High Energy Physics Laboratory

Welcome to the LPHE

The High Energy Physics Laboratory (LPHE) is specialised in particle physics at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The laboratory is part of the Physics Institute (IPHYS) and the School of Basic Sciences (FSB).

Research at the LPHE

The LPHE is engaged in multiple international collaborations. The diversified research activities require the development of techniques in particle detection, and in signal and data processing.

The laboratory is currently participating in the LHCb experiment, whose detector is one of the biggest of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The analysis of LHCb data allows the LPHE to have a vast research program that is primarily directed towards the study of CP violation and the search of new particles and rare decays.


Address: EPFL-SB-IPHYS-LPHE BSP – Cubotron CH-1015 Lausanne (Campus Map)

Tél: +41 (0)21 693 04 72

Fax: +41 (0)21 693 04 77

Secretariat: [email protected] & [email protected]

LPHE-RM director: Prof. Radoslav Marchevksi, [email protected]

LPHE-LS director: Prof. Lesya Shchutska, [email protected]

LPHE-OS director: Prof. Olivier Schneider, [email protected]

SCI-SB-FB director:  Prof. Fred Blanc, [email protected]

Webmasters: [email protected], [email protected]

Fulfilling his dream: Marc is going to Antartica for the IceCube experiment

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Since he started studying physics at EPFL, Marc Jacquart was fascinated by the IceCube experiment. His dream was to – at some point of his academic career – spend 13 months at the South Pole to help with the running of the detector. This dream is becoming reality sooner than expected. IceCube is one of the (…)