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  • LHC experiments present latest results at ICHEP 07.19.2018
    Traditional Korean music and dancing marked the start of the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: Marcos Dracos) This year’s International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) — the “biggie” of conferences in high-energy physics — took place in Seoul, South Korea, on 4–11 July. For a taste of the […]
    Kate Kahle
  • CERN supports new business incubation centre in Switzerland 07.11.2018
    Anaïs Rassat PARK INNOVAARE in Switzerland is now home to the newest CERN business incubation centre. (Image: Daniel Erne) CERN has signed its tenth Business Incubation Centre (BIC) agreement with PARK INNOVAARE in Switzerland, one of CERN’s Member States. CERN is behind a network of ten BICs, hosted in ten of its Member States, to assist […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology 07.10.2018
    Romain Muller Timepix3, one of the read-out chips of Medipix (Image: CERN) What if, instead of a black and white X-ray picture, a doctor of a cancer patient had access to colour images identifying the tissues being scanned? This colour X-ray imaging technique could produce clearer and more accurate pictures and help doctors give their […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • ISOLDE mints isotopes of chromium 07.06.2018
    ISOLDE’s resonant ionisation laser ion source (RILIS) provided the first beams of neutron-rich chromium isotopes to the ISOLTRAP precision balance. (Image: Noemí Carabán González/CERN) CERN’s nuclear physics facility, ISOLDE, has minted a new coin in its impressive collection of isotopes. The facility has forged neutron-rich isotopes of the element chromium for the first time, and in […]
    Ana Lopes
  • Opinion: We need to talk about the Higgs 07.04.2018
    Tim Gershon François Englert (left) and Peter Higgs at CERN on 4 July 2012, on the occasion of the announcement of the discovery of a Higgs boson (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) It is six years ago that the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced, to great fanfare in the world’s media, as a crowning success […]
    Anais Schaeffer
  • Technologies for CLIC and beyond 07.02.2018
    X-band technology at the CLEAR test facility at CERN (Image : Julien Ordan/CERN) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) collides protons at an energy of 13 TeV and is expected to operate until the mid-2030s. Looking beyond, one possible path for particle physics is a high-energy linear electron–positron collider. The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) project at […]
    Achintya Rao
  • ISOLDE peers into the world of DNA 06.22.2018
    Ana Lopes ISOLDE researcher Magdalena Kowalska is leading the study into DNA molecules using isotopes. (Image: Sophia Bennett/CERN) Though known for particle physics, CERN’s facilities also dip their toes into other fields. For example, researchers at CERN’s nuclear physics facility, ISOLDE, have been investigating DNA molecules. The researchers have applied an ultrasensitive variant of nuclear magnetic resonance […]
    Ana Lopes
  • Filipino and Indian students win 2018 BL4S competition 06.20.2018
    Screenshot of the application video of one of the winning teams (Image: Cryptic Ontics) High-school students from the International School of Manila, Philippines, and R.N. Podar School in Mumbai, India, are the winners of the 2018 Beamline for Schools competition. In September, they will carry out their proposed experiments at CERN together with professional researchers. This […]
    Achintya Rao
  • Exploring future medical accelerators for cancer treatment 06.20.2018
    European hadron therapy facilities in operation or under construction in 2016* (Image: CERN Courier) From 19 to 21 June, sixty experts from all over the world are meeting at the European Scientific Institute (ESI) in Archamps, France, to explore future medical accelerators for treating cancer with ions. Ion therapy, also known as hadron therapy, is […]
    Achintya Rao
  • Major work starts to boost the luminosity of the LHC 06.15.2018
    Civil works have begun on the ATLAS and CMS sites to build new underground structures for the High-Luminosity LHC. (Image: Julien Ordan / CERN) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is officially entering a new stage. Today, a ground-breaking ceremony at CERN celebrates the start of the civil-engineering work for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC): a new […]
