Andre Rubbia’s group at ETH Zurich (new page)


ETH Zurich

Prof. Dr. André Rubbia

Institute of Particle Physics

HPK F 23

Schafmattstr. 20

8093 Zürich

Tel: +41 44 633 38 73

Fax: +41 44 633 12 33




André Rubbia, born in Geneva in 1966, studied Physics at the University of Geneva and then at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), where he received his PhD degree in 1993 for experimental work on the L3 experiment at the CERN LEP collider. He became a CERN-staff physicist, and engaged on the new neutrino experiment NOMAD and on the early developments of the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. In 1998, he joined ETHZ as an Associate Professor for Particle Physics and was elected Full Professor in 2003. At ETHZ, he initiated and led efforts in experimental neutrino physics in the long baseline ICARUS, OPERA and T2K experiments, in astroparticle physics as PI of the ArDM experiment, in particle physics at low energies and in liquid Argon detectors development. Since 2008, he is the Coordinator of the international FP7 LAGUNA Design Study for a next- generation deep underground neutrino observatory. In 2010 he took a sabbatical leave as a visiting Professor at the High Energy Center (KEK) in Tsukuba, Japan. He teaches basic courses in physics for engineers, as well as specialized lectures in particle physics at the Master’s and PhD levels.


Address fundamental questions in elementary particle and astroparticle physics:

  1. What is the origin of matter dominance in the Universe ?

  2. What are the properties of neutrinos ?

  3. Is there CP-violation in the leptonic sector ?

  4. Is the proton unstable?

  5. What is the Nature of Dark Matter ?


Our research is financed by the Swiss Science National Foundation (SNF) , ETH Zurich and the European Commission through its Framework Programmes.