IceCube detected neutrinos from a nearby galaxy
The 1 km3 detector buried in Antarctic ice has identified a second neutrino source outside the Milky Way. This is a nearby activ…
The Physics Section
The Physics Section at the University of Geneva provides a lively environment where students, lecturers and researchers meet on a daily basis and work closely together.
The level of research and teaching in the Physics Section is excellent, and is highly competitive in Switzerland, Europe and across the world. UNIGE is currently in 60th position worldwide (out of 20,000) in the University of Shanghai’s classification (2021), and the physics Section as a standalone is ranked in 18th place. Thanks to the outstanding quality of research at world level, the university offers a highly international and open environment, where the atmosphere is conducive to discussion and debate and generating innovative ideas. Our research priorities are centred around four main directions: theoretical physics, particle physics, quantum materials and quantum applications.
As a leading university, the UNIGE and the Section are naturally very committed to their teaching mission. We are constantly adjusting and improving our methods and teaching to meet today's most demanding and innovative standards. The Section remains on a human scale with a particularly favourable student body ratio and a very available teaching staff. The Physics Students' Association is also very active and provides a dynamic environment for exchanges.
In today's society, which is becoming increasingly technological, it is essential that science be shared, especially in a country like Switzerland where the voice of every citizen counts in the political decisions and major orientations of the country. In 2007, the Physics Section therefore created a laboratory-theatre of scientific discovery, the Physiscope. The Athena programme, which allows post-compulsory secondary school students to discover student life by attending university courses and getting a head start on their studies, was also recently set up.
Agenda of the Physics section
Unravelling the physics of the early universe with upcoming CMB and galaxy observations
Diverse observations have established the standard cosmological model, known as $\Lambda CDM$. Within this model, the Universe began in a hot dense state filled with tiny primordial density fluctuations. These fluctuations grew as they collapsed under…
Ecole de Physique / Remote via Zoom https://unige.zoom.us/j/64084462742?pwd=S0cvc1BFQVlyMTgwV3I1enNFRWZQUT09
Cosmological Bootstrap in Slow Motion
Inflation can be viewed as a natural particle collider through which we can learn about physics at very short distances. In this talk, I study the physics of the cosmological phonon collider: I uncover the imprints of heavy particles during inflation on…
Ecole de Physique / Room 234
Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stuckelberg
- Conférence - débat
Flat Club - Oxide heterostructures & designer quantum materials - Andrea Caviglia
Abstract will follow soon More information: https://flatclub.dqmp.ch/
Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stueckelberg
Tomalla Prize ceremony 2022
The Italian physicist Alessandra Buonanno is awarded the Tomalla Prize 2022 for her outstanding work on gravitational wave physics, especially for the effective one-body approach to describe the gravitational waves emitted by binary black holes or neutron…
Ecole de Physique / Grand Auditoire
SéminaireUnravelling the physics of the early universe with upcoming CMB and galaxy observationsMore information
06.12.2022 14:00 – 15:00 / Ecole de Physique / Remote via Zoom https://unige.zoom.us/j/64084462742?pwd=S0cvc1BFQVlyMTgwV3I1enNFRWZQUT09
SéminaireCosmological Bootstrap in Slow MotionMore information
09.12.2022 11:50 – 12:50 / Ecole de Physique / Room 234
09.12.2022 14:15 – 15:15 / Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stuckelberg
Conférence - débatFlat Club - Oxide heterostructures & designer quantum materials - Andrea CavigliaMore information
16.12.2022 12:00 – 14:00 / Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stueckelberg
CérémonieTomalla Prize ceremony 2022More information
16.12.2022 17:30 – 19:30 / Ecole de Physique / Grand Auditoire