PSI Aim at Extending Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physic

With the high-intensity proton accelerator HIPA, the Paul Scherrer Institute generates elementary particles to clarify a fundamental question: How is our universe structured?

With the help of pions, muons, and neutrons, the PSI researchers are conducting experiments to find out how the well established yet incomplete Standard Model of elementary particle physics can be extended.

A chain of three particle accelerators, each housed in its own hall, helps them do this.

The PSI facility is the best machine for this purpose worldwide, because at low energies it delivers more of the necessary particles than any other comparable facility.

These devices serve the purpose of accelerating protons, the positively charged building blocks of atomic nuclei, to 80 percent of the speed of light.

Read more in the Paul Scherrer Institute’s article.