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What we do

At present, our research focuses almost exclusively on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment operating at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its future upgrades, taking leading roles both in physics analysis and future detector upgrades, such as the phase-I pixel detector upgrade and basic R&D for calorimetry for the phase-II upgrade. The tracking detector development is centered on pixel and strip detector technologies (silicon and diamond) for future radiation hard tracking detector applications. Diamond detectors are developed in the context of the CERN RD42 collaboration. The long-term plan is to broaden this research program as soon as the way to a new international high-luminosity/high-energy collider facility will become clear.

Wallny’s group is also committed to strongly contribute to the teaching mission of the department, providing a well-balanced portfolio of large propaedeutic (lower division) courses as well as Master’s and PhD level classes. We also consider an active role in outreach and the promotion of science towards the public as important aspect of our teaching mandate.


30.03.2017 | Inken De Wit

Spark Award for fundamental research

ETH Professor Sabine Werner and her team won the Spark Award 2017 yesterday for their groundbreaking new approach to combating viral diseases. If their results can be confirmed, they could lead to the development of better treatments for viral diseases such as herpes. Read more 


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 

Events D-PHYS

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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11 April 2017, Colloquium

The fuzziness of giant plantes' cores

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12 April 2017, Colloquium

Making Sense of the Universe with Supercomputers

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12 April 2017, Talk

Der Cherenkov-Teleskop-Array

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26 April 2017, Inaugural lecture

Illuminating the Dark Universe with the help of supermassive black holes

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