Titleimage: Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)

The Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC) has been founded in 2011. Its aim is to foster high-level research and teaching in fundamental physics at the University of Bern. The main focus is on experimental and theoretical particle physics and its applications (e.g. medical physics), as well as on the related spinoff and outreach activities.

The AEC has been initially established with contribution of the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) and of the Laboratory for High-Energy Physics (LHEP) of the University of Bern. With its over 100 members the AEC is among the largest university groups of scientists working on particle physics in Switzerland, and a strong player internationally.

Our educational activities are organized together with Physics and Astronomy.


All seminars taking place through the semester can be found here.


Here you can find recent news fromthe AEC, ITP and LHEP.


Muon storage ring at Fermilab

New Muon g-2 Measurement

On 10.8.23 the Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab announced the result of their new measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. This confirms previous results and significantly reduces the uncertainty. The status of the Standard Model prediction is summarized in this statement by the Muon g-2 Theory Initiative. At present it is not possible to conclude whether the measurement agrees with the Standard Model or not. Further studies of the theoretical prediction are ongoing and will be discussed during the forthcoming Plenary Workshop here in Bern.

Portrait of Uwe-Jens Wiese.

Humboldt Prize for Uwe-Jens Wiese

Uwe-Jens Wiese has received a Humboldt Research Award to cooperate with scientists at the University of Bonn.