As of March 1, 2024, Lidia del Rio joins the Department of Physics as an independent PI, the Essentia Foundation Research Fellow for Quantum Information Theory, funded by the Stichting Essentia Foundation. Dr. del Rio’s research interests are on quantum information theory and foundations of physics. Furthermore she will be invested in outreach and science communication projects at UZH and beyond.
As of March 1, 2024, Dr. Chiara Capelli joins the Department of Physics as an Ambizione Fellow in the group of Laura Baudis. She will work on optical measurements and weak decays searches with liquid xenon detectors.
A recent publication in Nature Machine Learning by the groups Neupert, Natterer and Chang shows how weak signals can be extracted by neural network denoising
The LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) mission to investigate gravitational waves in space has successfully completed the preliminary studies and testing phase. This ESA project has thus reached a major milestone: it has passed the stage of intensive testing by experts in the Mission Adoption Review process.
The work “Footprints of the QCD Crossover on Cosmological Gravitational Waves at Pulsar Timing Arrays”, by Dr. Davide Racco and his collaborators Dr. Gabriele Franciolini and Fabrizio Rompineve, has been awarded with the third prize of the Buchalter Cosmology Prize.
Prof. Marcelle Soares-Santos will work in observational cosmology with cosmic surveys and gravitational waves
Prof. Bjoern Penning will work on Dark Matter searches with the LZ experiment
The first 1st-author publication of Carolina Marques (group Natterer) describes vacuum cleaving of superconducting niobium tips to optimize noise filtering and with adjustable gap size for scanning tunneling microscopy.
In their latest PRL work, the Bzdušek group formulates a novel method for efficient modelling of hyperbolic lattices. Simultaneously, two associated software packages have been publicly released to make the technique accessible to the broader community.
Congratulations: The paper on Wtt production has been published on PRL as Editors’ suggestion!
The production of a top-antitop quark pair in association with a W boson (t¯tW) is one of the heaviest signatures currently probed at the Large Hadron Collider. Since the first observation reported in 2015, the corresponding rates have been found to be consistently higher than the standard model predictions, which are based on next-to-leading order calculations in the QCD and electroweak interactions. The paper present the first next-to-next-to-leading order QCD computation of t¯tW production at hadron colliders.