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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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CHIPP has been founded in October 2003, thereby superseding the ‘Forum of Swiss High Energy Physicists’ (History, founding message of the first Chair). Forum Chairs have been: Pierre Piroué (before 1988; pre-Forum era), Ludwig Tauscher (1988-1996), and Claude Amsler (1997-2003).

Early 2011, CHIPP has acquired legal personality by transforming itself into an Association according to Swiss law. This step is a milestone in CHIPP’s history, as it allows the Association to conclude employment contracts and sign other legal documents. Since 1 January 2012, CHIPP is a member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.

Since 2003 the following CHIPP Board members have served as CHIPP Chairs:

Allan Clark (2004/2005)

André Rubbia (2006/2007)

Ulrich Straumann (2008/2009)

Martin Pohl (2010/2011)

Klaus Kirch (2012/2013)

Olivier Schneider (2014/2015)

Tatsuya Nakada (2016/2019)

Rainer Wallny (2020/2021)

Michele Weber (2022)

Ben Kilminster (2023/2024)

See the list of CHIPP Chairs and Vice-Chairs since 2003.