delocalization from 29 January till 9 May 2005

7° 59' 2" E, 46° 32' 53" N
Altitude: ca. 3460 m, 11333 feet

High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch

From January 29th till May 9th the Imachinations appeared with the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch at the "Top of Europe". Since the 1930's important discoveries in the fields of physiology, meteorology, glaciology, radiation, astronomy and cosmic rays have been made at the station in Central Switzerland. Read more about the begining of the cosmic ray research at the Jungfraujoch: results of the research in the station's library.

timelapse video of the Imachinations at the Jungfraujoch

For the imachination project one of the crucial questions at the Jungfraujoch station was how the character of images has changed from the use of nuclear emulsions to the use of data measurements - or just in short terms "how images scatter into data".[1] Read more conceptual details about the Imachinations in the context of nuclear physics.

Erwin Flückiger, director of the International Foundation High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat in Bern, made as student an important experience with nuclear emulisions: "My initiation to cosmic ray research was to watch a black star under the microscope". He sees an organizational difference between the high energy physics and cosmic ray research: the different sizes of the groups. (Read the whole interview...)

Track in the cloud chamber versus live data from the neutron monitor at Junfraujoch:
image at the left: startrack of a neutrino decay in a cloud chamber installed at the Jungfraujoch by Astbury (in: Rochester & Butler: The new unstable cosmic ray particles, UK 1953)

Prof. Huber von Salis camped in 1926 for two weeks on the Mönch (4107 m).
Click on the image to reade more about the cosmic ray research.

[1] Galison, Peter: Images scatter into data, data gather into images, in: Latour, Bruno; Weibel, Peter: Iconoclash, Cambridge/Karlsruhe 2002, S.300-323


High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat with Livecam "Top of Europe"
UNESCO world heritage Jungfrau/Aletsch/Bietschhorn
panorama view Jungfrau

Whatch movie about the project:
Deutsch, QT, 3min. 13,7 Mb
English, QT, 3min. 13,7 Mb

Jungfraujoch in May 05 with restaurant in the foreground and the research station behind and the Sphinx laboratory up on the hill.

Thanks to:

Special thanks to Prof. Dr. Erwin O. Flückiger, Mrs. Louise Wilson, Dr. Urs Jenzer & Dr. Rolf Bütikofer for their kind support!