CERN Updates

Next stop: the superconducting magnets of the future

21 Sep 2017 — Intensity tests have been successfully completed on the FRESCA2 magnet. It will serve as a test bench for the development of more powerful magnets

CERN openlab tackles ICT challenges of High-Luminosity LHC

21 Sep 2017 — CERN openlab has published a white paper identifying the major ICT challenges that face CERN and other ‘big science’ projects in the coming years

Detectors: unique superconducting magnets

20 Sep 2017 — The third article in our series on superconductors takes us to the heart of the detectors and their extraordinary and powerful magnets

Superconductors boost acceleration

19 Sep 2017 — The use of superconducting material has enabled the development of more powerful accelerating cavities

The magic of superconductors in the spotlight

18 Sep 2017 — Today marks the start of the EUCAS 2017 conference on superconductivity. We reflect on how high-energy physics developed this super-technology

The science (and showers) of Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

14 Sep 2017 — Art McDonald spoke at CERN on the science of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and SNOLAB

Charmonium surprise at LHCb

13 Sep 2017 — LHCb presented a measurement of the masses of two charmonium particles, with a precision that is unprecedented at a collider for this type of particle

TED-Ed: Emptying the vacuum

12 Sep 2017 — An animation made with TED-ED to explore empty space and why it is important for experiments at CERN

Constructive interference: CERN and gravitational waves

4 Sep 2017 — CERN scientists welcomed the LIGO/Virgo gravitational waves community to look for synergies for future technologies

European XFEL: World’s most powerful X-ray source starts up

1 Sep 2017 — The European X-ray Free-Electron Laser in Germany, inaugurated today, showcases the impact of particle accelerators outside physics

Webcast: Gravitational waves give new window to cosmos

29 Aug 2017 — David Reitze, Director of LIGO, will speak at CERN on how the observation of gravitational waves changes our understanding of the universe

Construction of the protoDUNE detectors begins

28 Aug 2017 — With the arrival of key detector components at CERN, the construction of protoDUNE’s single-phase module can now get started

GBAR’s antiproton decelerator installed

24 Aug 2017 — GBAR (Gravitational Behaviour of Antihydrogen at Rest) has just had a brand new part installed – an antiproton decelerator

TED-Ed: The hunt for dark matter

17 Aug 2017 — An animation made with TED-Ed to explain what dark matter is and how CERN is looking for it

ATLAS observes direct evidence of light-by-light scattering

14 Aug 2017 — Physicists from ATLAS at CERN have found first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering

Hunting season at the LHC

10 Aug 2017 — With the LHC now back smashing protons together at an energy of 13 TeV, what exotic beasts do physicists hope to find?

First antiprotons in ELENA

4 Aug 2017 — The first antiproton beam has been successfully injected and circulated into ELENA, the Extra Low ENergy Antiproton deceleration ring

The ALPHA experiment explores the secrets of antimatter

3 Aug 2017 — The ALPHA experiment at CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator reports the first observation of the hyperfine structure of antihydrogen

CERN know-how helps weigh the proton

2 Aug 2017 — Exploiting CERN’s know-how in trapping single particles, a team in Heidelberg has found that the proton is lighter than we thought

ICARUS lands at Fermilab

27 Jul 2017 — The neutrino detector’s road-trip comes to an end as it nestles into its new home near Chicago


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