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  • Tune in for TEDxCERN and face the “Elephant in the Room” 09.20.2018
    Cristina Agrigoroae TEDxCERN event in the CMS building in 2015 (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) The fifth edition of TEDxCERN is taking place on 20 November in the heart of Geneva. The “Elephant in the room” theme tackles obvious problems that need to be addressed, pulling you into the technological realm that’s increasingly taking over humanity. From […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • The hunt for leptoquarks is on 09.19.2018
    Achintya Rao A collision event recorded by CMS at the start of the data-taking run of 2018. CMS sifts through such collisions up to 40 million times per second looking for signs of hypothetical particles like leptoquarks (Image: Thomas McCauley/Tai Sakuma/CMS/CERN) Matter is made of elementary particles, and the Standard Model of particle physics states […]
    Achintya Rao
  • First particle tracks for international neutrino experiment 09.18.2018
    Inside the protoDUNE-SP cryostat (Image: CERN) The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). DUNE’s scientific mission is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of neutrinos, the most abundant (and most […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • The LHC prepares for the future 09.14.2018
    Corinne Pralavorio View of the CERN Control Centre where the operators control the LHC (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) The Large Hadron Collider is stopping proton collisions for five days this week to undergo numerous tests. Accelerator specialists need to test the LHC when it is not in production mode and there are only several weeks left […]
    Corinne Pralavorio
  • The Large Hadron Collider: 10 years and counting 09.10.2018
    Matthew Chalmers Image of a LHC beam screen recorded on 10 September 2008, showing two spots corresponding to the successful circulation of protons once around the machine (Image: CERN) Ten years ago, on 10 September 2008, two yellow dots on a screen signalled the first time that protons had circulated CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), […]
    Achintya Rao
  • The incredible lightness of the Higgs 09.07.2018
    Ana Lopes View of the ATLAS detector. The ATLAS collaboration reports results of a combination of searches for a new particle – dubbed a vector-like top quark – that could be the culprit behind the Higgs lightness. (Image: Claudia Marcelloni/ATLAS CERN) Why is the Higgs boson so light? That’s one of the questions that has […]
    Corinne Pralavorio
  • ATTRACT initiative to fund detection and imaging innovation 09.05.2018
    State-of-the-art detection technologies, such as those used in the CMS experiment, shown here, have many applications for society (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) CERN is part of a pioneering European initiative, ATTRACT, to fund breakthrough detection and imaging ideas with market potential. The ATTRACT seed fund is open to researchers and entrepreneurs from organisations all over Europe. […]
    Kate Kahle
  • Hunting for dark quarks 08.31.2018
    Ana Lopes A proton–proton collision event with two emerging-jet candidates. (Image: CMS/CERN) Quarks are the smallest particles that we know of. In fact, according to the Standard Model of particle physics, which describes all known particles and their interactions, quarks should be infinitely small. If that’s not mind-boggling enough, enter dark quarks – hypothetical particles […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • AWAKE successfully accelerates electrons 08.29.2018
    Achintya Rao AWAKE's electron beam line (Image: Maximilien Brice/Julien Ordan/CERN) Early in the morning on Saturday, 26 May 2018, the AWAKE collaboration at CERN successfully accelerated electrons for the first time using a wakefield generated by protons zipping through a plasma. A paper describing this important result was published in the journal Nature today. The […]
    Achintya Rao
  • Long-sought decay of Higgs boson observed 08.28.2018
    An ATLAS candidate event for the Higgs boson (H) decaying to two bottom quarks (b), in association with a W boson decaying to a muon (μ) and a neutrino (ν). (Image: ATLAS/CERN) Six years after its discovery, the Higgs boson has at last been observed decaying to fundamental particles known as bottom quarks. The finding, presented today at […]
