CERN Updates

LHCb unveils new particles

1 Jul 2016 — The LHCb collaboration announces the observation of four “exotic” particles from its analysis of the LHC data

First beam enters unique AWAKE experiment

17 Jun 2016 — The first ever beam has been sent through AWAKE as part of the testing and commissioning of the experiment

Happy Birthday SPS!

17 Jun 2016 — 40 years ago this week, the Super Proton Synchrotron accelerated its first particles

LHCP2016: latest results from the LHC experiments

16 Jun 2016 — The LHCP2016 conference presents new physics results on data collected in 2015 at the LHC

CERN and INFN encourage new Italian business network

16 Jun 2016 — CERN and INFN, the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics, sign BIC agreement to support businesses in developing physics technologies

South Korean artist wins two month COLLIDE residency at CERN

15 Jun 2016 — South Korean artist, Yunchul Kim has won the 2016 COLLIDE Award to spend a two month residency at CERN

Winners of 2016 Beamline for Schools competition announced

13 Jun 2016 — Two teams of high-school students, from Poland and the UK, will travel to CERN in September to conduct experiments using a CERN accelerator beam

Data harvest in the LHC

2 Jun 2016 — Higher intensity beams are circulating in the LHC providing more and more collisions to the experiments

CERN hosts live reddit Q&A on CMS open data

1 Jun 2016 — CERN conducted its fourth reddit AMA to discuss the recent release of 300 terabytes of data from the CMS collaboration

Make music with ATLAS data

26 May 2016 — Newly-launched Quantizer platform transforms ATLAS events into music

CLOUD shows pre-industrial skies cloudier than we thought

25 May 2016 — CERN’s CLOUD experiment points to a cloudier pre-industrial climate in two Nature papers published today

In Theory: Is theoretical physics in crisis?

18 May 2016 — Do recent discoveries mean there’s nothing left? Find out what the future holds for theoretical physics in our final In Theory series installment

Make Lego LHC a reality

10 May 2016 — A design for a Lego LHC needs about 3000 more signatures for Lego to consider it for a new product

The 2016 physics season starts at the LHC

9 May 2016 — The LHC and its experiments are back in action, now taking physics data for 2016

Repairs ongoing on electrical installations at CERN

2 May 2016 — The LHC went into standby on Friday last week following an electrical perturbation at point 8, caused by a small animal

CMS releases new batch of LHC open data

25 Apr 2016 — The CMS collaboration makes 300 TB of high-quality data from the LHC available to the public through the CERN Open Data Portal

Preparations continue for the upcoming physics run

25 Apr 2016 — The first low-intensity stable beams have been declared in the LHC following the restart in March 2016

Renovated Globe opens new world for visitors

21 Apr 2016 — CERN launches a new website for visitors as Globe reopens to the public after extensive renovation

In Theory: Which came first…?

14 Apr 2016 — In the fifth part of our “In Theory” series, we take a look at the relationship between theorists and experimental physicists

Webcast: Discovery machines and future colliders

14 Apr 2016 — This week sees leaders in the fields of physics and engineering meet to discuss the future of particle accelerators


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