Main content


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.


26.06.2017 | Samuel Schlaefli

A gravity researcher in search of weightlessness

Lavinia Heisenberg is a theoretical physicist. She is reluctant to accept that General Relativity can be used to describe the universe only on the assumption of exotic materials and energy sources. Her goal is thus to update Einstein’s theory. Read more 

26.05.2017 | Oliver Morsch

Quantum-aided frequency measurements

Accurate measurements of the frequencies of weak electric or magnetic fields are important in many applications. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a procedure whereby a quantum sensor measures the frequency of an oscillating magnetic field with unprecedented accuracy. Read more 

16.05.2017 | Felix Würsten

Persistent and curious

As Professor of Particle Physics, Felicitas Pauss played a key role in the discovery of the Higgs boson. Tomorrow, she will be honoured with the Richard Ernst Medal. Read more 

12.05.2017 | Oliver Morsch

One laser is enough

Gases in the environment can be spectroscopically probed fast and precisely using so-called dual frequency combs. Researchers at ETH have now developed a method by which such frequency combs can be created much more simply and cheaply than before. Read more 

Events D-PHYS

12 September 2017, Lecture

A Century of Nuclear Physics

Read more 

13 September 2017, Lecture

Quantum Field Theory: Past, Present, Future

Read more 

13 September 2017, Lecture

Gauge - Gravity, or Open - Closed String Duality

Read more 

Page URL:
Wed Jul 26 14:05:48 CEST 2017
© 2017 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich