International Masterclasses - hands on particle physics
International Particle Physics Outreach Group
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University of Geneva


Address Section de Physique de l'université de Genève
24 Quai E. Ansermet
1211 Genève 4
Phone +41 (22) 379-6383
Fax +41 (22) 379-6922
e-Mail Olivier Gaumer
Research & Teaching

Research at the physics department of University of Geneva is divided into 4 main topics: Theoretical physics, condensed matter physics, applied physics and particule physics.

The particle physics department (DPNC) studies the fundamental structures and laws of nature from the largest dimensions in the Universe to the smallest of the microcosm by using three complementary approaches:

  • high-energy particle collisions with CERN´s LHC and the ATLAS detector, and ideas for future accelerators such as the FCC hh-ee-he
  • experiments with neutrinos (T2K, Hyper-Kamiokande)
  • astroparticle physics experiments on the ground (IceCube, CTA) and in space (AMS, POLAR, DAMPE)
More recently medical physics and its connection to particle physics has been added to this list.

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