Livio Redard-Jacot was awarded the Dectris Prize 2023 for the best experimental physics master thesis
at our department on "Search for Radiation from Wave Function Collapse and Electric Field Characterization in XENONnT"
Mohammad Alminawi was awarded the Soluyanov Prize 2023 for the best theoretical physics master thesis at our department on "Composite Nambu-Goldstone Higgs Models
Exhibition of research posters in the mechanical workshop
The digital gate structure employed in quantum computations provides a solution to the challenge of coping with the exponentially increasing memory requirements for storing a quantum state during time evolution. These are now published in Physical Review Research.
Huanyao Cun (group Greber) talks at the Graphene Week 2023 on Wafer-scale Single and Multilayer Hexagonal Boron Nitride on Transition Metals and SiO2
21 September 2023
Main Lecture Hall (KOL-G-201)
Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
The physics department contributes with a
a physics show, a booth on the the fundamental particles of the Universe , guided tours to XENOSCOPE and an astronomical theatre
Professor Emeritus of Experimental Physics
born on 13 February 1928, died on 27 June 2023 at the age of 95 years
Two dimensional topological crystalline superconductivity has been predicted and experimentally observed in two-dimensional Shiba lattices: these research results are now published in Nature Physics.
The observation paves the way for exploring new physics scenarios. Martina Ferrillo, a PhD student in the group of Nico Serra is one of the main proponents of the analysis - congratulations to her for this impressive result!
who has been elected as Trigger Coordinator of the CMS experiment
The Sinergia project, co-led by Prof. Nico Serra, aims to explore synergies in data analysis by combining expertise from particle physics, healthcare, and mathematics. Working alongside Prof. Milo Puhan (Epidemiology, UZH), Prof. Alessio Figalli (Mathematics, ETHZ), and Prof. Andrea Burden (Pharmacology ETHZ), the team focuses on causal machine learning applied to high-dimensional problems. The primary objective is to address multimorbidity by leveraging advanced data analysis techniques from these diverse disciplines, ultimately fostering innovative solutions in healthcare.
for winning the highly prestigious Guido Altarelli award "for outstanding achievements in understanding the nature of the Higgs boson, including precision studies of the quark couplings and decay channels"
Researchers at Princeton University have experimentally observed the Kekulé spiral state in graphene as predicted by a collaboration of researchers from Zurich (group Neupert), Oxford and Berkeley.
A team of UZH physicists from three different generations, Daniel Wyler, Gino Isidori, and Felix Wilsch, have published a comprehensive review of the Standard Model of particle physics viewed as an Effective Field Theory.
The XENON collaboration presented new results from XENONnT. Thanks to the five times lower background, XENONnT set new limits on interaction of WIMPs with ordinary matter.
The two experiments report the first observation of neutrinos at the LHC which paves the way for exploring new physics scenarios. The group of Nico Serra crucially contributed to the detector and the analysis - congratulation!
Using high-temperature superconducting nanowires, single-photon detectors can now be operated at elevated temperatures, making them more useful for a wide range of applications.
Congratulations to Titus Neupert for getting an SNF Consolidator Grant for Interacting Topological Quantum Chemistry
Theoretical particle physicists from the group Grazzini have completed a new precision calculation for the production of the Higgs boson in association with a top-antitop quark pair at hadron colliders
Assembly of the DARWIN demonstrator Xenoscope in the assembly hall of the physics department
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 1987
Born on April 20, 1927 in Basel, Switzerland, died on January 9, 2023 in Zollikerberg, Switzerland