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

Immagine: M. Hoferichter
The FASER detector at CERN, in a tunnel 80 metres below the Earth's surface. The detector is aligned in such a way that it detects those particles that are created in proton-proton collisions in the ATLAS experiment and fly straight on from there without deflection.
FASER - the 'ForwArd Search ExpeRiment' at the CERN particle accelerator

When people talk about CERN, they inevitably think of the large-scale experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). But the European Laboratory for Particle Physics has even more to offer:

Immagine: Claire Antel / FASER
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

Immagine: LHCb, CERN
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

Immagine: Martin Pohl
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

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 for the best four PhDs in science

The orbits of dwarf galaxies, forces in materials such as Teflon, tracing history through pollen, a new protective layer at root tips – these are the topics for which the

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

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

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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

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.
CHEOPS space telescope ready for scientific operation

CHEOPS has reached its next milestone: Following extensive tests in Earth's orbit, some of which the mission team was forced to carry out from home due to the coronavirus crisis,

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

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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
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

Pokale Prix Schläfli
SCNAT honours the four best dissertations in sciences

Controlling the amount of phosphate in cells, the processes involved in catalysts, land use in Madagascar and a paradox of quantum physics – these are the topics for which the

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.
L’esperimento XENON1T nei Laboratori Italiani del Gran Sasso ha misurato il decadimento più lento mai osservato

I rifiuti radioattivi provenienti dai reattori nucleari possono prendere un tempo molto lungo a decadere. Il Plutonio-239 ha un tempo di dimezzamento – che è il tempo impiegato dalla metà

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

Jürg Pfister, Secretary general of SCNAT
What large-scale research facilities does Switzerland need?

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have been requested by the Confederation to prepare roadmaps for research infrastructures for the various scientific fields. These roadmaps will provide a basis

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

Logo of the IYPT 2019 - International Year of Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements
IYPT 2019 - International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements

The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics and biology. 1869 is

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.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
Tools made of light: Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 with one half to Arthur Ashkin (USA) and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou (France)


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