Membre de la SCNAT

CHIPP reunit les chercheuses et chercheurs dans la physique des particules, des astroparticules et de la physique nucléaire en Suisse. Il renforce la participation suisse dans des projets et des comités internationaux. Il coordonne la recherche et les activités d’enseignement et stimule l’intérêt du grand public.en plus

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Bernd Krusche
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Dear colleagues
we are sorry to share the sad news about our dear colleague Bernd. Our thoughts are with the family and friends.


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.

Événements, Annonces, Publications

PSI2022 poster - teaser
Physics at fundamental Symmetries and Interactions PSI2022

The workshop focuses on the physics at the low energy, high precision frontier without neglecting complementary approaches. It aims at highlighting present activities and future developments. The Paul Scherrer Institut

Image : PSI, Switzerland
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

Künstlerische Darstellung des geplanten Einstein-Teleskops.
Making (gravitational) waves in Switzerland

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

Image : Bild: R. Williams (STScI), Hubble Deep Field Team und NASA
The so-called "cyclotron bunker".
Isotope factory and experimental arena

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

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  • Gino Isidori
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