CERN Updates

Lithuania becomes Associate Member State of CERN

8 Jan 2018 — CERN has been officially notified that Lithuania's internal procedures have been approved, following the Agreement signed in June 2017

CERN wishes you Happy New Year 2018

1 Jan 2018 — A New Year rich in progress is looming at CERN

CERN in 2017: a year in images

22 Dec 2017 — A video showcasing the highlights of the year at CERN, with numerous physics results and new installations

Forty years since the first PET image at CERN

21 Dec 2017 — Marilena Streit-Bianchi reminisces about her role in the first PET (positron-emission tomography) image taken at CERN

CMS releases more than one petabyte of open data

20 Dec 2017 — This release includes datasets that were used to discover the Higgs boson

LHC experiments highlight 2017 results

19 Dec 2017 — On 15 December, the LHC experiments ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb reviewed their recent experimental results

A new compact accelerator for cultural heritage

19 Dec 2017 — CERN and INFN develop a transportable accelerator to help preserve cultural heritage

Arts at CERN’s Collide International award now open

18 Dec 2017 — Arts at CERN has announced a new edition of the Collide International award, in partnership with the UK’s leading media arts centre, FACT

25 years of Large Hadron Collider experimental programme

15 Dec 2017 — CERN celebrates 25 years since the beginning of the LHC experimental programme

Breaking data records bit by bit

14 Dec 2017 — In October 2017 the CERN data centre broke its own record for data storage when it collected 12.3 petabytes of data over a single month

Explore CERN in the world of Minecraft

13 Dec 2017 — UK school groups have recreated the ATLAS detector in the gaming platform Minecraft

New CERN facility can help medical research into cancer

12 Dec 2017 — New CERN-MEDICIS facility has produced radioisotopes for medical research for the first time

Crab cavities: colliding protons head-on

8 Dec 2017 — The crab cavities, a new technology to brighten up the future, will play an important role in the High-Luminosity LHC

At the LHC, tomorrow is already here

5 Dec 2017 — Before the LHC was shut down for the winter, the operators tested techniques under development for its successor, the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC)

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

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