CERN Updates

AWAKE successfully accelerates electrons

29 Aug 2018 — Proton beams from the SPS at CERN were used to generate plasma waves upon which the electrons “surfed”

Long-sought decay of Higgs boson observed

28 Aug 2018 — The ATLAS and CMS experiments have finally observed the Higgs boson decaying to bottom quarks

Photowalk 2018: CERN winners join global competition

27 Aug 2018 — The three winning photographs from CERN’s Photowalk now join the Global Physics Photowalk. Vote for your favourite

Taking the temperature of protoDUNE

24 Aug 2018 — Giant thermometer can measure the temperatures of liquid argon inside massive neutrino-detector prototype at 48 different depths

ALPHA experiment takes antimatter to a new level

22 Aug 2018 — The ALPHA collaboration has observed a new electronic transition in the antihydrogen atom

HIE-ISOLDE’s Phase 2 reaches completion

21 Aug 2018 — The HIE-ISOLDE project is on its way to providing radioactive nuclei at higher energies than before

New Swiss banknote features CERN

15 Aug 2018 — The new Swiss 200 franc note, issued on 22 August 2018, is inspired by science, and in particular the science of matter: particle physics

Vote for your favourite picture from the CERN Photowalk

10 Aug 2018 — A jury from CERN has chosen the 20 best photos from the event.

New measurement of particle’s lifetime intrigues physicists

8 Aug 2018 — A new measurement by the LHCb collaboration of the lifetime of a particle known as the charmed omega is inconsistent with previous estimates

A nature-lover’s guide to CERN

2 Aug 2018 — Nature maintains a foothold amidst the tangle of CERN’s industrial infrastructure

The invisible structure providing Open Access in HEP

30 Jul 2018 — Nearly 90% of High-Energy Physics publications are funded by SCOAP³

LHC accelerates its first “atoms”

27 Jul 2018 — Lead "atoms" with a single remaining electron swirl around the Large Hadron Collider

CERN’s International High-School Teacher Programme turns 20

24 Jul 2018 — Officially set up in 1998, the teacher programmes bring hundreds of teachers to CERN each year

LHC experiments present latest results at ICHEP

19 Jul 2018 — This year’s International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) took place in Seoul, South Korea, on 4–11 July

CERN supports new business incubation centre in Switzerland

11 Jul 2018 — A new business incubation centre in Switzerland marks the tenth centre to help businesses take CERN technology and expertise to the market

First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology

10 Jul 2018 — First human scanned with next–generation 3D colour scanner using CERN technology

ISOLDE mints isotopes of chromium

6 Jul 2018 — CERN’s ISOLDE facility has produced neutron-rich chromium isotopes, which have been weighed by the ISOLTRAP precision balance

Opinion: We need to talk about the Higgs

4 Jul 2018 — It is six years ago that the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced, to great fanfare in the world’s media, as a crowning success of CERN’s LHC

Technologies for CLIC and beyond

2 Jul 2018 — Technologies developed for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) project promise smaller accelerators for applications outside high-energy physics

ISOLDE peers into the world of DNA

22 Jun 2018 — Researchers at CERN’s ISOLDE facility have used an ultrasensitive variant of NMR spectroscopy to study DNA interactions

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