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Born in Catania, Sicily, Gabriel Cuomo went to Trieste for his master's degree, to Lausanne as a doctoral student, and finally to New York as a postdoc. The picture shows Cuomo during a visit to Switzerland.
Gabriel Cuomo receives the CHIPP Prize 2021

Last year, Gabriel Cuomo successfully defended his PhD thesis in theoretical particle physics at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). For this academic achievement, the Sicilian-born physicist, who now lives

Immagine: G. Cuomo
Prof. Martin Hoferichter has held a professorship at the University of Bern since 2020, funded by the Eccellenza programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Various results shake up the Standard Model

At the beginning of April, the US research laboratory Fermilab published a new result for the magnetic dipole moment of the muon. The result caused a broad media response because

Comparison between RK measurements. The measurements by the BaBar and Belle collaborations combine B+→K+ℓ+ℓ− and B0→KS0ℓ+ℓ− decays, where ℓ is a lepton. The previous LHCb measurements and the new result [4], which supersedes them, are also shown.
Exciting news from CERN experiment with Swiss participation

Almost ten years ago, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) made headlines with the discovery of the Higgs particle. These days, the LHCb experiment at CERN has published results

Martin Pohl: Particles, Fields, Space-Time. From Thomson’s Electron to Higgs’ Boson. CRC Press 2021.
Martin Pohl racchiude un secolo di fisica delle particelle tra le pagine di un libro.

Prima di arrivare alla pensione nel 2017, Martin Pohl è stato professore di fisica all'Università di Ginevra e ha lavorato a progetti di ricerca sulla fisica delle particelle per quasi

This device was used at the Paul Scherrer Institute to produce pionic helium atoms for research purposes
Particle physicists create artificial atoms for research purposes

In the laboratories of modern physics the elementary components of matter are studied. To do this, scientists sometimes build artificial atoms to help them understand the laws of matter. A

Claudia Merlassino, CHIPP Prize 2020
Claudia Merlassino wins the CHIPP Prize 2020

Claudia Merlassino was born in Genoa, studied physics in Milan and completed her doctorate at the University of Bern in October 2019, since then she has been doing research at

Beamline for schools
Geneva school wins “Beamline for Schools” 2020 competition

The delta+ is a type of baryon, the family of sub-atomic particles to which the more well-known proton and neutron belong. A team of physics enthusiasts at the International School

Immagine PET di cervelli senza depositi (superiori) e (inferiori) amiloidi. I depositi possono essere riconosciuti dalla colorazione rossa, anche con una risoluzione spaziale ridotta (al centro e a destra).
La start-up Positrigo utilizza i risultati della fisica delle particelle per la diagnosi precoce del morbo di Alzheimer

La tomografia ad emissione di positroni (PET) aiuta i medici a rilevare il cancro e molte altre malattie. Un team di ricercatori guidato dal professor Günther Dissertori sta lavorando a

CHART logo
CHART lavora sugli acceleratori di particelle del futuro

FCC - queste tre lettere rappresentano la visione di un nuovo acceleratore circolare che potrebbe essere costruito presso il laboratorio europeo di fisica delle particelle CERN a Ginevra. Con questo

Physicist Dr. Marina Battaglia is a senior researcher at the FHNW Institute for Data Science and works on the STIX project.
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland researches astroparticles of the Sun

Scientists at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) have spent around ten years building the Spectrometer / Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX). Since 10 February, the

Artistic representation of a proton decay. Illustration: Hyper-Kamiokande Collaboration
Visiting the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector (part 2)

In deep underground tunnels of former mines near the Japanese Alps, teams of scientists with Swiss participation are researching various types of elementary particles. Over the next few years, powerful

A 1.7 km long tunnel leads to the neutrino detector Super-Kamiokande. Photo: B. Vogel
Visita in Giappone al rivelatore Super-Kamiokande (part 1)

Nessuna particella elementare attraversa più frequentemente l’universo degli schivi neutrini. Le ricerche delle piccolissime particelle quasi senza massa è al centro dell’odierna fisica delle particelle elementari. Probabilmente il contributo più

