CERN Updates

ATLAS: now under new management

4 Mar 2013 — On 1 March, the ATLAS Collaboration welcomed a new spokesperson, Dave Charlton, and two new deputy spokespersons, Thorsten Wengler and Beate Heinemann

W boson published 30 years ago

25 Feb 2013 — On 24 February 1983 the journal Physics Letters B published a paper by the UA1 collaboration describing the discovery of the W boson

Colliders Unite: Linear Colliders in new partnership

22 Feb 2013 — The Linear Collider Collaboration unites global development work for a next-generation particle collider

ATLAS in 2012: Building on success

20 Feb 2013 — In a year where the LHC delivered nearly as much data in a week as it did previously in a month, the ATLAS experiment went from strength to strength

Proton-lead run brings new physics reach to LHCb

19 Feb 2013 — In the recent lead-proton run at the LHC, the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment took proton-ion data for the first time

LHC access required: Time estimate ~ 2 years

18 Feb 2013 — On Saturday at 8.25am the crew in the CERN Control Centre extracted the beams from the LHC, ending the machine’s first three-year running period

Knowledge Transfer Fund to support six new projects

15 Feb 2013 — From photonic crystals to fibre-optic sensors, the KT Fund is supporting new initiatives to disseminate technology to society

CERN Data Centre passes 100 petabytes

14 Feb 2013 — The CERN Data Centre has collected more than 100 petabytes of data – equivalent to roughly 700 years of full HD-quality movies

First three-year LHC running period reaches a conclusion

14 Feb 2013 — At 7.24am, the shift crew in the CERN Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, ending the machine’s first three-year run

Sounds like CERN

13 Feb 2013 — Sound artist Bill Fontana recorded his first soundscapes at CERN on a 4-day induction visit preceding his residency

Fat antiatoms, laser beams and matter-antimatter asymmetry

12 Feb 2013 — An international team of collaborators are manipulating 'fat' antiatoms at the AEGIS experiment at CERN's Antiproton Decelerator

Long Shutdown 1: Exciting times ahead

8 Feb 2013 — As the first and last proton-lead run of 2013 draws to a close, the extensive maintenance programme of the LHC's first long shutdown is about to start

Free the quarks: Calculating the strong force

7 Feb 2013 — Forty years ago quarks gained their freedom – at least theoretically – and the modern theory of the strong interaction began to emerge

The next generation of scientific computing

6 Feb 2013 — Leaders from academia and industry came together last week at CERN to discuss the IT requirements for the next generation of research infrastructures

CERN and Oracle celebrate 30 years of collaboration

4 Feb 2013 — In addition to providing hardware and software to CERN for three decades, Oracle has now been involved in the CERN openlab project for 10 years

Heavy metal: Refilling the lead source for the LHC

4 Feb 2013 — Every two weeks, ion-source physicist Detlef Küchler refills the lead source for the LHC with pure lead 208

Standing on the shoulders of software developers

31 Jan 2013 — Ensuring scientific software stays citable and sustainable

AEGIS completes installation

29 Jan 2013 — The recently installed AEGIS experiment will examine the effect of gravity on antimatter

Superconductivity leads the way to high luminosity

28 Jan 2013 — Work is progressing on new technologies that would under pin an upgrade of the LHC in 10 year’s time

Carrying the weak force: Thirty years of the W boson

25 Jan 2013 — On 25 January 1983, CERN physicists announced to the world the discovery of the W boson, an elementary particle that carries the weak force


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