Ernst Brun, Professor Emeritus of Experimental Physics born on March 31, 1927, deceased on November 19, 2022 at the age of 95 years
Ernst Brun studied physics at the University of Zurich and received his doctorate in 1954 under Professor H.H. Staub with a thesis on magnetic nuclear moments using nuclear magnetic resonance. He developed new experimental methods - dynamic nuclear polarization - to amplify nuclear magnetic resonance signals and thus was able to detect very weak signals. After a research stay in the USA, he was appointed associate professor of experimental physics at the University of Zurich in 1958. In 1963 he was promoted to full professor.
Impression of the institute dinner with fire show, May 20
First results from a Search for New Physics in Electronic Recoils from XENONnT
XENONnT, the latest detector of the XENON Dark Matter program, shows an unprecedentedly low background which facilitates searches for new, very rare phenomena with high sensitivity.
Connecting Women in Physics
The power of positive role models: A successful first edition of the “Women in Physics Career Symposium” connected women in physics at various career stages to help retain early career researchers in physics. The journey to gender equality in physics in Switzerland will continue next year.
Simulating hyperbolic space on a circuit board
The group Neupert published a paper in Nature Communications presenting a strategy for verifying that electric circuits can emulate the physics of negatively curved spaces and demonstrate that electric circuits, designed by the electronics workshop, can do so efficiently.
Next-generation Dark Matter experiment
Scientists from the leading dark matter experiments came together beginning of July at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, joining forces to design and build a future dark matter detector within the XLZD consortium.
Congratulations to Yuta Takahashi
who was awarded the CMS Young Researcher Prize '22 for "For his crucial and sustained contributions to the study of the lepton flavor anomalies observed in B decays ..."
Congratulations to Sevda Esen
who was awarded the LHCb early career award '22 for "For her outstanding contribution to ensure the persistence of the data produced by the LHCb trigger"
Charpak Ritz Price for Laura Baudis
Laura Baudis was awarded the Charpak Ritz Price jointly given by the French and the Swiss Physical Society