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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
Experiments
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18 September, 18

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
Accelerators
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29 August, 18

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
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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
At CERN
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20 June, 18

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
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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

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.

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At CERN
22 May, 2018

New CERN facility can help medical research into cancer

Today, the new CERN-MEDICIS facility has produced radioisotopes for medical research for the first time. MEDICIS (Medical Isotopes Collected from ISOLDE) aims to provide a wide range of radioisotopes, some of which can be produced only at CERN.

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At CERN
12 December, 2017
At CERN
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12 December, 17

First light for pioneering SESAME light source

At 10:50 yesterday morning, scientists at the pioneering SESAME light source saw First Monochromatic Light through the XAFS/XRF spectroscopy beamline, signalling the start of the laboratory’s experimental programme.

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At CERN
23 November, 2017
At CERN
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23 November, 17

The BASE experiment breaks its own precision measurement record of antiproton’s magnetic moment

The BASE collaboration publishes today in Nature a new measurement of the magnetic moment of the antiproton, with a precision exceeding that of the proton.

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At CERN
18 October, 2017
At CERN
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18 October, 17