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Astronomy / Space - Physics - 25.11.2015
100 years of relativity and enthusiasm for bringing science to the pu
25. Time and space are celebrating their 100th wedding anniversary. To mark the centenary of relativity theory, Anais Rassat and her cross-Channel accomplices have put Einstein front and center in an entertaining animated film.

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 21.10.2015
Gas variations are suggestive of seasons on comet Chury
Gas variations are suggestive of seasons on comet Chury
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko continues to reveal more of its secrets: Researchers in Bern have detected considerable variations in the gas escaping from the comet. This could amount to seasonal changes on the tiny celestial body. Meanwhile, the camera OSIRIS on board the Rosetta comet probe is revealing new details of the surface of «Chury».

Astronomy / Space - 20.10.2015
Comets: Soft shell, hard core?
Comets: Soft shell, hard core?
Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko poses new riddles: Surface material measurements performed by the «Philae» landing module indicate that the near surface material might have changed since its formation. Up to now, many researchers had assumed that it has remained in virtually the same state since its formation about 4.5 billion years ago.

Astronomy / Space - 20.10.2015
How comets were assembled
Rosetta's target «Chury» and other comets observed by space missions show common evidence of layered structures and bi-lobed shapes. With 3D computer simulations Martin Jutzi, astrophysicist at the University of Bern, was able to reconstruct the formation of these features as a result of gentle collisions and mergers.

Astronomy / Space - 20.10.2015
Looking for extra-terrestrial life in alien oceans
Looking for extra-terrestrial life in alien oceans
Great honour for Nicolas Thomas from the University of Berne: The scientist was selected as part of the imaging team for NASA's Europa Clipper mission.

Astronomy / Space - Event - 31.08.2015
Lights on for Scientifica 2015
At Scientifica 2015, everything revolves around the theme of light. This weekend's event will feature 300 researchers from ETH and the University of Zurich presenting their work and explaining how they use light to observe and understand the world.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 13.05.2015
CMS and LHCb experiments reveal new rare particle decay
Event displays of a candidate B0 s particle decaying into two muons in the CMS detector (left - Image: CMS/CERN) and in the LHCb detector (right - Image: CMS/CERN)                           Geneva, 13 May 2015. In an article , the CMS and LHCb collaborations describe the first observation of the very rare decay of the B0 s particle into two muon particles.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 22.04.2015
ICARUS neutrino experiment to move to Fermilab
Geneva, 22 April 2015. A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world's largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean from CERN to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy' 2 s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 3 . The 760-ton, 20-metre-long detector took data for the ICARUS experiment at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics 4 ' (INFN) Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy from 2010 to 2014, using a beam of neutrinos sent through the earth from CERN.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 15.04.2015
Physics community to discuss latest results of the AMS experiment
Geneva, 15 April 2015. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS ) collaboration will present today the latest results in its quest to understand the origin of cosmic rays and dark matter. These intriguing results will be shared and discussed during the "AMS days" starting today at CERN 2 , with many of the world's leading theoretical physicists and principal investigators of some of the major experiments exploring the field of cosmic-ray physics.

Astronomy / Space - Art and Design - 16.03.2015
CineGlobe returns for its fifth edition at CERN

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 03.01.2015
2014 - Science That Made Headlines (3)
2014 - Science That Made Headlines (3)
This year a great deal of research done at EPFL made the headlines in newspapers. Here are a few that marked the months of September to December.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 15.12.2014
Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter
EPFL scientists have picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, and say it could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter. If confirmed, it could open up new perspectives in cosmology. Could there finally be tangible evidence for the existence of dark matter in the Universe? After sifting through reams of X-ray data, scientists in EPFL's Laboratory of Particle Physics and Cosmology (LPPC) and Leiden University believe they could have identified the signal of a particle of dark matter.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 07.07.2014
Results from CERN presented at ICHEP
Geneva, 7 July 2014. Speaking at press conference held during the 37 th International Conference on High Energy Physics, ICHEP, in Valencia, Spain this morning CERN Director General Rolf Heuer gave a resume of results from CERN that are being presented. The conference, which began last Thursday with three days of parallel sessions, now moves on to plenary sessions until Wednesday, summing up the current state of the art in the field.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 08.04.2014
Astral matter from the Paul Scherrer Institute
Media Releases Matter and Material Processes in stars recreated with isotopes from PSI To understand why chemical elements exist in certain amounts on Earth, processes that take place in exploding stars – supernovae – need to be studied. After all, much of the matter that makes up the earth was formed in a supernova billions of years ago and hurled into space by the explosion.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 19.07.2013
CERN experiments put Standard Model to stringent test
Geneva, 19 July 2013. New results to be presented at the EPS-HEP conference in Stockholm, Sweden, this afternoon have put the Standard Model of particle physics to one of its most stringent tests to date. The CMS and LHCb experiments at CERN's  Large Hadron Collider will present measurements of one of the rarest measureable processes in physics: the decay of a B s (pronounced B-sub-s) particle into two muons.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 04.07.2013
CERN opens its doors to the world

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 03.04.2013
AMS experiment measures antimatter excess in space
Geneva 3 April 2013. The international team running the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS ) today announced the first results in its search for dark matter. The results, presented by AMS spokesperson Professor Samuel Ting in a seminar at CERN 2 , are to be published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Astronomy / Space - 07.09.2012
ATV-4 Albert Einstein begins the first leg of its journey to the ISS
Bern, 07. The European Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATVs) are an important element of the supply logistics for the International Space Station (ISS).

