The Council is the body exercising participation rights in the sense of Art. 32 of the FIT Act (Federal Act on the Federal Institutes of Technology ruling the EPF). It provides comprehensive information to and ensures the participation of the Institute members. The Council expresses its opinion on strategic actions regarding the Institute’s research and planning that are submitted to its approval. The Council is the Institute’s body in charge of hearing proposals from Institute members (right to submit motions).



The present Council is composed of the following members:


Chair (Director of  IPHYS)

Henrik Rønnow


Representatives of teaching staff

Rafaël Butté

Jean-Philippe Hogge

Georges Wagnières

Vacant seat


Representatives of scientific staff

Duncan Alexander

Alexander Kruchkov

Thomas La Grange

Marina Pivetta


Representatives of administrative and technical staff

Julien Burnens

Nadja Dekumbis

Anh Eymann

Vacant seat


Members ex officio

Olivier Schneider (Deputy Director of IPHYS)

Cécile Hébert ( Director of the Physics Section)

Frédéric Mila (Director of the Doctoral Program in Physics)

Blandine Jérôme (Scientific assistant, acting as Secretary)

Stefania Quaranta (Administrator)