Updates: 2016

CERN reminisces on a brilliant 2016

21 Dec 2016 — 2016 has been a year of great highlights for CERN and its experiments, this video looks back on the headlines

The BASE antiprotons celebrate their first birthday

20 Dec 2016 — BASE has kept a shot of antiprotons trapped for more than one year: it is the longest-lived, coldest, known baryonic antimatter object in the Universe

In Practice: What is the future for experimental physics?

20 Dec 2016 — The final installment of In Practice looks at what lies ahead for experimentalists and their field

ALPHA observes light spectrum of antimatter for first time

19 Dec 2016 — In a Nature paper, the ALPHA collaboration reports the first ever measurement on the optical spectrum of an antimatter

Black hole aligns with Sun and CERN telescope

19 Dec 2016 — On 18 December 2016 the Sun aligned with the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way, allowing CAST to search for any exotic particles it might emit

Slovenia to enter the Associate Member State family of CERN

16 Dec 2016 — Following the notification of the completion of its internal approval procedures, Slovenia will join Cyprus and Serbia as an Associate Member State

AWAKE: Making waves in accelerator technology

14 Dec 2016 — The AWAKE experiment has reached an important milestone in the development of a technique that could revolutionise particle accelerator design

ATLAS releases first measurement of W mass using LHC data

13 Dec 2016 — ATLAS reports the first measurement of the W boson mass using LHC proton–proton collision data at 7 TeV

2016: an exceptional year for the LHC

6 Dec 2016 — Particles have circulated in the LHC one last time in 2016 before the winter stop of the accelerators for maintenance

In Practice: What do data analysts do all day?

2 Dec 2016 — The third installment of the In Practice series examines what fuels experimental physicists to work together and analyse mountains of data

A new ring to slow down antimatter

28 Nov 2016 — The commissioning of ELENA, a new antiproton deceleration ring, has begun

Meet TIM, the LHC tunnel’s robot

25 Nov 2016 — The Train Inspection Monorail (TIM) is equipped with a camera and several measurement sensors to monitor the LHC tunnel in real-time

NA64 hunts the mysterious dark photon

25 Nov 2016 — NA64 is a new experiment at CERN searching for a particle called the dark photon, which might act as a bridge to the universe’s invisible, dark sector

In Practice: What ingredients make the best physicists?

23 Nov 2016 — In part 2 of our In Practice series, CERN’s experimental physicists explain what personalities and qualities make the best physicists

India to become Associate Member State of CERN

21 Nov 2016 — An agreement was signed today admitting India to CERN as an Associate Member

Smallest LHC experiment has cosmic outing

17 Nov 2016 — The LHCf experiment begins its annual run to study cosmic rays

In Practice: Are physicists architects of science?

14 Nov 2016 — Discover how experimental physicists build their incredible experiments and massive collaborations

Lead ion and proton: Close encounters of the third kind

10 Nov 2016 — For the third time ever the LHC today began colliding beams of protons with lead ions to probe the early universe from which matter emerged

Linac 4 reached its energy goal

7 Nov 2016 — CERN’s new linear accelerator (Linac 4) has accelerated a beam up to 160 MeV, its design energy

CERN at the beginning of everything

7 Nov 2016 — A new exhibition, which hopes to answer, at least in part, questions that have bothered humans for centuries, has recently opened in Vienna

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