Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP)

CHIPP, l’institut suisse de la physique des particules est une association qui reunit les chercheurs actifs dans la physique des particules, des astroparticules et de la physique nucléaire en Suisse. Les objectifs du CHIPP sont de coordonner et de renforcer la participation suisse dans des projets et des comités internationaux, de coordonner la recherche et les activités d’enseignement en Suisse et de stimuler l’intérêt du grand public pour le domaine.

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, organises PhD schools, and develops outreach projects.

Particle physics news


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CERN accelerator PSI school
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
  • Formation de base/Formation continue
  • Zürich

Beam Dynamics and Technologies for Future Colliders

CERN accelerator School ad Paul Scherrer Institute are organizing this course. The course will be of interest to staff and students from laboratories and universities who wish to learn about the various options being considered for future colliders for high-energy physics. The material presented will be at an accessible level and cover circular hadron and lepton colliders, as well as linear lepton colliders. The programme will cover the beam dynamics of the colliders presently under consideration and the associated technologies that will be needed to build them.
Beam generation and machine protection issues will also be addressed.
Students will have the opportunity to work on realistic case studies throughout
the school.
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Centre Lowenberg Murten
  • Atelier
  • Murten

SWICH First CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018

CHIPP Strategic Workshop for the CHIPP ROADMAP planning
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APS April Meeting 2018 Columbus, Ohio
  • Conférence
  • Formation de base/Formation continue
  • Séminaire
  • OH 43215

American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

The APS April Meeting encapsulates the full range of physical scales, from “Quarks to the Cosmos (Q2C)". Research will be presented on topics from 19 participating APS units including particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and gravitation. The 2018 theme is a "Feynman Century," which will be broadly examined through speakers and scientific sessions.
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PSI Particle Flavour Fever 2018
  • Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
  • Exposé
  • Formation de base/Formation continue
  • Zuoz

Particle Flavour Fever 2018

PhD students summer school
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EPFL building
  • SSP
  • Conférence
  • Formation de base/Formation continue
  • Séminaire
  • Lausanne

SPS/CHIPP Annual meeting 2018

The joint Annual Meeting for the Swiss Physical Society and the Swiss Association of Swiss Particle Physics will be hold from the 29th to the 31st August 2018.
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Park Hotel, Fribourg
  • Atelier
  • Fribourg

SWICH Second CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018

Second CHIPP Strategic Workshop 2018 has been planned to finalise the CHIPP Roadmap

CHIPP infos

Joint Annual Meeting SPS/OPG

Board meetings

The CHIPP Board meeting is composed by the professors with activities in experimental or theoretical particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics and the heads of the experimental and theoretical particle physics groups at Paul Scherrer Institute. Universities without activities in particle, astroparticle or nuclear physics may nominate one representative. Members that have retired from the active professional life or have acquired the status of Professor emeritus may be admitted as Honorary Board Members.
Group picture of attendees at the SWHEPPS 2016 workshop of CHIPP

CHIPP organisation

The Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP) is an association according to Swiss law regrouping all the particle, astroparticle, and nuclear physicists holding a Master in physics and working for a Swiss institution, as well as the Swiss PhD nationals working at CERN.
The CHIPP Prize winner 2017: Dr. Johanna Gramling. Photo: private
  • 22.08.2017

CHIPP Prize 2017 goes to Johanna Gramling

The experimental detection of dark matter is one of the great challenges of current fundamental research in physics. This year’s prize of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) is awarded to the physicist Dr. Johanna Gramling for her latest contributions to the search for this mysterious component of matter.


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Executive Board

CHIPP Executive Board

  • Tatsuya Nakada (Chair)
  • Michele Weber
  • Adrian Signer
  • Günther Dissertori

CHIPP Administrator