Konferenzübersicht

Plenarsitzung

Die Plenarvorträge geben einen Überblick über die neuesten Fortschritte in verschiedenen Forschungsgebieten.

  • Giacomo Indiveri, Universität & ETH Zürich: Neuromorphic Intelligence: spiking neural network and on-line learning circuits for brain-inspired technologies
  • Matthias E. Lauer, Roche Innovation Center Basel: Structure Biology and Interaction Analysis in Drug Discovery
  • Kirsten Moselund, PSI Villigen & EPF Lausanne: Advances in nanotech/integrated photonics
  • Sven Reiche, PSI Villigen: Attosecond Pulses from X-ray Free-electron Lasers: Status and Outlook
  • Leonardo Senatore, ETH Zürich: Questions in Theoretical Cosmology
  • Mikhail Shaposhnikov, EPF Lausanne: Physics of the early universe and the intensity frontier of particle physics
  • Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zürich: Quantum Science with Superconducting Circuits

 

Thematische Sitzungen

Die folgenden Parallelsitzungen sind geplant:

  • Angewandte Physik, Plasmaphysik
  • Atomphysik und Quantenoptik
  • Beschleunigerphysik
  • Biophysik und Weiche Materie
  • Elektronen- und Photonenspektroskopien für Quantenmaterialien
  • Geschichte und Philosophie der Physik
  • Gravitationswellen
  • Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik (TASK) *
  • Kondensierte Materie (KOND)
  • Magnetfelder für die Materialforschung **
  • Neutronenforschung ***
  • Photonenforschung ****
  • Spintronik und Magnetismus auf der Nanoebene
  • Startups: Die Rolle der Physik und Physiker in der Produktentwicklung ?

* in Zusammenarbeit mit CHIPP; ** unterstützt vom EU Projekt ISABEL; *** in Zusammenarbeit mit der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Neutronenforschung (SGN); **** In Zusammenarbeit mit der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Photonenforschung (SSPh)

Abhängig von Anzahl und Inhalt der Beiträge werden die Sitzungen nochmals thematisch unterteilt.

Postersitzung

Die Postersitzung beginnt am 10. September im Rahmen eines Apéros und wird am 11. September mit einem Mittags-Buffet fortgesetzt. Alle Poster müssen an beiden Tagen präsentiert werden.

Die drei herausragendsten Poster werden mit einem Preis, dotiert mit jeweils CHF 200.-, ausgezeichnet. Zusätzlich zu obiger Bedingung muß mindestens der Erstautor des Posters persönlich an der Konferenz teilnehmen, um bei der Auswahl berücksichtigt zu werden. Die Preise werden in einer kleinen Zeremonie am 12. September verliehen.

Die maximale Postergröße ist A0 (Hochformat).

Preisverleihung

Wie jedes Jahr werden herausragende wissenschaftliche Arbeiten mit den SPG Preisen geehrt werden. Die mit jeweils CHF 5000.- dotieren Preise werden für jeweils eine Arbeit auf dem Gebiet der Allgemeinen Physik (gestiftet vom ABB Forschungszentrum), der Physik der kondensierten Materie (gestiftet vom IBM Forschungslabor Rüschlikon), mit Bezug zur Metrologie (gestiftet vom METAS), der computergestützen Physik (gestiftet von COMSOL) und mit Bezug zur Energietechnik (gestiftet von Hitachi Energy Switzerland) vergeben.

Weiterhin werden die Gewinner des Charpak-Ritz Preises und des SGN Preises geehrt.

Die Preisverleihung findet am 10. September um 09:45h statt.

Generalversammlung

Die Generalversammlung findet am 09. September statt. Die Traktandenliste wird in den SPG Mitteilungen Nr. 73 publiziert.
Wir ermuntern alle SPG Mitglieder, sich aktiv zu beteiligen und mit dem Vorstand Kontakt aufzunehmen, falls bestimmte Themen auf der Tagesordnung stehen sollten.

Industrieausstellung

Parallel zur Konferenz findet eine Ausstellung wissenschaftlicher Geräte, Apparaturen, Software und Literatur statt. Interessierte Firmen wurden eingeladen, an der Tagung teilzunehmen. Sollte Ihre Firma Interesse an einer Teilnahme haben, jedoch bis Ende März keine Einladung erhalten haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an das SPG Sekretariat.

Konferenzabendessen

Das Konferenzabendessen ist für den 12. September vorgesehen. Sie können das Abendessen während der normalen Registrierung auswählen. Der Preis ist CHF 90.- pro Person (weitere Details folgen demnächst).

Wichtig: Da wir im Voraus disponieren müssen, ist eine Anmeldung vor Ort nicht möglich.