Presso l'Istituto di fisica dell'Università di Berna, Armin Fehr e i suoi colleghi hanno costruito il futuro "Rivelatore Interno" del rilevatore ATLAS su una scala 1: 1. Nel tubo a sinistra, si verificano le collisioni protone-protone. La casella rosso scuro mostra una delle regioni in cui saranno posizionati gli Optoboard.
Cinquanta Terabit di dati ogni secondo

A partire da 2026, le prestazioni dei grandi esperimenti al laboratorio Europeo di fisica delle particelle, il CERN, a Ginevra, saranno aumentate notevolmente. I lavori di preparazione per l’upgrade del

In November 2018, a jury included the Geneva-based company Securaxis in the funding program of the "Business Incubation Centre of CERN Technologies" in PARK INNOVAARE in Villigen (AG). Photo (from left to right): Glenn Meleder (CEO Securaxis), Benno Rechsteiner (CEO PARK INNOVAARE), and Aurélie Pezous (Knowledge Transfer Officer at CERN).
The Innovation Park “PARK INNOVAARE” in Villigen (AG) supports start-up companies in the field of accelerator technology.

CERN in Geneva is the leading particle physics laboratory worldwide. Large particle accelerators based on the most innovative technologies are used there for fundamental research. One year ago, the innovation

Anna Soter and her experiment at PSI. Photo: private
Anna Soter vuole usare degli atomi esotici per un esperimento sofisticato

La forza di gravità ci accompagna in ogni momento della nostra giornata – dalla mattina, quando ci alziamo dal letto, fino a tardi la sera quando stanchi morti cadiamo sul

Günther Dissertori è Professore di Fisica delle Particelle all'Istituto Svizzero Federale di Tecnologia a Zurigo.
FCC produce scienza per quasi un secolo

Nella primavera del 2020, la comunità europea della fisica delle particelle deciderà una nuova strategia europea che evidenzi gli obiettivi strategici a lungo termine in questo importante settore della ricerca

Laetitia Laub with a voluminous introduction to quantum field theory. "This is the bible ot the beginners," says Laub with an ironic undertone. Photo: B. Vogel
Further reducing the error

Laetitia Laub was born and raised near Lausanne. She studied mathematics and physics at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Since August 2017, the 24-year-old junior scientist is

The new SPS honorary member Prof. Maurice Bourquin discussing thorium technology on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) on August 28th at EPF Lausanne.
The risk of thorium-based nuclear power would be acceptable

At the end of August, climate change and the future energy supply of Switzerland were among the topics of several keynote speeches at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical

Wins the CHIPP Prize 2018: Dr. Claudia Tambasco.
Claudia Tambasco honoured with CHIPP Prize 2018

In order for physicists at CERN to carry out their experiments for the understanding of matter, the large particle accelerator LHC must be operated with the utmost precision. Ensuring this

An ATLAS candidate event for the Higgs boson (H) decaying to two bottom quarks (b), in association with a W boson decaying to a muon (µ) and a neutrino (v). Image: ATLAS/CERN.
Long-sought decay of Higgs boson observed

Geneva, 28 August. Six years after its discovery, the Higgs boson has at last been observed decaying to fundamental particles known as bottom quarks. The finding, presented today at CERN

Lea Caminada in front of the PSI building, where she works as a particle physicist.
In the triangle Uni Zurich-PSI-CERN

Anyone who studies physics at the University of Zurich knows Lea Caminada for her lectures. Most of the time, however, you will not find the particle physicist on the Irchel

Extract from the computer simulation created by Dr. Joachim Stadel and other scientists from the University of Zurich: every yellow dot is a halo of dark matter in which a galaxy is embedded. The dark 'threads' are places in the universe with a high density of dark matter, while in the light spots ('voids') only few dark matter is present.
Measuring the Invisible Cosmos

In 2021, the European research satellite Euclid will be launched into space. With Euclid, scientists from Switzerland and 15 other countries want to gain a better understanding of dark matter

Claudia Merlassino studied physics in Milan at the same institute as today's CERN director Fabiola
Mobile phone sensors, fit for cutting-edge research