    Corinne Pralavorio
  • Dive into the subatomic world at Art Basel 06.13.2018
    Cristina Agrigoroae HALO, the immersive art installation at Art Basel (Image: Claudia Marcelloni/CERN) The Semiconductor duo, Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, were CERN artists-in-residence in 2015. (Image: Claudia Marcelloni/CERN)   Merging particle physics and art, a CERN-inspired artwork is being featured for the first time at Art Basel, the international art fair in Basel, Switzerland […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • Big data and social media 06.12.2018
    Kate Kahle Vint Cerf's slides included this visualisation of inbound traffic on the NSFNET T1 backbone in September 1991 (purple for zero bytes to white for 100 billion bytes). (Image: Donna Cox and Robert Patterson, Merit Network, Inc., NCSA and NSF) “It’s not a surprise that networking produces social effects” stated Vint Cerf when he […]
    Kate Kahle
  • Neutron stars cast light on quark matter 06.07.2018
    Ana Lopes Artist’s impression of the merger of two neutron stars (Image: University of Warwick/Mark Garlick) Quark matter – an extremely dense phase of matter made up of subatomic particles called quarks – may exist at the heart of neutron stars. It can also be created for brief moments in particle colliders on Earth, such […]
    Ana Lopes
  • Higgs boson comes out on top 06.04.2018
    Artistic view of the Brout-Englert-Higgs Field (Image: Daniel Dominguez/CERN) New results from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) reveal how strongly the Higgs boson interacts with the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark. The Higgs boson interacts only with massive particles, yet it was initially discovered in its decay […]
    Kate Kahle
  • FRESCA2: a record field for an extraordinary magnet 06.01.2018
    Corinne Pralavorio The FRESCA2 cryostat before the insertion of the magnet. (Image: Sophia Bennett) In its quest for knowledge, CERN pushes technologies to the limits. In the Laboratory’s workshops, scientists are inventing magnets that will equip the accelerators of the future. The latest performance record has been established by the FRESCA2 magnet, a superconducting dipole […]
    Corinne Pralavorio
  • From CERN to the clinic 05.29.2018
    Ana Lopes Timepix3, one of the read-out chips of Medipix. (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) Medipix – a family of read-out chips for particle imaging and detection developed at CERN – has proved its credentials outside the field of high-energy physics, including in art authentication and restoration. At a seminar at 11:00 CEST today at CERN, broadcast […]
    Ana Lopes
  • World’s first crabbing of a proton beam 05.25.2018
    Test bench of the first two prototype crab cavities in the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) accelerator. The cryomodule containing the cavities is installed on a mobile table that allows it to be moved into the beam line as needed (Image: M. Brice/CERN) CERN has successfully tested “crab cavities” to rotate a beam of protons – […]
    Corinne Pralavorio
  • Long live the doubly charmed particle 05.25.2018
    Corinne Pralavorio The LHCb detector seen in 2018 in its underground cavern. The excellent precision of this detector allowed LHCb physicists to perform detailed measurements on the doubly charmed particle they discovered only last year. (Image: M. Brice, J. Ordan/CERN) Finding a new particle is always a nice surprise, but measuring its characteristics is another […]
    Corinne Pralavorio
  • Samuel Ting to present latest results from AMS 05.24.2018
    Ana Lopes The AMS detector on the International Space Station (Image: NASA) Join us via webcast at 16:30 CEST today to hear particle physicist and Nobel Prize winner Samuel Ting present the latest results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration in its pursuit to understand the origin of cosmic rays and dark matter. The […]
    Ana Lopes
  • OPERA presents its final results on neutrino oscillations 05.22.2018
    The OPERA experiment at the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy (Image: INFN) The OPERA experiment, located at the Gran Sasso Laboratory of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), was designed to conclusively prove that muon-neutrinos can convert to tau-neutrinos, through a process called neutrino oscillation, whose discovery was awarded the 2015 Nobel Physics […]
    Achintya Rao