Public Lecture

This year's program will offer a public lecture (no registration needed):

Is there a new role for science after the Paris climate conference (COP21) ?, Hervé le Treut, Université Pierre et Marie Curie & Ecole Polytechnique, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Paris
(Tuesday, 23.08., 20:00, Aula Magna)

Special Public Event: Particle Fever

Particle Fever is a documentary movie following six particle physicists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, and up to the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012. As they seek the keys to unlocking the very building blocks of physics, the six protagonists are joined with more than 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and to find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter and to confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?

Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, from the inspiration and initiative of producer David Kaplan and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Godfather trilogy), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.

The movie will be shown in English with Italian subtitles on Monday 22 August 2016, 20:00 in USI's Aula Magna. Free entry.


Schedules and Program Overview

Here you find the schedule tables as well as the overview (all submissions with presenting authors, without abstracts) of the conference. Upon program changes a notification will be placed with the respective entry (original state: 02.06.2016). Changes are marked in red within each file.


Here you find the complete program with abstracts. Upon program changes a notification will be placed with the respective entry (original state: 27.07.2016). Changes are marked in red within each file.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony will take place on 23 August 2016 at 15:30. As every year outstanding scientific works will be honoured with the SPS awards. Addtionally the prizes of the CHIPP and SGN will be awarded.
During the conference the winners will each give a talk on the awarded work (details see program).

Best Poster Award

The three best posters at this year's conference will each be recognized with an award. These awards are donated by Europhysics Letters and are doted with CHF 200.-.

Only posters, which are presented on both days of the poster session (23.08. and 24.08.) and whose authors are present, will be evaluated.

The three awards will be given to the winners on Thursday, 25.08.2016 at 10:20h.