Our mission

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Prof. Dr. K. Kirch, laboratory head LTP
The Laboratory of Particle Physics pursues fundamental research, addressing the most up to date questions in modern physics.

The results of our research enable a better understanding of the fundamental building-blocks of nature as well as the forces acting on them. In collaboration with researchers from both Switzerland and abroad we utilize the World's most intense sources of low-energy muons, pions and ultra-cold neutrons at PSI.

Our specialized knowledge of detector design and construction, electronics and chip design is widely applied both in our experiments at PSI and in the CMS experiment at CERN, as well as in other applications and spin-offs from the field of particle physics at PSI and world-wide.