CERN Updates

TEDxCERN gets the TED spotlight

10 Feb 2016 — The TED website now hosts even more TEDxCERN talks, reaching viewers of more than 1 million per video

Has the magic gone from Calcium-52?

9 Feb 2016 — CERN Researchers at ISOLDE facility show the supposedly doubly-magic nucleus 52Ca has an unexpectedly large charge radius

Last main ring components leave CERN for SESAME

1 Feb 2016 — Less than three years after the EC and CERN announced the start of the CESSAMag project, the final components left CERN bound for Jordan today

Official visits to CERN from Lithuania and Pakistan

27 Jan 2016 — The Laboratory welcomes the President of Lithuania and the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Microcosm: the story of CERN

22 Jan 2016 — After a major revamp in 2015, CERN’s Microcosm exhibition is once again open to visitors.

ALPHA experiment shows antihydrogen charge is neutral

21 Jan 2016 — ALPHA shows the most accurate measurement yet of the electric charge of antihydrogen atoms in a new Nature paper

Winter therapy for the accelerators

14 Jan 2016 — Hundreds of people were hard at work during the year-end technical stop as all the accelerators underwent maintenance and upgrade operations.

Carlo Rubbia awarded China’s highest scientific prize

8 Jan 2016 — Professor Carlo Rubbia, former CERN Director-General, awarded highest scientific prize for foreign individuals by the People’s Republic of China

CERN expands scientific collaboration with Middle East

7 Jan 2016 — New International Cooperation Agreements with Lebanon and Palestine pave the way to enhanced collaboration between CERN and the Middle East

Happy 2016 from CERN

5 Jan 2016 — As the New Year begins, CERN’s new Director-General, Fabiola Gianotti looks to the goals and challenges for 2016 and beyond

2015 at CERN in pictures

18 Dec 2015 — 2015: the year that saw the restart of collisions at the world’s largest particle accelerator and the return of the particle hunters to their lookouts

A new era for CERN-US collaboration in particle physics

18 Dec 2015 — Following the signature of an umbrella agreement in May, a series of detailed CERN-US protocols was concluded today in a short ceremony at CERN

Meet the CERN robots

17 Dec 2015 — From retrieving data tapes to handling material safely, the robots at CERN fulfill numerous tasks

Vibration tests for High-Luminosity LHC project begin

17 Dec 2015 — In preparation for civil engineering work for the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider, vibration measurements have been carried out near the LHC

ATLAS and CMS present their 2015 LHC results

16 Dec 2015 — The two general-purpose LHC experiments have unveiled analyses of data collected in 2015 from proton collisions at an energy of 13 TeV

Top six photos in ‘Global Physics Photowalk’ announced

15 Dec 2015 — The InterActions collaboration has selected its top six photographs in the ‘Global Physics Photowalk’ competition

Breaking the rules: TEDxCERN 2015 videos now live

1 Dec 2015 — All the talks from TEDxCERN 2015 from using virtual reality in education to surfing wakefields, are now available online

Test racetrack dipole magnet produces record 16 tesla field

27 Nov 2015 — CERN test magnet reaches a record-breaking goal of 16.2 tesla field, paving way for future accelerator designs

Release the beams! Linac 4 hits the 50 MeV mark

26 Nov 2015 — Linac 4 now reaching milestone energy of 50MeV to act as replacement for ageing Linac2, before taking over at head of accelerator chain in 2020

LHC collides ions at new record energy

25 Nov 2015 — The accelerator is colliding leads ions at an energy about twice as high as that of any previous collider experiment

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