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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.


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 

11.05.2017 | Michael Keller

Pauli Lectures take a look under the microscope

Using a trick with the optical resolution limit, Stefan W. Hell managed to break through the diffraction barrier in light microscopy, making it possible to obtain high-resolution images of the innermost workings of life. The chemistry Nobel laureate will now deliver this year’s Pauli Lectures at ETH Zurich. Read more 

Events D-PHYS

29 May 2017, Colloquium

LIGO Event on the Back of an Envelope

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29 May 2017, Inaugural lecture

Electronic and Photonic quantum engineered systems

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29 May 2017, Talk

Electronic and Photonic quantum engineered systems

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31 May 2017, Colloquium

Flavour Anomalies and the Quest for New Physics

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