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The LHCb experiment is charmed to announce observation of a new particle with two heavy quarks

Geneva, 6 July 2017. Today at the EPS Conference on High Energy Physics in Venice, the LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has reported the observation of Ξcc++ (Xicc++) a new particle containing two charm quarks and one up quark.

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At CERN
06 July, 2017

Lithuania to become Associate Member of CERN

Today, the representatives of CERN and of the Government of Lithuania signed an Agreement admitting Lithuania as an Associate Member of CERN. The Government of India still needs to notify CERN of its final approval for the Agreement to enter into force.

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At CERN
27 June, 2017
At CERN
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27 June, 17

Two new teams of high-school physicists selected to run experiments at CERN

CERN today announced the winners of its 2017 Beamline for Schools competition. “Charging Cavaliers” from Canada and “TCO-ASA” from Italy were selected from a total of 180 teams from 43 countries around the world.

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At CERN
13 June, 2017
At CERN
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13 June, 17

Pioneering SESAME light source officially opened

Allan, Jordan, 16 May 2017. The SESAME light source was today officially opened by His Majesty King Abdullah II.

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At CERN
16 May, 2017

CERN celebrates completion of Linac 4, its brand new linear particle accelerator

At a ceremony today, CERN inaugurated its linear accelerator, Linac 4, the newest accelerator acquisition since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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At CERN
09 May, 2017

CERN and the American Physical Society sign an open access agreement for SCOAP3

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the American Physical Society (APS) signed an agreement today for SCOAP3 – the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics.

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At CERN
27 April, 2017
At CERN
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27 April, 17

New ALICE experiment results show novel phenomena in proton collisions

In a paper published today in Nature Physics, the ALICE collaboration reports that proton collisions sometimes present similar patterns to those observed in the collisions of heavy nuclei.

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Experiments
24 April, 2017
Experiments
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24 April, 17

The Etat de Genève, CERN and the Commune de Meyrin announce the start of work on the Esplanade des Particules in Meyrin

The Etat de Genève and CERN are today announcing the imminent start of work just outside the CERN site to create the brand-new Esplanade des Particules, a space worthy of Europe’s leading laboratory for particle physics.

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At CERN
04 April, 2017
At CERN
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4 April, 17

Pioneering SESAME light source circulates first beam

A beam circulated for the first time yesterday in the pioneering SESAME synchrotron. This is an important milestone on the way to research getting underway at the first light-source laboratory in the Middle East.

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At CERN
12 January, 2017
At CERN
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12 January, 17

ALPHA experiment observes the light spectrum of antimatter for the first time

The ALPHA collaboration reports the first ever measurement on the optical spectrum of an antimatter atom. This achievement features technological developments that open up a completely new era in high-precision antimatter research.

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At CERN
19 December, 2016
At CERN
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19 December, 16