Achintya Rao

Achintya Rao is a science writer for CERN.

Honey, I shrunk the vacuum chambers!

2 May 2018 | Update - For the public | Achintya Rao | A new technique developed at CERN will allow electron synchrotrons to operate at higher energies by reducing the diameter of the beam pipes

The 2018 data-taking run at the LHC has begun

30 Apr 2018 | Update - For the public | Achintya Rao | The LHC operators hope to break last year’s record for total proton-proton collisions delivered to the experiments

Young refugees perform rapid-prototyping at CERN

23 Mar 2018 | Update - For CERN people | Achintya Rao | Participants enrolled in the “We Start” programme spent a day immersed in technology

Higgs results take centre stage at annual Moriond conference

19 Mar 2018 | Update - For the public | Achintya Rao | ATLAS and CMS present new measurements of the properties of the Higgs boson

Accelerator hibernation ends

9 Mar 2018 | Update - For the public | Achintya Rao | As CERN’s winter shutdown draws to a close, watch this video to see what has been going on underground

CMS releases more than one petabyte of open data

20 Dec 2017 | Update - For the public | Achintya Rao | This release includes datasets that were used to discover the Higgs boson

CMS publishes 700th research paper

24 Nov 2017 | Update - For scientists | Achintya Rao | A look back at the milestone papers CMS has published since its beginning

Here’s what open-heart surgery at the LHC looks like

14 Mar 2017 | Update - For the public | Achintya Rao | See in images how the “heart” of the CMS detector, its Pixel Tracker, was replaced

CMS pixel tracker transplant: everything went well so far

13 Mar 2017 | Update - For CERN people | Achintya Rao | At the beginning of March, the CMS collaboration installed an important part of its detector: its second-generation Pixel Tracker

Open-heart surgery for CMS

28 Feb 2017 | Update - For CERN people | Achintya Rao | The CMS detector’s tracking system, which determines the trajectories of charged particles, is being replaced this week at Point 5

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