CERN Updates

A summer of (physics) code

16 Oct 2012 — This summer, seven young coding wizzes contributed to CERN projects through the Google Summer of Code program

Bringing particle physics to the Frankfurt Book Fair

11 Oct 2012 — CERN is showcasing its science at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany from 10-14 October

ESO celebrates its 50th anniversary

5 Oct 2012 — The European Southern Observatory, founded on 5 October 1962, has close links with CERN

A major step forward for open-access publishing

1 Oct 2012 — Representatives from 29 countries are meeting at CERN today to launch the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics

LHC Grid tackles 270-year-old maths problem

27 Sep 2012 — The Worldwide LHC Computing Grid is taking on a mathematical conjecture first written down by Christian Goldbach in 1742

Agnieszka Zalewska elected president of CERN council

20 Sep 2012 — The polish physicist will serve for a period of one year renewable twice, with a mandate starting on 1 January 2013

ATLAS Virtual Visits wins Digital Communication Award

18 Sep 2012 — The project was awarded "Best Online Event" at an awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, last week

LHC experiments already planning for long shutdown

18 Sep 2012 — ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb are looking ahead to the 20-month shutdown from February 2013

LHC collides protons with lead ions for the first time

13 Sep 2012 — The switch - a test for a longer proton-lead run scheduled for January to February 2013 - presented numerous technical challenges

European particle physics refreshes long-term strategy

12 Sep 2012 — Some 500 particle physicists meeting in Krakow, Poland, this week debated the long-term future of their field at the CERN Council Open Symposium

ATLAS and CMS publish observations of a new particle

10 Sep 2012 — The collaborations published the latest in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the journal Physics Letters B

How to protect yourself from the latest JAVA bug

5 Sep 2012 — Computer security advice from CERN's head of computer security Stefan Lüders

Higgs boson detected at London Paralympics

30 Aug 2012 — The particle was the star of Enlightenment - a science-themed ceremony featuring Stephen Hawking and Ian McKellen

Testing begins for CERN's future linear accelerator

29 Aug 2012 — Linear accelerator 4 will deliver particles to the Proton-Synchrotron Booster at more than triple the energy the current linac achieves

Next-generation magnets: Small, but powerful

27 Aug 2012 — A CERN-Fermilab team has developed a new magnet that will be a valuable asset to the HL-LHC, the next step of for LHC machine

Cosmic rays discovered 100 years ago

7 Aug 2012 — Today marks 100 years since Victor Hess made last of series of balloon flights leading to the discovery of cosmic rays

CERN Tweetup reaches over one million followers

3 Aug 2012 — Five winners of a competition announced on Twitter reached the vast audience during CERN's first ever Tweetup

Timepix detectors track cosmic radiation on the ISS

2 Aug 2012 — On 31 July, an unmanned Russian Progress spacecraft was launched from Kazakhstan, carrying five Timepix detectors to the ISS

ATLAS and CMS submit Higgs-search papers

1 Aug 2012 — The ATLAS and CMS collaborations today submitted papers to the journal Physics Letters B outlining the latest on their searches for the Higgs boson

AMS experiment marks one year in space

25 Jul 2012 — The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the ISS has been taking data for a year. The shuttle crew that took it to space visited CERN to mark the occasion


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