CERN Updates

QuarkNet physics-education programme gains global reach

3 Dec 2012 — A professional-development programme created in the US to help teachers explain particle physics has caught on across the world

ENLIGHT: Ten years on

29 Nov 2012 — The European Network for Light Ion Therapy (ENLIGHT) was founded ten years ago to build a community of professionals in the field of hadrontherapy

Google Science Fair winner visits CERN

27 Nov 2012 — Grand Prize winner Brittany Wenger visited key sites including the Antiproton Decelerator and the Computing Centre

Contributing to LHC science (transatlantic travel optional)

27 Nov 2012 — Physicists can participate in the CMS experiment round the clock from a remote operations centre at Fermilab, near Chicago in the US

Llewellyn Smith talks CERN, SESAME, and a Higgs-like boson

26 Nov 2012 — Last week, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, ex-Director-General Chris Llewellyn Smith talked to the CERN visual media service

ATLAS prepares for upgrades

22 Nov 2012 — The ATLAS collaboration is preparing a series of upgrades to their detector for the coming long shutdown of the LHC

A bouquet of options: Higgs factory ideas bloom

21 Nov 2012 — Proposals to build colliders that churn out the new Higgs-like particle are gathering momentum. But what would these colliders look like?

Seminar in honour of Chris Llewellyn Smith

20 Nov 2012 — An all-day seminar at CERN today will celebrate the career of the ex-Director-General of CERN

Clinical trials using carbon ions begin at CNAO

16 Nov 2012 — This week, for the first time at the CNAO hadrontherapy centre in Italy, a beam of carbon ions was used to treat a cancer patient

LHCb presents evidence of rare B decay

12 Nov 2012 — At the Hadron Collider Symposium in Kyoto, LHCb presented a 3.5-sigma result for a B0S particle decaying into two muons

Collider physics in Japan

12 Nov 2012 — The 23rd Hadron Collider Physics Symposium 2012 kicks off today in Kyoto, Japan

"Sound sculptor" wins artist's residency at CERN

8 Nov 2012 — The second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN artist's residency has been awarded to American sound-artist Bill Fontana (65)

Public lecture: The International Space Station

6 Nov 2012 — Former manager of the ISS programme William Gerstenmaier will talk about the space station in the CERN Globe this evening

Public lecture: Dance and physics

6 Nov 2012 — To mark the end of his residency as CERN's artist in residence, choreographer Gilles Jobin will talk about "Collisions between dance and physics"

Public lecture: The Voyager probes

5 Nov 2012 — Edward Stone, project scientist for the Voyager probes since 1972, will talk in the CERN Globe at 8pm CEST

What else could this boson be?

1 Nov 2012Symmetry has more on what the Higgs-like particle, announced at CERN on 4 July, could be

The space adventure comes to a conference at CERN

30 Oct 2012 — The 4th International Conference on Particle and Fundamental Physics in Space (SpacePart12) will take place at CERN from 5 November to 7 November 2012

ALICE plans future upgrades

25 Oct 2012 — A smaller beam pipe and a redesign of the tracker systems are among the upgrades the ALICE experiment will deploy during the long shutdown of the LHC

James Gillies wins Global Business Communicator of the year

22 Oct 2012 — CERN's head of communications James Gillies was awarded the Global Business Communicator of the year award at an event in Mumbai, India on Friday

Students screen CERN technologies

19 Oct 2012 — Thirty-one students evaluated the market potential of three CERN technologies this week as part of a collaboration with their Norwegian university

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