CERN Updates

Get connected: Consolidating LHC splices

19 Mar 2013 — Watch Jean-Phillipe Tock of the Technology department explain how CERN technicians are upgrading interconnections on the Large Hadron Collider

£1 million Engineering prize honours web pioneers

18 Mar 2013 — The inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering went to five engineers whose work led to the internet and the World Wide Web

Still making tracks: Eighty years of the positron

15 Mar 2013 — Eighty years ago today, Physical Review published a paper by Carl Anderson announcing the discovery of the positron – the electron’s antiparticle

New results indicate that new particle is a Higgs boson

14 Mar 2013 — With two and a half times more data analysed than in July last year, ATLAS and CMS find that the new particle looks more and more like a Higgs boson

ATLAS releases animated particle plots

12 Mar 2013 — The ATLAS collaboration has just released four animations showing how signals of new particles can emerge from LHC collision data

LHCb studies particle tipping the matter-antimatter scales

12 Mar 2013 — The LHCb experiment at CERN reports precise new measurements—but leaves open the question of why our matter-dominated universe exists

Explain it in 60 seconds: spin

8 Mar 2013 — Objects as large as a planet or as small as a photon can have the property of spin. Spin is also the reason we can watch movies in 3D.

A question of spin for the new boson

6 Mar 2013 — Physicists speaking today at the Moriond conference say that the new particle discovered at CERN last year is looking more and more like a Higgs boson

Ban Ki-moon visits CERN

4 Mar 2013 — On 1 March, UN’s Secretary-General visited CERN first since the Organization was granted Observer status at the UN General Assembly last December

ATLAS: now under new management

4 Mar 2013 — On 1 March, the ATLAS Collaboration welcomed a new spokesperson, Dave Charlton, and two new deputy spokespersons, Thorsten Wengler and Beate Heinemann

W boson published 30 years ago

25 Feb 2013 — On 24 February 1983 the journal Physics Letters B published a paper by the UA1 collaboration describing the discovery of the W boson

Colliders Unite: Linear Colliders in new partnership

22 Feb 2013 — The Linear Collider Collaboration unites global development work for a next-generation particle collider

ATLAS in 2012: Building on success

20 Feb 2013 — In a year where the LHC delivered nearly as much data in a week as it did previously in a month, the ATLAS experiment went from strength to strength

Proton-lead run brings new physics reach to LHCb

19 Feb 2013 — In the recent lead-proton run at the LHC, the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment took proton-ion data for the first time

LHC access required: Time estimate ~ 2 years

18 Feb 2013 — On Saturday at 8.25am the crew in the CERN Control Centre extracted the beams from the LHC, ending the machine’s first three-year running period

Knowledge Transfer Fund to support six new projects

15 Feb 2013 — From photonic crystals to fibre-optic sensors, the KT Fund is supporting new initiatives to disseminate technology to society

CERN Data Centre passes 100 petabytes

14 Feb 2013 — The CERN Data Centre has collected more than 100 petabytes of data – equivalent to roughly 700 years of full HD-quality movies

First three-year LHC running period reaches a conclusion

14 Feb 2013 — At 7.24am, the shift crew in the CERN Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, ending the machine’s first three-year run

Sounds like CERN

13 Feb 2013 — Sound artist Bill Fontana recorded his first soundscapes at CERN on a 4-day induction visit preceding his residency

Fat antiatoms, laser beams and matter-antimatter asymmetry

12 Feb 2013 — An international team of collaborators are manipulating 'fat' antiatoms at the AEGIS experiment at CERN's Antiproton Decelerator

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