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CHIPP, the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics
an Association according to Swiss Law



The CHIPP association units researchers active in particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics in Switzerland. The objectives of CHIPP are to coordinate and strengthen the Swiss participation in international projects and committees, coordinate research and teaching activities in Switzerland, and promote public awareness of the field.

This is achieved by keeping a continuous dialogue between the particle physicists of different cantonal universities and federal institutes. CHIPP is recognized as the representative of Swiss particle physics both nationally and internationally. It awards yearly a Prize to a PhD student, supports workshops and conferences, organizes PhD schools, and develops outreach projects.

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Latest News

  • Rosanna Checkt's - Woraus besteht die Welt? particle physics outreach for children as a TV programme broadcasted on SRF1 on Tue, 29. September 2015 at 16:55.

  • The 28th TEXAS Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics takes place on 13 - 18 December 2015 in Geneva.

  • CHIPP participates to the SCNAT 200-years celebration in the frame of the "Forschung Live" outreach programme by screening the movie "Particle Fever" (USA, 2013) at Open Air cinemas in Lucern on 9 August and in Aarau on 23 August, as well as indoor in Sion on 25 September. The latter is followed by an interdisciplinary podium discussion with, among others, Olivier Schneider (CHIPP Chair).

  • In its session on 1st July 2015, the CHIPP Plenary has re-elected Lenny Rivkin (PSI & EPFL) as Restricted and Plenary ECFA member and Olaf Steinkamp (Zurich) as Plenary ECFA member, both for a 2nd term from Jan. 2016 to Dec. 2018, while Andreas Knecht (PSI) was elected for a 1st three-year term (Jan. 2016-Dec. 2018) as Plenary ECFA member. The CHIPP Plenary Session has also admitted Daniel Wyler as Honorary Board Member and Ralph Eichler, Divic Rapin, Jean-Pierre Ruder, and Dirk Trautmann as Honorary Plenary Members.

  • In its session of 29/30 June 2015, the CHIPP Board has elected Tatsuya Nakada (EPFL) as CHIPP Executive Board member for a 3rd term and as CHIPP Chair from January 2016 to December 2017. It has also recommended to SERI Olivier Schneider (EPFL) for a 2nd term as scientific member of the Swiss delegation to CERN Council from Jan. 2016 to Dec. 2018.

  • The CHIPP Prize 2015 for the best PhD student in experimental or theoretical particle physics is awarded to Lilian Witthauer (Basel) for her dissertation (in prep.) on the η-photoproduction off quasi-free nucleons. The laudatio says: "For her comprehensive study of photoproduction of η-mesons on nucleons bound in deuterium and 3He with polarized beams and targets, which covered all aspects from data-taking with two different experimental set-ups at two medium energy electron accelerators to detector calibration and a challenging analysis".

  • Register before 15 June to the CHIPP Annual Plenary 2015 held from Mon. 29 June to Wed. 1st July 2015 at the Château de Bossey, VD !

  • André Rubbia (ETHZ) was elected on 10 March 2015 as the co-Spokesperson of the Experiment at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (ELBNF) at Fermilab, USA (see the Fermilab Today article). Congratulations from CHIPP !

  • In its session of 6 March 2015, the CHIPP Board has approved the Annual Report 2014 and the Annual Accounts 2014. It has also elected Ben Kilminster (Zurich) and Michele Weber (Bern) as the two CHIPP account auditors from June 2015 to June 2018, as well as Xin Wu (Geneva) as CHIPP observer in the Swiss Commission of Space Research (CSR) for a three year mandate from March 2015 to December 2017.

  • The CHIPP Prize 2015 for the best PhD student in experimental or theoretical particle physics is open for applications, with a deadline on 31 March 2015.

  • The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) will be organised for the fourth time together with our Austrian colleagues. It takes place on 1-4 September 2015 at the TU Vienna.

  • The workshop SuGAR 2015 - Searching for the Sources of GAlactic cosmic Rays takes place on 21-23 January 2015 in Geneva.

  • The CHIPP PhD Winter School 2015 is held in Grindelwald the week of 18-23 January 2015. Follow it @CHIPPSchool !

  • At the start of 2015, Adrian Signer (PSI) succeeds Gilberto Colangelo (Bern) as Vice-Chair in the CHIPP Executive Board.

  • CHIPP meetings in 2015 are set as follows (please block the dates in your diary):
    - The CHIPP Plenary 2015 will take place from Mon. 29 June to Wed. 1 July 2015 at the Château de Bossey, by Céligny, near Geneva.
    - The CHIPP Board meetings in 2015 are set on 6 March (Bern), 29 June (Céligny), and 23 October (Bern).
    - The 2015 meetings of the CHIPP Executive Board have also been set.