CERN Updates

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

A brand new linear accelerator for CERN

9 May 2017 — At a ceremony today, CERN inaugurated its linear accelerator, Linac 4, the newest accelerator acquisition since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

CERN CASTs new limits on dark matter

1 May 2017 — The CAST experiment at CERN announces new limits on the properties of axions, exotic particles that are candidates for dark matter

The LHC has restarted for its 2017 run

29 Apr 2017 — For the first time this year, the LHC is circulating beams of protons, following a 17-week-long extended technical stop

Who switches on the LHC?

29 Apr 2017 — We meet Rende Steerenberg, who is the group leader for the accelerator and technical teams

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