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News 2021


  • Neupert 12/21

    Charge order and superconductivity in kagome materials

    Researchers from the group of Titus Neupert publish in Nature Physics.

  • Open Day

    Open Day 2021, November 26

    Members of the Physics Department presented 40 posters with current research directions and ideas for future experiments and lead through the mechanical workshop and the research laboratories.

  • Vera Wu

    Dectris Preis 2021 - Vera Hiu-Sze Wu

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Vera Hiu-Sze Wu, die Gewinnerin des DECTRIS Preises! Der Preis wird für eine hervorragende Masterarbeit in Experimentalphysik an unserem Institut verliehen.

  • Black Holes

    Gravitational-Wave Catalog

    Black holes of ‘all shapes and sizes’ in new gravitational-wave catalog

  • Strain cell

    New strain cell for neutron and x-ray scattering

    A collaboration between the groups of Profs. Chang and Janoschek and the PSI, has developed a novel strain cell that can be combined with high-resolution synchrotron diffraction techniques allowing to change the strain of a quantum material in-situ while directly observing the lattice symmetry.

  • Illustration

    Fast spectroscopic mapping of two-dimensional quantum materials

    New publication by the group of Fabian Natterer in Phys. Rev.

  • Florencia Canelli

    Florencia Canelli - neue CMS Physik Koordinatorin

    Am 1. September begann Florencia Canelli Ihre Arbeit als CMS Physik-Koordinatorin. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

  • Topological INsulators

    Exceptional Topological Insulators

    Researchers from the group Neupert propose the non-Hermitian analogue of three-dimensional topological insulators.

  • CMS Pixel

    Installation des CMS Pixel Detektors

    Nach mehr als zwei Jahren Wartung und Upgrade während der Shutdown des LHC Beschleunigers wurde der Pixeldetektor im Zentrum des CMS-Detektors wieder installiert.

  • Ambizione

    Zwei neue Ambizione Fellows

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch: Luca Rottoli (Gruppe Grazzini) und Shubhanshu Tiwari  (Gruppe Jetzer) erhalten einen SNF Ambizione Grant für die nächsten vier Jahre!

  • Roland Engfer

    In memoriam Roland Engfer, 5. Dezember 1934 - 18. Oktober 2021

  • Gravitationswellen Exponat

    Gravitationswellen-Exponat in focus Terra ETH

  • LHCb RK

    RAI SuperQuark: Italian TV report on recent LHCb results

    Italian TV report on the Flavour Anomalies measured at LHCb, featuring Nico Serra and Gino Isidori

  • Dark Matter

    Leading Xenon Researchers unite to build next-generation Dark Matter Detector

    Hundreds of global researchers, including University of Zurich, are planning the most sensitive dark matter detector ever built.

  • Drell Yan

    Theory meets Experiment: Ultimate precision for the Drell-Yan process

    Theoretical particle physicists of the group of Massimiliano Grazzini have completed the first computation of strong-electroweak corrections to the Drell-Yan process.

  • Diffraction

    New sputtering system with in situ Reflective High Energy Electron Diffraction

    This new system used by the group of Marta Gibert allows to track the growth of complex oxide thin films with atomic precision  in real time.

  • Laura Baudis

    Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen

    Die Astroteilchenphysikerin Laura Baudis sucht nach verborgener Materie.
    SCNAT portraitiert Laura Baudis  in der Reihe Wissenschaftlerinnen in ehemaligen Männerdomänen


  • Black Hole Neutron Star Merger

    First discovery of a neutron star colliding with a black hole

    For the first time, gravitational-wave astronomers of the LIGO collaboration - including  Maria Haney und Shubhanshu Tiwari from the group of Philippe Jetzer - have confirmed the detection of a collision between a black hole and a neutron star.

  • Kenny Choo

    Kenny Choo erhält SPS Thesis Award

    Für seine Doktorarbeit über Quantenzustände in neuronalen Netzwerken erhielt Kenny Choo aus der Condensed Matter Theory Group den PhD Thesis Award 2021 der Schweizerischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft in der Kategorie Computational Physics.

  • Topological band structures

    Theorists discover new paradigm of topological band structures

    In their recent work members of the group Neupert extend the paradigm of topological insulators to areas which were previously thought to contain only trivial insulators.

  • ScienceCloud

    ERC grant: TOPUP - Theory of Particle Collider Processes at Ultimate Precision

    Professor Thomas Gehrmann erhält einen ERC Advanced Grant um neue Methoden für Präzisionsberechnungen in der Teilchenphysik zu entwickeln.

  • LHCb RK

    Recent Results from LHCb Challenge Leading Theory in Physics

    The LHCb collaboration has just released new intriguing results. The latest measurements strengthen hints for a deviation with respect to the theoretical expectations.

  • WannierBerri


    The DAMIC experiment has uncovered an interesting excess of events while searching for dark matter. The probability that the background produced the excess is less than one in a thousand.

  • WannierBerri


    The Python code WannierBerri developed by Stepan Tsirkin breaks the records of speed in evaluation of anomalous transport in solids.

  • Cristina Botta

    CMS Award for Cristina Botta

    Cristina Botta was awarded for her outstanding contributions in developing and coordinating the physics trigger menu for the CMS Level-1 Phase-2 Trigger upgrade (more)

  • Hexagonal boron nitride

    High-quality hexagonal boron nitride from 2D distillation

    Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is the key packaging material in two-dimensional (2D) materials field, though synthesis of high-quality h-BN has remained a major challenge. Cun at al. reported a new scheme to fabricate single layer h-BN

  • LNGS Untergrundlabor

    GERDA Resultat: Neutrinoloser Doppelbetazerfall

    Die Untergrenze für die Halbwertszeit des neutrinolosen doppelten Betazerfalls (0νββ) von 76Ge beträgt 1,8 × 1026 Jahre, so das Endergebnis des Experiments GERDA im Untergrundlabor LNGS in Italien.

  • Gibert

    Unusual coupling in an artificial material

    The group of Marta Gibert published results on the transport properties of atomic-precise superlattices made from two alternating distinct nickelate layers, NdNiO3 and SmNiO3 in Nature Materials.

  • Machine Learning

    Machine Learning kompakt

    Einstieg zum Machine Learning - ein Buch von Titus Neupert et al. Das Buch richtet sich an Studierende aller Naturwissenschaften und kann kostenlos (von der UZH aus) heruntergeladen werden.