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Vue d’artiste du système planétaire TOI-178
CHEOPS découvre un système planétaire unique

Le télescope spatial CHEOPS a détecté six planètes en orbite autour de l'étoile TOI-178. Les périodes orbitales de cinq d’entre elles sont en harmonie, malgré des densités très différentes, remettant

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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

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Expédition de recherche au Groenland
Le savoir qui venait du froid

La Commission suisse de recherche polaire et de haute altitude des Académies suisses des sciences et la Commission du Jungfraujoch de l’Académie suisse des sciences naturelles ont décerné le Prix

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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

Prof. Rainer Wallny (ETHZ)
CHIPP President Prof. Rainer Wallny on the updated "European Strategy for Particle Physics

On June 19th CERN Council adopted the update of the "European Strategy for Particle Physics 2020". This document updates an earlier strategy paper that was adopted by the Council in

Attraper une exoplanète, mode d’emploi
Mode d’emploi pour attraper les étoiles - Prix Média et Prix Média Newcomer 2020

Fabien Goubet et son équipe sont les lauréats du Prix Média 2020 grâce à un reportage explicatif et interactif sur les exoplanètes. Le jury du prix a été impressionné par

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

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

Winners of the Prix Schläfli 2020
Prix Schläfli 2020 pour les quatre meilleures thèses de doctorat en sciences naturelles

Les orbites des galaxies naines, les forces dans des matériaux comme le téflon, l’histoire à travers le pollen, une nouvelle couche protectrice à l’extrémité des racines – l’Académie des sciences

PET image of brains without (top) and with (bottom) amyloid deposits. The deposits can be recognized by the red colouring, even with reduced spatial resolution (centre and right).
The start-up Positrigo uses findings from particle physics for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Positron emission tomography (PET) helps medical doctors to detect cancer and many other diseases. A team of researchers led by ETH Professor Günther Dissertori is working on a new generation

L'équipe suisse à la European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) 2020
Des Suissesses remportent des médailles à l’European Girls Mathematical Olympiad 2020

L’European Girls Mathematical Olympiad a eu lieu du 15 au 21 avril 2020, et pour la première fois, elle s’est déroulée en ligne. Comme les jeunes mathématiciennes ne pouvaient pas

CHART logo
Swiss research initiative CHART works on particle accelerators of the future

FCC - these three letters stand for the vision of a new ring accelerator that could be built at the European particle physics laboratory CERN in Geneva. With this long-term

CHEOPS - CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite - is the first mission dedicated to searching for exoplanetary transits by performing ultrahigh precision photometry on bright stars already known to host planets.
Le télescope spatial CHEOPS est prêt à recueillir des données scientifiques

Une nouvelle étape est franchie pour CHEOPS: après plus de trois mois de tests effectués par le personnel de la mission, en partie depuis leur domicile en raison de l’épidémie

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

Weltraum (Symbolbild)
Une jeune chercheuse et trois jeunes chercheurs ont été sélectionnés pour la 70e rencontre des lauréat·e·s de Prix Nobel à Lindau

Une jeune chercheuse et trois jeunes chercheurs en Suisse, Franck Le Vaillant, Oliver Müller, Robert Pollice et Sabine Studer ont été sélectionnés pour participer à la 70e prestigieuse rencontre internationale

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
Visiting the Japanese Super-Kamiokande detector (part 1)

Hardly any elementary particle occurs more frequently in the universe than the elusive neutrino. The investigation of the almost massless tiny particle is a focus of current elementary particle physics.

Matteo Fadel: Prix Schläfli 2019 Physik
Matteo Fadel – Des enchevêtrements paradoxaux

Un labyrinthe de miroirs, un pot brillant, d’innombrables câbles et écrans numériques. Si vous rendez visite à Matteo Fadel sur son lieu de travail à l’Université de Bâle, il vous

Pokale Prix Schläfli
La SCNAT récompense les quatre meilleures thèses de doctorat en sciences naturelles

Le contrôle de la quantité de phosphate dans les cellules, les processus impliqués dans les catalyseurs, l'utilisation des sols à Madagascar, ou encore un paradoxe de la physique quantique –

XENON1T installation in the underground hall of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The three storey building houses various auxiliary systems. The cryostat containing the LXeTPC is located inside the large water tank next to the building.
The XENON1T experiment in the Italian Gran Sasso Laboratory has measured the most protracted radioactive decay ever

Radioactive waste from nuclear power plants can take a long time to decay. For plutonium-239 the half-life - that is the time until half of the atoms of a sample

At the Physics Institute at the University of Bern, Armin Fehr and his colleagues have built the future 'Inner Tracker' of the ATLAS detector on a 1 to 1 scale. In the tube on the left, the proton-proton collisions take place. The dark red box shows one of the regions where the Optoboards will be located.
Every second fifty terabits of data

From 2026, the performance of the large-scale experiments at the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, in Geneva will be significantly increased. The preliminary work for the upgrade of the large

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

Jürg Pfister, Secrétaire général de la SCNAT
De quels grands équipements la recherche suisse a-t-elle besoin?

La Confédération a chargé les Académies suisses des sciences d'établir des feuilles de route pour les infrastructures de recherche dans les différents domaines scientifiques. Ces feuilles de route servent à

Anna Soter and her experiment at PSI. Photo: private
Anna Soter Wants to use Exotic Atoms for a Subtle Experiment

Gravity accompanies us in our everyday lives—from early morning, when we get out of bed, to late evening, when we drop tiredly onto the mattress. Although no other force of

Logo of the IYPT 2019 - International Year of Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements
IYPT 2019 - Année internationale du tableau périodique des éléments chimiques

Le tableau périodique des éléments chimiques est l'une des réalisations les plus importantes de la science, qui rend compte non seulement de l'essence de la chimie, mais aussi de la

L'observatoire du Sphinx, Station de recherche de haute montagne du Jungfraujoch
Top of Europe: les honneurs pour un site de recherche d'exception perché à 3450 mètres d'altitude

À une époque où beaucoup de pays d'Europe se refermaient sur eux-mêmes, la Suisse ouvrait une station de recherche à vocation internationale au Jungfraujoch. Plusieurs prix Nobel y ont travaillé.

Günther Dissertori is Professor for Particle Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
The FCC provides science for almost a century

In spring 2020 the European particle physics community will decide on a new European Strategy highlighting the strategic long-term goals in this important field of fundamental research. In December 2018

Dr. James Sinclair observes on four computer screens at the University of Bern, whether the 7000 km away MicroBooNE experiment on Fermilab runs smoothly.
James Sinclair designs a novel neutrino detector at the University of Bern

Neutrinos are electrically neutral and very light elementary particles, which interact only weakly with other matter and are therefore difficult to observe. From 2025, a new neutrino experiment in the

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

Prix Nobel de Physique 2018
Le Prix Nobel de Physique 2018 attribué à la physique des lasers

Le Prix Nobel de physique 2018 est revenu pour moitié à Arthur Ashkin (USA), ainsi qu'à Gérard Mourou (France) et Donna Strickland (Canada). Ils sont récompensés pour leurs travaux sur

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

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