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Higgs10: Big Bang Day

On 10 September 2008, the LHC circulated its first beams. It may not have been all plain sailing from then on, but the adventure had begun.

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At CERN
20 June, 2022
At CERN
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20 June, 2022

Higgs10: The dramatic last year of CERN’s flagship LEP collider

The year 2000 was set to be the last year of running for CERN’s Large Electron–Positron (LEP) collider, and it ended dramatically

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Physics
31 May, 2022

Higgs10: The dramatic last year of CERN’s flagship LEP collider

The year 2000 was set to be the last year of running for CERN’s Large Electron–Positron (LEP) collider, and it ended in dramatic fashion

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Physics
31 May, 2022

Higgs10: Three-quarters of the way there

The direct discovery of the W and Z bosons at the SppS in 1983 provided solid experimental support for the existence of the Higgs boson

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Physics
25 May, 2022
Physics
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25 May, 2022

A year dedicated to celebrating basic science

In July 2022, a whole year devoted to celebrating basic sciences for sustainable development gets under way

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Knowledge sharing
23 May, 2022
Knowledge sharing
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23 May, 2022

Higgs10: Higgs boson and the Standard Model in the 70s

As the various breakthroughs of the 1970s gradually consolidated the Standard Model, the Brout–Englert–Higgs field and its boson emerged as the most promising theoretical model to explain the origin of mass

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Physics
10 May, 2022

Higgs10: A boson is born

The Higgs boson holds the record (48 years) among elementary particles for the time between prediction and discovery, going from an esoteric technicality to commanding the global spotlight at the world’s most powerful collider

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Physics
28 April, 2022
Physics
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28 April, 2022

Looking back on 50 years of hadron colliders

This week marks the 50th anniversary of collisions in CERN’s Intersecting Storage Rings, the first hadron collider ever built

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Accelerators
26 January, 2021
Accelerators
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26 January, 2021

50 years since iconic 'A Model of Leptons' published

Steven Weinberg’s iconic paper, A Model of Leptons, was published in 1967 and determined the direction for high-energy particle physics research

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At CERN
20 November, 2017

CERN reminisces on a brilliant 2016

2016 has been a year of great highlights for CERN and its experiments, this video looks back on the headlines

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Physics
21 December, 2016
Physics
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21 December, 2016