history of physics

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CERN70: A gargantuan discovery

Violette Brisson played an active part in the discovery of neutral currents; she was head of the Gargamelle group at the Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris

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At CERN
13 June, 2024
At CERN
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13 June, 2024

Happy hundredth Herwig!

Find out how CERN is celebrating the 100th birthday of former Director-General Herwig Schopper, and how you can be involved

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At CERN
15 February, 2024
At CERN
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15 February, 2024

70 years of theoretical physics at CERN

The provisional CERN Council, during its first session in May 1952, founded the Theory Study Group as one of four study groups tasked with planning a unique laboratory

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At CERN
31 August, 2022
At CERN
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31 August, 2022

Higgs10: Ten things we’ve learned about the Higgs boson in the past ten years

Since its discovery in 2012, the Higgs boson has become one of the most powerful tools to probe our understanding of nature and, with that, examine some of the biggest open questions in physics today.

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Physics
19 July, 2022

Higgs10: When spring 2012 turned to summer

It was just a few short weeks in mid-2012, but they were so intense that it felt like years. As 4 July drew near, the ATLAS and CMS experiments could sense that they were homing in on something big.

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Physics
04 July, 2022
Physics
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04 July, 2022

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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Physics
20 June, 2022
Physics
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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: 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