Updates: May 2017

Kick-off for the 2017 LHC physics season

23 May 2017 — Data-taking has started again at the LHC: the experiments are continuing their exploration of physics at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV.

200th spacewalk upgrades Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

19 May 2017 — The 200th ISS spacewalk included a new installation on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)

Pioneering SESAME light source officially opened

16 May 2017 — The Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) light source was officially opened today

LHC: preparations for a new season of physics

15 May 2017 — Adjustments to the thousands of pieces of equipment making up the LHC are ongoing before data taking can start for 2017

LIVE: ESA astronauts answer questions on physics in space

12 May 2017 — On Friday 12 May at 4:30pm CEST, we will be live on Facebook, from the CERN Data Centre, with three European astronauts answering your questions

SHINE software shows data using virtual reality

11 May 2017 — New software allows you to visualise in 3D exactly what tracks particles leave inside the NA61/SHINE experiment

Watch drone footage of CERN's data centre

10 May 2017 — Drone freestyle and racing world class champion Chad Nowak came to CERN to record acrobatic footage

A brand new linear accelerator for CERN

9 May 2017 — At a ceremony today, CERN inaugurated its linear accelerator, Linac 4, the newest accelerator acquisition since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

CERN CASTs new limits on dark matter

1 May 2017 — The CAST experiment at CERN announces new limits on the properties of axions, exotic particles that are candidates for dark matter

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