CERN Updates

Slovenia becomes CERN Associate Member State

5 Jul 2017 — On 4 July 2017, the Republic of Slovenia became an Associate Member State of CERN in pre-stage to Membership

Happy 5th anniversary, Higgs boson!

4 Jul 2017 — Five years ago, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations announced the discovery of the Higgs boson

The LHC racks up records

30 Jun 2017 — The Large Hadron Collider has established a new record of luminosity, delivering a huge amount of data to its experiments

Marie Curie, women and science, then and now

29 Jun 2017 — Hélène Langevin-Joliot, physicist and granddaughter of Pierre and Marie Curie, will give a lecture at CERN on 29 June 8.30 p.m. – follow the webcast!

Lithuania to become Associate Member of CERN

27 Jun 2017 — Today, in Vilnius, Lithuania representatives of CERN and Lithuania's government signed the Agreement admitting Lithuania as an Associate Member.

The future of the LHC takes shape

23 Jun 2017 — New magnets designed for the High-Luminosity LHC - the Large Hadron Collider upgrade project – are in the prototype phase

Musician Howie Day records love song to physics

23 Jun 2017 — After Howie Day heard a parody of his 2004 single “Collide”, he flew to Switzerland to sing it at the LHC

CERN’s American sibling Fermilab turns 50

15 Jun 2017 — A look back at fifty years of Fermilab’s history, as it celebrates a half-century of scientific achievement today

High-school physicists win chance to run experiments at CERN

13 Jun 2017 — CERN today announced the winners of its 2017 Beamline for Schools competition: Charging Cavaliers, from Canada, and TCO-ASA, from Italy

Follow the fantastic voyage of the ICARUS detector

12 Jun 2017 — Watch our Facebook Live to learn more about the world’s largest neutrino particle hunter and how it will journey to Fermilab

Discover the hidden treasures of CERN’s archive

9 Jun 2017 — 9 June is International Archives Day and an opportunity to browse CERN’s rich archive

LHC’s objective: maximum intensity

6 Jun 2017 — The LHC has been accelerating more and more protons, and to allow the machine to reach its maximum intensity, it will undergo a thorough scrubbing.

CERN launches internship programme for high-school students

2 Jun 2017 — The first High-School Students Internship Programme at CERN was launched in 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

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