The large particle accelerator LHC at CERN in Geneva enables scientists to get precious clues to understand the nature of matter in the next two decades of data taking. The

Stefano Marzari, a Mechanical engineer trained at the EIF (Engineering School of Fribourg), helped to set up the CERN-MEDICIS facility. In the picture, Marzari shows the first 155Tb isotope plate produced by CERN-MEDICIS on December 11, 2017. 155Tb has a half-life period of around five days; the radioactive emissions of the sample produced in December is almost completely finished.
Drugs from the particle physics research lab

CERN in Geneva is the world's largest facility for the study of fundamental particles. The equipment that usually serves science can sometimes be used for practical purposes too. That's for

Il dottorando di ETH Michal Rawlik con il suo piccolo prototipo di gabbia, che serve per neutralizzare il campo magnetico nel suo interno.
Un tocco di magnetismo

Quest’autunno all’Istituto Paul Scherrer comincerà la costruzione di un nuovo esperimento di fisica delle particelle per determinare il dipolo elettrico del neutrone. Rimpiazzerà il precedente esperimento, che al momento ci

Il Prof. Alain Blondel con la camera a bolle Gargamelle al CERN di Meyrin: Con Gargamelle, furono scoperte le "correnti neutre" al CERN nel 1973, un’interazione rara tra i neutrini e la materia.
Perché manca metà dell’universo

Nel 2012, il bosone di Higgs è stata scoperto dagli esperimenti ATLAS e CMS del CERN. Da allora, si sente spesso dire che il Modello Standard è un modello completo

Eleven years after founding, DECTRIS has over 100 employees.
Particle Physics Strengthens the Industrialized Country of Switzerland

Particle physics is a basic science that forms our image of matter and the universe. However, the findings of this discipline also have practical applications that directly influence our daily

In December 2016, over 100 future SESAME users met in Jordan to discuss SESAME's future research program.
Research as a peace project

The laws of particle physics apply regardless of place and time, but the laws can’t be explored or their applications studied equally well in any location. Particularly in poorer countries,

Physics in Advent: Whether 'Nikolaus' or 'Weihnachtsmann' - without physics nothing works.
24 simple and yet ingenious experiments until Christmas

Once more, clever pupils from all over Switzerland are invited to the pre-Christmas competition 'Physics in Advent'. Starting on December 1st, participants are asked to solve a simple physical task

Prof. Günther Dissertori (47), particle physicist at the ETH Zurich and new deputy spokesman for the CMS experiment at CERN.
"Like the CEO of a multinational company"

The abbreviation CMS stands for one of the currently largest physics experiments worldwide. Günther Dissertori, a particle physicist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, was recently appointed

Prof. Philippe Mermod, particle physicist at the University of Geneva and at CERN
Track and trap – the long search for magnetic monopoles

Is there an elementary particle carrying magnetic charge? This fundamental question is being addressed by an experiment currently performed at CERN near Geneva. Recently the MoEDAL research collaboration published its

Aldo Antognini is part of the research collaboration measuring the deuteron via laser spectroscopy.
The deuteron too poses a mystery

The deuteron — one of the simplest atomic nuclei, consisting of just one proton and one neutron — is considerably smaller than previously thought. This finding was arrived at by

Prof. André Rubbia, ETH Zurich
In the front row of neutrino research

Over 30 Nobel Laureates will debate this year in Lindau, Germany with about 400 young scientists from nearly 80 countries. The 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from June 26th to

'Particle Fever' war der Schlusspunkt des Aarauer Open Air Kinos 2015 – und zugleich Auftakt für die 'Forschung live'-Wissenschaftstournee der Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz in Aarau.
Open Air Kino Aarau

Vom 26. bis zum 29. August feiert die Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz (SCNAT) in Aarau mit der Wissenschaftstournee 'Forschung live' ihren 200. Geburtstag. Aus diesem Anlass wurde am Aarauer Open

Regelmässig fährt die Teilchenphysikerin Lea Caminada von Zürich nach Genf, wo sie am grossen Teilchenbeschleuniger des CERN forscht.
Das 'Higgs' nochmals neu entdecken

