CERN Updates

European XFEL: World’s most powerful X-ray source starts up

1 Sep 2017 — The European X-ray Free-Electron Laser in Germany, inaugurated today, showcases the impact of particle accelerators outside physics

Webcast: Gravitational waves give new window to cosmos

29 Aug 2017 — David Reitze, Director of LIGO, will speak at CERN on how the observation of gravitational waves changes our understanding of the universe

Construction of the protoDUNE detectors begins

28 Aug 2017 — With the arrival of key detector components at CERN, the construction of protoDUNE’s single-phase module can now get started

GBAR’s antiproton decelerator installed

24 Aug 2017 — GBAR (Gravitational Behaviour of Antihydrogen at Rest) has just had a brand new part installed – an antiproton decelerator

TED-Ed: The hunt for dark matter

17 Aug 2017 — An animation made with TED-Ed to explain what dark matter is and how CERN is looking for it

ATLAS observes direct evidence of light-by-light scattering

14 Aug 2017 — Physicists from ATLAS at CERN have found first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering

Hunting season at the LHC

10 Aug 2017 — With the LHC now back smashing protons together at an energy of 13 TeV, what exotic beasts do physicists hope to find?

First antiprotons in ELENA

4 Aug 2017 — The first antiproton beam has been successfully injected and circulated into ELENA, the Extra Low ENergy Antiproton deceleration ring

The ALPHA experiment explores the secrets of antimatter

3 Aug 2017 — The ALPHA experiment at CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator reports the first observation of the hyperfine structure of antihydrogen

CERN know-how helps weigh the proton

2 Aug 2017 — Exploiting CERN’s know-how in trapping single particles, a team in Heidelberg has found that the proton is lighter than we thought

ICARUS lands at Fermilab

27 Jul 2017 — The neutrino detector’s road-trip comes to an end as it nestles into its new home near Chicago

Ubuntu* - a powerful motto for an important experiment

24 Jul 2017 — The first African-led experiment has taken place at CERN

Groundbreaking for an international neutrino experiment

21 Jul 2017 — Works have started today, in the USA, for the LBNF facility that will host giant neutrino detectors. Their prototypes are being developed at CERN.

HIE-ISOLDE: Nuclear physics gets further energy boost

17 Jul 2017 — After installing the third of four cryomodules, the HIE-ISOLDE facility began its 2017 physics run expecting great results

Eagle eye view of CERN

13 Jul 2017 — Follow a drone’s journey as it flies through and over some of CERN’s most interesting sites

LHC experiments delve deeper into precision

11 Jul 2017 — The world’s particle physics community is meeting this week in Venice (Italy) for the EPS International Conference on High Energy Physics

An artist peeks behind CERN’s facade

10 Jul 2017 — Laura Couto Rosado, winner of the "Collide Pro Helvetia" prize, looks forward to continuing her three-month residency at CERN

Accelerating particles - but not just for the LHC

7 Jul 2017 — The chain of accelerators that prepare beams for the LHC also supplies myriad experiments

CERN Data Centre passes the 200-petabyte milestone

6 Jul 2017 — The CERN Data Centre passed a major milestone on 29 June 2017 with more than 200 petabytes of data now archived on tape

LHCb announces a charming new particle

6 Jul 2017 — The LHCb experiment has reported the observation of a baryon containing two charm quarks and one up quark

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