- In its session of 30 June 2014, the
CHIPP Board has elected
Adrian Signer (PSI/UZH) as new CHIPP Vice Chair, succeeding to
Gilberto Colangelo (Berne), and has re-elected Teresa Montaruli
(Geneva) for a second term in the same function. Their mandates are
2 years, starting on 1 January 2015.
- In its session on 30 June 2014, the
CHIPP Plenary has elected
Michael Dittmar (ETHZ) as new CHIPP representative to the
CERN User Advisory Committee ACCU, succeeding Michele Weber (Berne),
who has served for six years in this function. Michael Dittmar's term
is 2 years, starting on 1 January 2015.
- The CHIPP Prize 2014 for the best
PhD student in experimental or
theoretical particle physics is awarded to Marco Peruzzi (ETHZ) for his
dissertation (in prep.) on the development of novel topological algorithms
to identify single photons in the CMS. The laudatio says: "For his original
contribution to the development of novel topological algorithms to identify
single photons in the electromagnetic calorimeter of the CMS experiment at
the LHC and discriminate them against abundant background from neutral pions".
- The CHIPP Plenary
and PhD/Postdoc days 2014
will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical
Society (SPS) in Fribourg, from 30 June to 2nd July, 2014. The formal
will be on Mon, 30 June at 13:45. The
event of the 60th anniversary of CERN
will be on Wed, 2nd July at 13:00.
- The CHIPP Prize 2014
for the best PhD student in experimental or theoretical particle
physics is open for applications, with a deadline on 31 March
- At the start of 2014, Olivier Schneider (EPFL) succeeds
Klaus Kirch (ETHZ&PSI) as the new CHIPP Chair. There is also
a hand over for the CHIPP Administrator with Marc Türler
succeeding to Jean-Pierre Ruder, who retired in Jan. 2014.
The CHIPP Board thanks Jean-Pierre for his excellent work over
the last five years, and wishes him a happy and relaxing retirement.