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OUTREACH activities

Higgs@10 Switzerland LOGO
Immagine: CERN

10th anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery

Several events will be organised to celebrate this discovery, detais in here

International Day of Women and Girls in Science in CHIPP !

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in order to promote full and equal access and participation for women and girls in science. 11 February is an opportunity to celebrate the essential role that women and girls play in science and technology.

Visit underground to the CMS experiment during the 2013 Open Days
Immagine: CERN

SPOT ON organised events

HSSIP 2021 Swiss High-School Students Internship Programme 2021


National Media Visit to CERN


Media coverage --> link

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: IPPOG collaboration. (IPPOG).

Switzerland is represented by in the European Particle Physics Communication Network (EPPCN).

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 .

Contact Persons

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
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Office: UZH Y36-J-05

kmueller [at]

Phone: +41 44 63 55772


Univ. Bern :

Prof. HansPeter Beck
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics
Laboratory for High Energy Physics
University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse, 5
CH-3012 Bern

Univ. Geneva :

Prof. Giuseppe Iacobucci
24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH-1211 Geneva 4

Univ. Zurich :

Prof. Thomas Gehrmann
Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Zürich
Winterthurerstr. 190
8057 Zürich
Phone +41 44 635 5818
Fax: +41 44 635 5704
E-Mail :


Dr. Quentin Ingram
Paul Scherrer Institut, OFLC/010
CH-5232 Villigen PSI
Tel : +41 56 310 3258
E-Mail :


Elena Graverini

ETH Zurich :

Thea Aarrestad
ETH Hönggerberg, HPK E28
CH-8093 Zürich

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 the talk by G. Dissertori given at that meeting.
  • Presentation of Swiss Outreach activities at the EPPOG meeting in Valencia in Apr05 by G. Dissertori.

Teachers programme :


ETHZ Didaktische Ausbildung

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:

Talk : Talk (in German) for the general public (NWG St. Gallen) by G. Dissertori : Aktuelles aus der Teilchenphysik; oder : Die Archäologie des Universums (PDF file, 29 Mb). Talk elaborated in collaboration between F. Pauss and G. Dissertori.

Publications: Conference paper on Research Oriented Teaching of Particle Physics, by G. Dissertori

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

Immagine: 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

Immagine: FERMILAB