CERN Updates

Passport to the Big Bang to start with a bang

27 May 2013 — A wealth of activities is on offer on the 2 June for the inauguration of CERN's scientific tourist trail "Passport to the Big Bang"

CERN exchanges knowledge with the Swiss non-profit CSEM

23 May 2013 — The CERN Knowledge Transfer group is hosting a one-day meeting to promote knowledge-exchange with the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology

Grid computing founder: 'Science needs to travel faster'

22 May 2013 — Ian Foster, one of the founders of grid computing, on the challenges of big data

The basics of the Higgs boson

16 May 2013 — In this animated lesson for TED-Ed, CERN physicists David Barney and Steven Goldfarb use the Socratic method to explain the Higgs boson

Orbital welding on the Large Hadron Collider

15 May 2013 — Watch Said Atieh of Engineering department explain some of the unique challenges of welding on the LHC

A fundamental property of the rarest element on Earth

14 May 2013 — An international team of physicists at ISOLDE have for the first time measured the ionization potential of the rare radioactive element astatine

First observations of short-lived pear-shaped atomic nuclei

8 May 2013 — An international team at the ISOLDE radioactive-beam facility at CERN has shown that some atomic nuclei can assume asymmetric, "pear" shapes

CERN and OpenAIREplus launch European research repository

8 May 2013 — Zenodo, hosted at CERN, will researchers to share publications and supporting data more easily

Lab-made liquid may cause strange particle behaviour

8 May 2013 — A new result from the CMS collaboration takes a step toward revealing the origin of the mysterious "ridge effect"

Webcast: Ig Nobel show

7 May 2013 — Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research will be presenting the Ig Nobel show at the University of Geneva today

The birth of a Higgs boson

7 May 2013 — Physicists from the ATLAS and CMS collaborations explain how they came to identify the new particle of 2012 as "a Higgs boson"

First TEDxCERN event kicks off at CERN

3 May 2013 — The inaugural TEDxCERN event at CERN today will see a plethora of talks on topics from seafloor earthquakes to the Higgs boson

The Large Hadron Collider's worldwide computer

1 May 2013 — Behind the excellent results from CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) lies the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid – a giant that never sleeps

ALPHA: Novel investigation of gravity and antimatter

30 Apr 2013 — The ALPHA collaboration has published a paper describing the first direct analysis of how antimatter is affected by gravity

Twenty years of a free, open web

30 Apr 2013 — On 30 April 1993 CERN published a statement that made World Wide Web technology available on a royalty free basis, allowing the web to flourish

ALICE: Upgrade work begins

29 Apr 2013 — With the long shutdown under way, the ALICE collaboration is preparing for the next 10 years of operation

The Large Hadron Collider goes to London

25 Apr 2013 — The Science Museum in London is launching a new exhibition featuring digital detector caverns and magnets from the LHC

LHCb experiment observes new matter-antimatter difference

24 Apr 2013 — The LHCb collaboration has made the first observation of matter-antimatter asymmetry in the decays the B0s

CMS prepares for the future

23 Apr 2013 — There will be no rest at Point 5, the site of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector, during the long shutdown of the LHC

Two-beam module to drive particle beams

22 Apr 2013 — The first module of the Compact Linear Collider is being tested at CERN – with neither beam nor radiofrequency system

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