    Ana Lopes
  • Photowalk 2018: CERN winners join global competition 08.27.2018
    Melissa Jacquemod Taken in the Antimatter hall, this picture won first prize in the CERN competition. It shows one of the photographers from the Photowalk in front of huge concrete blocks surrounding the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) (Image: Cédric Favero/CERN) CERN has announced the winners of its ‘Photowalk 2018: Behind the Scenes’ competition. The three winning […]
    Achintya Rao
  • Taking the temperature of protoDUNE 08.24.2018
    Sarah Charley This 7.5-metre thermometer can measure 48 different temperatures simultaneously, enabling scientists to monitor the cooling and filtration system of the liquid-argon protoDUNE-SP detector. (Image: Roberto Acciarri) When crane operators at CERN lowered a custom 7.5-metre thermometer into one of the prototypes for the planned Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) earlier this month, it […]
    Ana Lopes
  • ALPHA experiment takes antimatter to a new level 08.22.2018
    Ana Lopes Jeffrey Hangst, spokesperson for the ALPHA experiment, next to the experiment. (Image: Maximilien Brice, Julien Ordan/CERN) In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration reports that it has literally taken antimatter to a new level. The researchers have observed the Lyman-alpha electronic transition in the antihydrogen atom, the antimatter counterpart […]
    Ana Lopes
  • HIE-ISOLDE’s Phase 2 reaches completion 08.21.2018
    CERN’s ISOLDE facility has been in operation for more than 50 years. It produces radioactive isotopes for studies of the structure of atomic nuclei and a variety of other purposes including medical applications. Now, Phase 2 of its HIE-ISOLDE upgrade has reached completion. This will allow ISOLDE to accelerate radioactive beams to energies up to […]
    Achintya Rao
  • New Swiss banknote features CERN 08.15.2018
    A specimen of the new Swiss 200 franc note (Image: Swiss National Bank) Each note in the ninth series of Swiss bank notes has been designed to tell a story about one aspect of the world, seen from a Swiss angle. The first of the new series to be released, the 50 franc note, tells […]
    Achintya Rao
  • Vote for your favourite picture from the CERN Photowalk 08.10.2018
    The best 20 photographs from the 2018 CERN Photowalk as chosen by the jury On 1 June 2018, 20 photographers visited CERN for an exclusive opportunity to explore the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and record behind-the-scenes views with their lenses as part of a Physics Photowalk. This year, for the fourth time, CERN has […]
    Achintya Rao
  • New measurement of particle’s lifetime intrigues physicists 08.08.2018
    Ana Lopes A proton–proton collision event detected by LHCb earlier this year. (Image: LHCb/CERN) A new measurement of one of a particle’s properties can sometimes throw up a value that, intriguingly, is very different from previous values. In a paper posted online and submitted to the journal Physical Review Letters, the LHCb collaboration at CERN reports precisely that for the […]
    Ana Lopes
  • A nature-lover’s guide to CERN 08.02.2018
    Cristina Agrigoroae The “Nature et abeilles” club maintains a dozen beehives and compiles inventories of the flora and insects on the CERN sites. (Image: Julien Ordan, Anna Mestvirishvili/CERN) Visitors to CERN are often struck by the anarchic urbanisation, the unalluring industrial edifices, car-parks and roads. Yet, in the midst of the metal and tarmac, nature […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • The invisible structure providing Open Access in HEP 07.30.2018
    Cristina Agrigoroae SCOAP³ partnership map (Image: CERN) Only four years ago, most publications in High-Energy Physics (HEP) were behind paywalls, only accessible to a limited audience of academics. Today, nearly 90% of scientific articles in this field are available to everyone and authors from anywhere in the world can publish their papers without any financial […]
    Cristina Agrigoroae
  • LHC accelerates its first “atoms” 07.27.2018
    Sarah Charley During a special one-day run, LHC operators injected lead "atoms" containing a single electron into the machine (Image: Maximilien Brice/Julien Ordan/CERN) Protons might be the Large Hadron Collider’s bread and butter, but that doesn’t mean it can’t crave more exotic tastes from time to time. On Wednesday, 25 July, for the very first […]
    Kate Kahle