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First particle tracks seen in prototype for international neutrino experiment

The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).

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Experiments
18 September, 2018

AWAKE achieves first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave

In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the AWAKE collaboration at CERN reports the first ever successful acceleration of electrons using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma.

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Accelerators
29 August, 2018

Long-sought decay of Higgs boson observed

Six years after its discovery, the Higgs boson has at last been observed decaying to fundamental particles known as bottom quarks.

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Physics
28 August, 2018
Physics
Press release
28 August, 18

Filipino and Indian students win CERN Beamline for Schools competition 2018

The Beamline for Schools contest is open to high-school students from around the world who want to experience the life of a scientist

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At CERN
20 June, 2018

Major work starts to boost the luminosity of the LHC

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is officially entering a new stage. Today, a ground-breaking ceremony at CERN celebrates the start of the civil-engineering work for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC): a new milestone in CERN’s history.

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Accelerators
15 June, 2018
Accelerators
Press release
15 June, 18

The Higgs boson reveals its affinity for the top quark

New results from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC reveal how strongly the Higgs boson interacts with the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark, corroborating our understanding of the Higgs and setting constraints on new physics.

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At CERN
04 June, 2018

World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

CERN successfully tests crab cavities, a key component of the High-Luminosity LHC

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Engineering
29 May, 2018

OPERA collaboration presents its final results on neutrino oscillations. All data publicly available on the CERN Open Data Portal

The OPERA collaboration reports the observation of a total of 10 candidate events for a muon to tau-neutrino conversion, in what are the very final results of the experiment.

Press release
At CERN
22 May, 2018

A new era of precision for antimatter research

The ALPHA experiment at CERN has measured a light-induced transition in antihydrogen with unprecedented precision

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Physics
04 April, 2018

CERN invites photographers to go behind the scenes

On 1 June 2018, 20 photographers will be given an exclusive opportunity to explore the world’s largest particle physics laboratory

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At CERN
26 March, 2018