 2007. Details on this proposal can be found in given at that meeting.
- Presentation of Swiss Outreach activities at the EPPOG meeting in by G. Dissertori.
Teachers programme :
Useful material :
Here you can find and download slides of talks for the general public, posters, publications and many more...
Talks for the general public:
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 producing first collisions for physics analyses. Institutes from all over Switzerland have contributed to the upgrading of the enormous particle physics complex and scientists are keen to their hands on the new data it will produce in its new run.Image: Brice, Maximilien CERN
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 turned out to *be* the Higgs boson, the particle that had been predicted by theorists nearly forty years earlier. What was it like to witness the announcement of one of the discoveries of the century? And what have we learned about the mysterious Higgs in the ten years since?Image: FERMILAB
EPFL graduate Guillaume Pietrzyk wins CHIPP PhD prizeImage: Gaëlle Khreich IJCLab
In Switzerland, gravitational waves go a long way. Not only were they predicted by Albert Einstein in his famous general theory of relativity; Swiss researchers have been involved in attempts to detect gravitational waves from the very beginning and are keen to lend their expertise, including from particle physics, to future projects as well. Here’s an update about the current state of research…Image: Bild: R. Williams (STScI), Hubble Deep Field Team und NASA
For cancer patients, every day counts. Imagine one could skip one step in the cancer diagnosis and treatment process and do both at the same time: finding out where the tumor is and attacking it right away. A team at the University of Bern, which runs its own medical cyclotron laboratory, is currently working on exactly that. Their cyclotron is a proper workhorse for science. During the night, it produces medical isotopes for cancer diagnostics. During the day, it sidelines as a test facility for particle physics and multi-disciplinary scientific activities.Image: Uni Bern.