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 13.08.2012
LHC experiments bring new insight into matter of the primordial universe
Geneva, 13 August 2012. Experiments using heavy ions at CERN 's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are advancing understanding of the primordial universe. The ALICE, ATLAS and CMS collaborations have made new measurements of the kind of matter that probably existed in the first instants of the universe. They will present their latest results at the Quark Matter 2012 conference, which starts today in Washington DC.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 25.07.2012
AMS experiment marks one year in space
Geneva, 25 July 2012. CERN today marked the first year in space for the  Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) with a visit from the crew of the shuttle mission, STS-134 , that successfully delivered AMS to the  the  International Space Station (ISS) just over a year ago.

Astronomy / Space - 30.03.2012
Getting to the Moon on Drops of Fuel
The first prototype of a new, ultra-compact motor that will allow small satellites to journey beyond Earth's orbit is just making its way out of the EPFL laboratories where it was built.

Astronomy / Space - 16.03.2012
CLOSE-SEARCH : project's final in the domain of Search and rescue

Astronomy / Space - 15.02.2012
Cleaning up Earth’s orbit: A Swiss satellite to tackle space debris
The proliferation of debris orbiting the Earth - primarily jettisoned rocket and satellite components - is an increasingly pressing problem for spacecraft, and it can generate huge costs.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 18.12.2011
420 magical moments in space...
420 magical moments in space...
A new tool to calculate the orientation of a satellite with respect to the Earth, developed by EPFL students, will be on board a European Space Agency rocket scheduled to launch in March 2012.

Astronomy / Space - Economics - 15.06.2011
Volker Gass, the new Space Center director
Volker Gass, the new Space Center director

Event - Astronomy / Space - 07.06.2011
EPFL Research Day
EPFL Research Day

Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 26.05.2011
Selection of Switzerland’s proposal to name the next European automatic space transfer vehicle Albert Einstein

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 23.05.2011
LHC Experiments Present New Results at Quark Matter 2011 Conference
LHC Experiments Present New Results at Quark Matter 2011 Conference Geneva, 23 May 2011. The three LHC experiments that study lead ion collisions all presented their latest results today at the annual Quark Matter conference, held this year in Annecy, France. The results are based on analysis of data collected during the last two weeks of the 2010 LHC run, when the LHC switched from protons to lead-ions.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 27.04.2011
The AMS detector heads for the International Space Station
Update 16 May 2011: Shuttle Endeavour launched successfully at 14:56 CEST Update 10 May 2011: Shuttle launch delayed - launch now planned 16 May 2011.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 18.08.2010
AMS experiment takes off for Kennedy Space Center
AMS experiment takes off for Kennedy Space Center Geneva, 18 August 2010 . The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an experiment that will search for antimatter and dark matter in space, leaves CERN 1 next Tuesday on the next leg of its journey to the International Space Station. The AMS detector 2 is being transported from CERN to Geneva International Airport in preparation for its planned departure from Switzerland on 26 August, when it will be flown to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on board a US Air Force Galaxy transport aircraft.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 31.05.2010
Particle Chameleon Caught in the act of Changing
Researchers announced the first direct observation of a tau particle in a muon neutrino beam sent through the Earth from CERN, 730km away. This is a significant result, providing the final missing piece of a puzzle that has been challenging science since the 1960s, and giving tantalizing hints of new physics to come.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 12.02.2010
AMS experiment embarks on first leg of mission into space
Geneva, 12 February 2010. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) left CERN 1 this morning on the first leg of its journey to the International Space Station (ISS). A special convoy carrying the experiment is due to arrive at the European Space Agency's research and technology centre, ESTEC, at Noordwijk in the Netherlands in six days time.

Astronomy / Space - Health - 21.01.2010
  Mit dem Tiger forschen
Zurich - University of Zurich Die Universität Zürich und die Schweizer Luftwaffe haben ein weltweit einzigartiges Forschungsvorhaben in der Weltraummedizin gestartet.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 19.01.2010
Dank Satellitenbildern Hilfe rascher am richtigen Ort
Zurich - University of Zurich Das Geographische Institut der Universität Zürich stellt nach dem Erdbeben in Haiti der Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit Satellitenkarten zur Verfügung.

Astronomy / Space - 13.01.2010
  Astrophysiker lösen Rätsel um «kalte-Dunkle-Materie-Katastrophe»
Zurich - University of Zurich Seit bald zwanzig Jahren versuchen Wissenschaftler den Widerspruch im Modell der kalten Dunklen Materie – die so genannte «kalte-Dunkle-Materie-Katastrophe» – aufzulösen.