- In its session of 4 November 2013, the CHIPP Board
has elected Olivier Schneider (EPFL) as new CHIPP Chair, succeeding
to Klaus Kirch (ETHZ&PSI). His mandate is 2 years, starting
on 1 January 2014. At the same meeting, the CHIPP Board has approved
the activities for 2014, together with the budget and the membership
fee. The minutes of the meeting can be found here.
- The CERN Council has elected Tatsuya Nakada (EPFL)
as Chair of the prestigious CERN Scientific Policy Committee-
His mandate is one year – renewable twice – and starts
on 1 January 2014. Congratulations from CHIPP!
- - The CHIPP Plenary 2014 will take place on 30
June in Fribourg; for the first time the meeting is held in conjunction
with the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical Society SPS
- The CHIPP Board meetings in 2014 are set on 7
March (Berne), 30 June (Fribourg), and 6 November (location tbd)
- The CHIPP EB meeting calendar for 2014 can be
- The CHIPP Prize 2013
for the best PhD student in experimental or theoretical particle
physics is awarded to Martin Fertl for his dissertation (in prep.)
on the Hg co-magnetometer in the nEDM experiment at PSI. The laudatio
says: “For his original contributions to the design and contribution
of a new experiment planning to measure the electric dipole moment
of the neutron at PSI.".
- The Assembly of Delegates of the SCNAT has elected Felicitas
Pauss (ETHZ) as Board Member of the SCNAT;
her term is three years and starts in June 2013. Congratulations
from CHIPP !
- The Annual Congress of the SCNAT will take place
on 21/22 November 2013 in Winterthur and will focus
on physics: “The Quantum Atom at 100 – Niels Bohr’s
Legacy”. The list of high-level international speakers contains
also Nobel Prize winner Serge Haroche. Attendance is free of charge;
detailed information is available at www.congress13.scnat.ch.