About the Laboratory of Particle Physics

The Laboratory of Particle Physics (LTP) at the Paul Scherrer Institute pursues fundamental research, addressing the most up to date questions in modern physics.

The results of our research allow for a better understanding of the basic building blocks of matter and the forces that act between them. Together with researchers from Switzerland and abroad, we use the world's most intensive sources for low-energy muons, pions and ultracold neutrons at PSI.

Our special know-how in detector construction, electronics and chip design is used for experiments at PSI, the CMS experiment at CERN, as well as in many applications and spin-offs of particle physics at PSI and worldwide.

The LTP trains electronics technicians and supervises many bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses. Members of the laboratory teach at the ETH and the University of Zurich. The LTP runs the prestigious Zuoz Summer School of Particle Physics every 2 years and the respected international PSI20xx conference every 3 years.