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Welcome to the Institute for Particle Physics


Our main research projects are carried out in large international collaborations and address fundamental questions in particle and astroparticle physics, with significant contributions to experiments at the high energy frontier, the high intensity/high precision frontier, in neutrino physics, searches for Dark Matter, and cosmic ray physics. IPP aims to continue its prominent role in the different research programs. Forefront technologies employed in our experiments require intensive R&D programs, leading to innovative detector concepts and spin-offs (e.g., in medical physics or security).


Members of IPP participate in teaching at all levels at ETH and offer laboratory courses at ETH, PSI, and CERN. We provide a rich program of master and graduate level courses, in collaboration with our ETH colleagues from the Institute of Theoretical Physics, the PSI, and from the University of Zurich. Furthermore, we have initiated a Joint Master program in high energy physics together with colleagues at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Altogether, this guarantees a diverse, internationally attractive and high-quality teaching program in theoretical and experimental particle and astroparticle physics.


The members of IPP are strongly committed to outreach activities for the public promotion of particle physics in particular and fundamental research in general.

ETH News


Consistently among the best

ETH researchers have received eight of the coveted Advanced Grants in the European Research Council's (ERC) latest call for proposals. For several scientists, this is their second such grant. ETH Zurich has been consistently ranked among the most successful institutions since the programme was launched ten years ago. Read more 

21.03.2017 | Nicol Klenk, Florian Meyer

Start with the users

An app for building managers – or data glasses that help you learn physics concepts? During the first "SPH Innovation Challenge", ETH students spent a week working on their own project ideas. Set up as a pilot station in autumn 2016, the Student Project House on the Hönggerberg campus provided the necessary space and resources. Read more 

10.03.2017 | Redaktion

New professors appointed

The ETH Board appointed three new professors and awarded the title of Professor to five recipients upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella Read more 

09.03.2017 | Oliver Morsch

Artificial magnetic fields for photons

Light particles do not usually react to magnetic fields. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now shown how photons can still be influenced by electric and magnetic fields. In the future that method could be used to create strong artificial magnetic fields for photons. Read more 

Events D-PHYS

27 March 2017, Colloquium

Intricacies of the Dark Universe

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28 March 2017, Colloquium

The Statistical Mechanics of the Universe

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29 March 2017, Colloquium

Quantum Logic Spectroscopy of Trapped Ions

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30 March 2017, Talk

Naturkonstanten als Grundlage für das revidierte Internationale Einheitensystem SI

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5 April 2017, Colloquium

Atomic Scale Functional Devices

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12 April 2017, Colloquium

Making Sense of the Universe with Supercomputers

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