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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

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

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

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

Slovenia to enter the Associate Member State family of CERN

At its 183 session, CERN Council voted unanimously to admit the Republic of Slovenia to Associate Membership in the pre-stage to Membership of CERN.

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At CERN
16 December, 2016

India to become Associate Member State of CERN

Today, the representatives of CERN and of the Government of India signed an Agreement admitting India to CERN as an Associate Member. 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
21 November, 2016
At CERN
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21 November, 16

CERN experiment improves precision of antiproton mass measurement with new innovative cooling technique

The ASACUSA experiment reported new precision measurement of the mass of the antiproton relative to that of the electron based on spectroscopic measurements with antiprotonic helium.

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At CERN
03 November, 2016