The fall semester kicks off on September 17. Once again two graduate courses will be offered. The first one, by Massimo Passera on Precision Electroweak Physics, starts at 10am on Tuesday September 25, in lecture hall B1.
Some more information about the contents of these lectures can be found
Since a couple of years the AEC maintains a formalized visitor program,
which brings dozens of scientists for short or longer research stays to
Bern. In addition to the AEC visitor program, there are also guests
funded by various Swiss or European grants.
As an example, this March we have the pleasure to host
Mariano Quiros and
for visits of a duration from a few days up to two months.
The yearly outreach series "Physik am Freitag" of the Department of Physics
and Astronomy kicks off on Friday January 19 (at 16:30 in lecture hall 099),
with a presentation by Urs Wenger on the mass of the proton, on the weight
of Universe, and other related matters. The remaining presentations are by
our experimental colleagues. There are in total 5 talks this year, on a
level suitable for high school students and the general public.
ITP celebrated the traditional Xmas Fondue on Thursday December 14, in the
presence of more than 50 guests. In addition to the usual culinary joys and
happy reunions with our alumni, the dinner should remain in memory because
of a unique Ukrainian music performance as well as spectacular lightning
over the city of Bern. We thank once again Thomas Becher and Christoph Greub
for the organization, and wish all the participants, as well as other
friends of the ITP, a relaxing holiday season and best wishes for a
productive New Year 2018!
In the recent months, several new postdoctoral fellows have started their
tenures at the ITP: Franziska Hagelstein, Adrian Lewandowski, Keita Nii,
Debajyoti Sarkar, Christoph Wiegand. Two further ones, Ahmad Zein Assi and
João Barros, start in January. The interests of the postdocs vary
from low-energy hadronic interactions and collider physics all the way to
supersymmetry and string theory. Hopefully everyone has a productive and
pleasent stay in Bern!