Um Ihre Teilnahme zu garantieren, muss die Gebühr für das Abendessen spätestens am 28. August bezahlt und auf unserem Konto eingetroffen sein. Wir werden nur einen kleinen Anteil an unbezahlten Anmeldungen aufrechterhalten, welche Personen zugeteilt werden, die vor Ort bar bezahlen ("wer zuerst kommt, malt zuerst").
Leider sind wir zu dieser Maßnahme aufgrund von Erfahrungen der letzten Jahre gezwungen, als zuviele unbezahlte Anmeldungen in letzter Minute storniert wurden, die wir aber dem Restaurant trotzdem geschuldet hatten. Wir hoffen auf Ihr Verständnis.

Zusätzliche Informationen für ausgewählte Sitzungen

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Energy and Sustainability (Inaugural session)

The Energy and Sustainability section is driven by a commitment to tackle the world’s urgent challenge: create a sustainable energy future with access for all. Beyond just advancing our understanding, this new section aims to make a real-world impact by focusing on cleaner energy and environmental sustainability. In our first session, we'll discuss practical physics-based research strategies, highlighting examples within the context of the Switzerland Energy Strategy 2050. For this purpose, both long-term strategies of relevant Swiss research organisations and today’s grass-roots actions will be presented. Join us in this effort to actively contribute to a future where responsible energy practices and environmental awareness are top priorities for researchers. Let's work together to make a meaningful difference in our world.

Contact: Tomoko Muranaka, Thomas Christen

 

Startups: The role of physics and physicists in developing a product?

Physics and engineering have often played a major role in the development of new technologies and products. For instance, the birth of semiconductor technology led to nowadays ubiquitous products such as radios, televisions, computers and smartphones. In the Physics in Industry session of the annual meeting, we want to collect examples of how physics contributed to the development of a new product and bring together presentations from companies in Switzerland focusing on Quantum, AI and Optics. This session will be of interest to the attending young physicists because they can learn about their professional role after university. For the speakers from industry, it will be a great opportunity to get in touch with young talents.
If you are interested in presenting a talk in this session please contact the section heads.

Contact: Valeria Bragaglia, Gian Salis

 

Theoretical Physics

As in the previous years, theoretical contributions are highly encouraged and will be included directly in a corresponding topical session. This way, the sessions will profit from a broad range of experimental, phenomenological, and theoretical advancements that are relevant in the specific topical field and thus can engage in broader and deeper discussions.
Please submit your abstract to the session which best matches your topic. You can optionally mark your contribution as "theoretical" in the submission interface.

Contact: Philippe Jetzer

 

Gravitational Waves

For this special session contributions covering all aspects of gravitational wave physics are welcome, in particular those connected with the Einstein Telescope (ET), the LISA mission, and the ongoing LIGO-Virgo detectors.
Relevant topics include data analysis, theoretical aspects, and experimental challenges of ET and / or LISA.
We particularly encourage PhD students and postdocs to submit abstracts and to join the meeting. Depending on the number of proposed contributions, the session will take place on one or two afternoons. Poster contributions are also welcome.

Contact: Steven Schramm, Philippe Jetzer

 

Accelerator Science and Technology

Particle accelerators play an important role in high energy physics, materials and life sciences. They are used to create a very special state of matter — beams of particles (protons, electrons, photons, neutrons, muons, neutrinos etc.). Contributions are encouraged on all aspects of accelerator development for future high energy frontier electron, proton and muon colliders, high brightness synchrotron light sources as well as high intensity neutron sources. 

Contact: Leonid Rivkin, Mike Seidel

 

Applied Physics, Plasma Physics

In the frame of the Applied Physics session, a special sub-session Physics applied to Medicine is planned. This session aims to to reflect the crucial role physics plays in medicine, providing essential tools and principles that aid in diagnosis, treatment and understanding of physiological processes.

Contact: Leonid Rivkin, Mike Seidel, Laurie Porte

 

Photon Science

This session is devoted to the application and technology of large-scale photon science infrastructures and related laboratory based efforts for research in all fields of physics where photon science tools take a center stage. Examples include the physics and application of free-electron lasers and synchrotron sources, the development and application of ultrafast photon science methods and many more.
The session is organised in collaboration with the SSPh.

Contact: Lukas Gallmann

 

Biophysics and Soft Matter

This session is organized in collaboration with LS2 - Life Sciences Switzerland, and the Swiss Soft Days, a key organization for the soft matter community in Switzerland.

Numerous advances in the understanding of living systems are based on interdisciplinary research conducted by people with backgrounds in molecular biology, chemistry, materials science, physics, and nanotechnology. We welcome contributions on physics-based research to the study of living systems.

