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Our members : From left to right: G. Perrin, C.Grab, S. Corrodi, L. Perrozzi


The group research interests cover a wide range from studies of QCD production to the standard model Higgs boson searches. The present research activities exploit the data produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN during its run at 7 TeV and at 8 TeV, and collected by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector. From the very beginning of the LHC run, the group has been involved in heavy flavour related analysis, concentrating on highly efficient and pure detection of beauty quarks (bottom quarks).

Our group was part of the overall CMS collaboration effort that discovered a new Higgs boson as announced on July 4th, 2012 at CERN. The characteristics  of this boson and the detailed study of its properties are the present goals of the group. We are invloved now in Run 2 (at 13 TeV) concentrating on H-->bb decays. (see CMS-homepage)

At the Paul-Scherrer-Institut (PSI) we are involved in the Mu3e experiment to search for the lepton-flavour violating decay where an anti-muon decays into two positrons and an electron without accompanying neutrinos. Any observation of this decay mode is a clean indication of physics beyond the realm of our standard model.

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 


The group is involved in various teaching activities within the physics department:


  • Various outreach activities, such as participation in the European Masterclasses,
    the "ETH unterwegs" program, "TecDays at Swiss High-schools" and "Particle Physics classes" for physics teachers at high-schools.

Events D-PHYS

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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26 April 2017, Inaugural lecture

Illuminating the Dark Universe with the help of supermassive black holes

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27 April 2017, Seminar

Spin-orbit entanglement in Mott insulators with strong relativistic coupling: Unusual interaction and novel phases

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Visualization of a measured CMS event with two muons and two b-tagged jets
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