Stategic Projects

Daniel Wyler, retired Professor for theoretical physics at the University of Zurich and former Vice President for Medicine and Science from 2010 to 2015 is currently delegate of the rector for strategic projects at the university. His present activities include building up Citizen Science in Zurich, an initiative on aging and collaborations with indian institutions. 

Daniel Wyler studied physics at the ETH and at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, where he earned his PhD in 1977. After stays at institutions worldwide he became professor for theoretical physics at the University of Zurich in 1987. Daniel Wyler has held several positions at the University and member of the Swiss National Science Foundation’s research council from 1997 to 2006. The focus of his research lies in theoretical elementary physics. He is particularly interested in predicting and discovering new elementary particles, which is a major area of research at the LHC in Geneva.