CERN Updates

Full moon pulls LHC from its protons

7 Jun 2012 — The LHC is so large that operators have to correct for a surprising source of error - the moon's gravitational pull

Two beautiful new particles

30 May 2012 — The LHCb collaboration has observed two new excited states of the Λb beauty particle, confirming Standard-Model predictions

AMS reaches 17 billion cosmic-ray events

22 May 2012 — Experts from the AMS collaboration operate the detector round the clock from the Payload Operation Control Center at CERN

Laser acceleration, now with added fibre

16 May 2012 — Lasers consume too much power and can't sustain accelerating particles long enough to produce collisions. ICAN hopes to change all that

LHCb discovers two excited states for the Λb beauty particle

16 May 2012 — The Standard Model predicts the existence of these new states but this is the first time they have been confirmed in experiments

CERN computing looks to the future

9 May 2012 — A new data centre in Hungary and the 4th phase of Openlab promise improvements to CERN's computing infrastructure

Forty years of the PS Booster

30 Apr 2012 — The Proton Synchrotron (PS) Booster – a key accelerator in the CERN complex – is 40 years old this month

CMS discovers new particle – Meet the Ξb beauty baryon

27 Apr 2012 — The detector measured a strong signal that gives the particle's mass as 5945.0 ± 2.8 MeV

Taking the measure of the kilogram

7 Apr 2012 — Forget the new diet - you may weigh less in the morning anyway, thanks to an overhaul of the kilogram

ISOLDE to produce isotopes for medical research

6 Apr 2012 — The CERN-MEDICIS project will use waste beams from ISOLDE to produce isotopes that could help in the war on cancer

LHC physics underway at record collision energy of 8TeV

5 Apr 2012 — At 12.38pm CEST this morning, the LHC shift crew declared "stable beams"

COMPASS to point in new directions

3 Apr 2012 — Two new phases of the COMPASS experiment will bring a powerful new look at quarks and gluons

Accelerating Science in Turkey

2 Apr 2012 — CERN’s travelling exhibition will be showing at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, for 4 months

LHCb experiment squeezes the space for expected new physics

5 Mar 2012 — Results presented at the Moriond conference by LHCb put stringent limits on the current theory of particle physics, the Standard Model

Vacuum team race against time to fix LHC component

5 Mar 2012 — On 17 January the Vacuums, Surfaces and Coatings (VSC) Group had exactly one hour to extract and fix a faulty 2-metre section of the LHC's vacuum

The non-LHC experiments in 2012

21 Feb 2012 — There's more to CERN than the Large Hadron Collider. Check out what the non-LHC experiments will be getting up to this year

Last chance to register for Swiss FameLab semi-finals

14 Feb 2012 — Regional semifinals for this international science-communication competition for young researchers will take place on 4 Feburary

LHC to run at 4 TeV per beam in 2012

13 Feb 2012 — CERN's director of accelerators and technology explains the reasoning behind running at 0.5 Tev higher than in 2011

Chamonix: Looking forward to 2012

8 Feb 2012 — The experiments' desiderata for the year included either discovery or exclusion of the Higgs boson

What to expect from the LHC in 2012

2 Feb 2012 — Find out the schedule for LHC beams and the physics the LHC experiments will be investigating this year

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