Am 23. August 2015 läuft im Rahmen der Wissenschaftstournee «Forschung live» am Aarauer Open Air Kino der Film 'Particle Fever' über die Entdeckung des Higgs-Teilchens. Live dabei: die Zürcher Teilchenphysikerin

Der 'Stargast' des Abends: Der in Weggis geborene und heute an der Uni Bern lehrende Teilchenphysiker PD Dr. Hans Peter Beck gab vor dem Film Auskunft über seine Forschertätigkeit am CERN, befragt vom Wissenschaftsjournalisten Dr. Benedikt Vogel.
Open Air Kino Luzern

Am 9. August 2015 wurde am Open Air Kino Luzern der Dokumentarfilm 'Particle Fever' (Regie: Mark Levinson) über die Entdeckung des Higgs-Teilchens am CERN gezeigt. Es war die erste Aufführung

Il fisico Tobias Golling (39), professore presso l'Università di Ginevra, è anche riceratore nell'ambito dell'esperimento ATLAS del CERN.
L’alba di una «nuova fisica»

Da inizio giugno, dopo due anni di pausa tecnica, il Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – il potente acceleratore di particelle del CERN – è stato riattivato e ha ripreso a

Porträt Lilian Witthauer
Premio CHIPP 2015

Cosa sia a tenere insieme il mondo nell’intimo suo essere è la domanda che si pone Heinrich Faust, l’erudito protagonista della famosa opera teatrale di Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Per

La scena in cui Jane (Felicity Jones) conosce Stephen (Eddie Redmayne), suo futuro marito.
Hawking-Film: "La teoria del tutto"

Quando la scienza approda sul grande schermo, l'intento solitamente è di stupire il pubblico con grandi effetti speciali. Diverso il taglio dato alla pellicola inglese "La teoria del tutto", un

Le Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
Les positrons gardent encore leur secret

Grâce à l'expérience AMS pour la mesure du rayonnement cosmique, les astrophysiciens espèrent en découvrir plus sur la mystérieuse matière noire dont notre univers doit être gorgé mais dont la

Il dibattito su 'Particle Fever': con la moderazione di Hanna Wick (seconda da sinistra) sono intervenuti (da sx a dx): il fisico Hans Peter Beck, lo specialista in scienze della communicazione Mike Schäfer e la psicologa sociale Clara Kulich.
Particle Fever - il dibattito

Allo Swiss Science Center Technorama di Winterthur il fisico del CERN Hans Peter Beck, lo specialista in scienze della comunicazione Mike Schäfer e la psicologa sociale Clara Kulich hanno discusso

"La Svizzera possiede il potenziale per partecipare attivamente alla big science", afferme il pubblicista scientifico Eduard Kaeser.
Eduard Kaser sulla Big Science

Il nuovo polo tecnologico Microcity è stato inaugurato a maggio 2014 a Neuchâtel. Il centro di ricerca, fortemente voluto dal Cantone di Neuchâtel e dal Politecnico di Losanna, aspira a

A destra, il Presidente di SPS Andreas Schopper accanto a Olivier Schneider, Predisente di CHIPP.
Dibattito sul CERN

Durante la riunione annuale congiunta dell'Istituto Svizzero di Fisica delle Particelle (CHIPP) e della Società Svizzera di Fisica (SPS), è stato indetto il 2 luglio all'Università di Friburgo un dibattito

teaser 'auf der Suche nach dem 'sterilen' Neutrino
Auf der Suche nach dem 'sterilen' Neutrino

In wenigen Monaten startet am Fermilab bei Chicago (USA) ein aufsehenerregendes Experiment, mit dem Physiker abklären wollen, ob neben den drei bekannten Typen von Neutrinos ein vierter Typ besteht. Bemerkenswert

Abha Eli Phoboo.
Katmandu chiama

Nel ricco Occidente la ricerca e la didattica universitaria sono un'ovvietà: in questi paesi esiste un ampio spettro di istituti per tutte le possibili discipline del sapere. Invece, nei paesi


23 January 2020