Updates: November 2017

How to produce the purest argon ever?

30 Nov 2017 — CERN is helping to align and test a 350-metre column to produce extra-pure argon for a dark-matter search experiment

A very special run for the LHCb experiment

30 Nov 2017 — During the 2017 LHC special runs, the LHCb experiment collected proton-proton and proton-neon data simultaneously for the first time

AWAKE: Closer to a breakthrough acceleration technology

24 Nov 2017 — The last components of AWAKE – its electron source, electron beam line and electron spectrometer – have just been installed

First light for pioneering SESAME light source

23 Nov 2017 — This signals the start of the laboratory’s experimental programme

CERN surprises Swiss expo visitors

21 Nov 2017 — CERN was the guest of honour at the Automnales, Geneva’s huge annual fair: ten days of encounters and exchanges with the general public.

50 years since iconic 'A Model of Leptons' published

20 Nov 2017 — Steven Weinberg’s iconic paper, A Model of Leptons, was published in 1967 and determined the direction for high-energy particle physics research

Record luminosity: well done LHC

13 Nov 2017 — The LHC’s 2017 proton run has ended with record luminosity. The special runs will now take place before the winter shutdown.

Combatting cancer in challenging environments

9 Nov 2017 — CERN, the International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC) and STFC are developing medical linear accelerators for low- and middle-income countries

Marie Skłodowska-Curie: more alive today than ever

7 Nov 2017 — We meet some of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows, on the 150th anniversary of the exceptional scientist’s birth

How much does a kilogram weigh?

2 Nov 2017 — During a seminar at CERN, Klaus von Klitzing, the 1985 Physics Nobel Laureate, explained how the definition of the kilogram will be revolutionised

From Earth to space: developing radiation-tolerant systems

1 Nov 2017 — CERN develops new technologies that have applications not only in particle physics experiments, but also in the aerospace industry

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