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W boson turns 40

Forty years ago today, physicists at CERN announced to the world that they had discovered the electrically charged carrier of the weak force, one of nature’s four fundamental forces

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25 January, 2023
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25 January, 2023

ATLAS delivers most precise luminosity measurement at the LHC

Precise knowledge of luminosity is crucial for both searches for new phenomena and precision measurements of known Standard Model processes

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24 January, 2023

Relive 2022 at CERN

Highlights of the year at CERN, from the record-breaking start of LHC Run 3 to great particle physics results and much more

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21 December, 2022
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21 December, 2022

LHCb brings leptons into line

Simultaneous measurements of rare B-meson decays using the full LHC Run 1 and 2 data samples agree with the predictions of the Standard Model, superseding previous results that had indicated intriguing departures from the 50-year old theory

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Physics
20 December, 2022
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20 December, 2022

CMS completes the release of its entire Run 1 proton-proton data

CMS has now released the complete set of proton-proton data taken from LHC Run 1, including the original findings used in the Higgs boson discovery

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14 December, 2022
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14 December, 2022

ALICE estimates how transparent the Milky Way is to antimatter

The finding will help space- and balloon-based searches for antimatter that may have originated from dark matter

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Physics
12 December, 2022

LHCb releases first set of data to the public

The LHCb collaboration has released data from Run 1 of the LHC to the public for the first time, allowing research to be conducted by anyone in the world

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08 December, 2022
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08 December, 2022

CERN and Airbus partnership on future clean aviation

CERN and Airbus UpNext sign a collaboration agreement to assess the use of superconducting technologies for future zero-emission aeroplanes

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01 December, 2022
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01 December, 2022

CERN, CHUV and THERYQ join forces for a world first in cancer radiotherapy

CERN, CHUV and THERYQ have signed an agreement for the development of a revolutionary FLASH radiotherapy device

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25 November, 2022
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25 November, 2022

First lead-ion collisions in the LHC at record energy

On Friday, 18 November, a test using collisions of lead ions was carried out in the LHC and provided an opportunity for the experiments to validate the new detectors and new data-processing systems ahead of next year’s lead-lead physics run.

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Experiments
23 November, 2022
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23 November, 2022