CHIPP - CHIPP Annual Plenary Meeting

2013 CHIPP Annual Plenary Meeting


24-26 June 2013

This year, the meeting will focus on the future of Swiss particle physics, i.e. highlight and discuss the concrete intentions of Swiss research groups for the implementation of the different chapters of the European Strategy in Particle Physics (to be approved on 30 May by the CERN Council). Open minds and constructive criticism are welcome.

Venue: Campus Sursee

The Campus Sursee is the schooling centre of the Schweizerische Baumeisterverband (Swiss Association of Master Builders; Société Suisse des Entrepreneurs) and at the same time one of the largest seminar centres of Switzerland. It has undergone a tremendous development since its first days in 1972: it offers at present more than 53 modular seminar rooms (all with day-light and fully equipped with modern infrastructure), around 200 hotel rooms, and three restaurants. Thanks to its size, the centre benefits of a very professional staff and astonishingly low lodging costs, leading to a very advantageous cost/benefit ratio. The standard hotel rooms are either one or two bed rooms and equipped with the usual conveniences. Free internet access is available in all rooms and on the whole Campus area.

Campus Sursee is located slightly above the old town of Sursee near Lake Sempach, and is easily and conveniently reachable by car and by public transportation. It sits halfway between Olten and Lucerne, and approximately in the middle between Zurich and Berne. For more information please consult or for your arrival (available in German only).



A public bus connects the railway station of Sursee with Campus Sursee; alternatively, you may choose a 1.5 km walk through a pleasant landscape. Approximate travel times to Campus Sursee are as follows:

  • from Basel: 01h10 - 01h25
  • from Berne: 01h10
  • from Geneva: 02h55
  • from Lausanne: 02h20
  • from Zurich: 01h10 - 01h35

Those who have registered and have indicated the use of public transport will be contacted end of May for travelling details (see also For people travelling by car, a car park is available. .

Accommodation and registration:

The block booking for the single and double rooms is secured until end April 2013. The rooms are attributed on a “first come first served” basis.


  • one night/one day 179 CHF (1 night plus 3 meals)
  • one night/two days 233 CHF (1 night plus 3 meals)
  • two nights/two days 348 CHF (2 nights plus 6 meals)
  • two nights/three days 402 CHF (2 nights plus 6 meals)
  • one day 63 CHF (lunch)

The prices quoted include:

  • accommodation including breakfast buffet (except for ‘one day ’ stay);
  • meals (lunch, dinner/dinners [except for ‘one day’ stay]) including mineral water, apple juice, soft drinks, coffee, dessert [for dinner only]);
  • 2 coffee breaks per day with cold or warm drinks, cookies or similar;
  • mineral water and fruits in the seminar room;
  • seminar fee and infrastructure fee for technical material and installations (seminar rooms, beamers, microphone, electricity cables & plugs, internet access).

Earlier arrivals or extended stays are possible (100 CHF per night incl. breakfast).


In order to benefit from the block booking, please register here at the latest by end-April. After this date, registration is still possible, but hotel accommodation at Campus cannot be guaranteed anymore.

Please click here for the Agenda of the meeting

For any further information, please contact Jean-Pierre Ruder