• Marco Peruzzi holding his diploma. © Swiss Physical Society

Marco Peruzzi (Institute for Particle Physics, ETH Zurich) has been awarded the CHIPP Prize 2014 for the best PhD student in experimental or theoretical particle physics in Switzerland by the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics, "for his original contribution to the development of novel topological algorithms to identify photons in the electromagnetic calorimeter of the CMS experiment at the LHC and discriminate them against the abundant background from neutral pions", in the context of the diphoton differential cross section measurement with the CMS detector.

The analysis was submitted to EPJC. The arXiv posting can be found here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.7225.

Congratulations to Marco!