Numerous advances in the life sciences are based on interdisciplinary research conducted by people with proficient scientific backgrounds in molecular biology, chemistry and chemical synthesis, materials science, physics, and nanotechnology. We welcome contributions on engineering physics and materials for new methods and applications for use in biology and medicine, both from the academic and the industrial sector of the life sciences.

A special focus of the Biophysics and Soft Matter session is the transition of research topics from 'basic' to 'applied', including biotech start-ups and the interactions between the academic and the industrial sector of the life sciences in Switzerland. For young talents, the meeting is a great opportunity to get in touch with professionals working in this fascinating field of research.

Oral and poster contributions are welcome.

Contacts: Christof Aegerter, Christof Fattinger (SPS Section chairs), Sahand Rahi (representative of LS2, Systems Biology Section), Lucio Isa (representative of the Swiss Soft Days)

 

Condensed Matter (KOND)

The condensed matter program welcomes contributions from all topics within Condensed Matter Physics, including magnetism, superconductivity, semiconductors and more. Investigations by advanced experimental techniques, e.g. by using synchrotron radiation, are highly welcome. Where relevant, we encourage participants to submit their abstracts to the respective focus sessions described below.

Contact: Henrik M. Rønnow, Ilaria Zardo

 

Electron and photon spectroscopies of quantum materials

Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) are powerful techniques to measure the momentum-resolved electronic structure of materials. In the recent years, the development of high brilliance synchrotron facilities, X-ray free electron lasers, as well as stable laser technology, have allowed new possibilities like micro- and nano-ARPES and in-operando experiments on tiny devices, as well as versatile time-resolved studies to cite a few of them.
This session is dedicated to highlight recent results in the field of quantum materials, correlated systems, and complex devices. It will bring together research groups using photoelectron, x-ray and optical spectroscopies, and serve to elaborate novel perspectives and collaborative development.

Contact: Claude Monney, Felix Baumberger, Luc Patthey

 

Neutron Science

Neutrons produced at large-scale research facilities offer valuable insights into a wide array of subjects, spanning from particle physics and quantum materials to food science. The Swiss Neutron Science Society invites abstract submissions covering any topic where neutron experiments have played or may play a significant role. We are excited about creating an excellent program for this session, and eagerly anticipate your contributions.

Contact: Viviane Lutz-Bueno, Romain Sibille

 

Spintronics and Magnetism at the Nanoscale

This focus session concerns the latest advancements in the fabrication, measurement, and exploitation of novel functionalities in spintronic and nanomagnetic materials. We aim to showcase recent work conducted by experimentalists and theorists from Switzerland who are researching the magnetic properties of thin films, interfaces, and nanostructures. Pietro Gambardella (ETHZ), Alberto Morpurgo (Uni Geneva), Cinthia Piamonteze (PSI), and Martino Poggio (Uni Basel) will present invited talks during this session.

Contact: Jeffrey Brock, Lauren Riddiford, Laura Heyderman

 

Magnetic fields for materials research

The generation and use of high magnetic fields enable the investigation of novel materials ranging from superconductors to 2D van der Waals compounds. The European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) extends the range of fields, both continuous and pulsed, accessible to researchers, by developing state-of-the-art facilities in several European laboratories and in collaboration with large scale facilities, like the Paul Scherrer Institute. This session aims to present advances in the generation and use of high magnetic fields in materials research.
The session is sponsored by the EU project ISABEL.

Contact: Stefano Gariglio

 

Women in Physics Career Symposium

With the third-edition of the women-in-physics career symposium, we aim to institutionalize this event and make it an integral part of the SPS annual meeting. Our focus remains on improving our professional and mentoring network in physics for female early-career undergraduate and postdoctoral scientists. The event will feature a series of career talks, which will provide information on navigating a career in physics from the personal perspective of invited speakers covering several career levels. Here speakers pursuing successful careers both in and outside academia provide insights about key moments of their careers. Ample networking opportunities, exchange of experiences and ideas will be provided in the breaks.
Although the event is focused on connecting mentees from the undergraduate up to postdoctoral career level with experienced mentors, we invite female participants from all career levels to register for this event to contribute and benefit from the networking. In addition, we are asking interested colleagues willing to act as mentors to register (a list of the currently registered mentors can be found here). Following our inherent belief in diversity and inclusion, we also encourage people of all genders, backgrounds and ethnicities to participate in sharing this experience and learning from each other.
The event is sponsored by the University of Geneva, University of Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute, the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and SPS. Further contributions are most welcome. More details will be made available soon.

Contact: Tobias Golling, Marc Janoschek