CERN

A new subdetector for LHC's ATLAS

Closest to the beam pipe where particle collisions will occur in the very heart of ATLAS, a new subdetector – the Insertable B-Layer – was recently put in place. The IBL team had been developing and practicing ...

May 22, 2014
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Higgs boson machine-learning challenge

Last week, CERN was among several organizations to announce the Higgs boson machine-learning challengeExternal Links icon – your chance to develop machine-learning techniques to improve analysis of Higgs data.

May 20, 2014
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ISOLDE sheds light on dying stars

What happens inside a dying star? A recent experiment at CERN's REX accelerator offers clues that could help astrophysicists to recalculate the ages of some of the largest explosions in the universe.

Apr 04, 2014
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CERN prepares its long-term future

Particle physics takes the long-term view. Originally conceived in the 1980s, the LHC took another 25 years to come into being. This accelerator, which is unlike any other, is just at the start of a programme ...

Feb 06, 2014
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SESAME breathes new life into LEP cavities

The 27-kilometre ring that today houses the Large Hadron Collider was originally built for its predecessor, the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP). LEP is still the most powerful lepton accelerator ever ...

Feb 06, 2014
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ATLAS sees Higgs boson decay to fermions

The ATLAS experiment at CERN has released preliminary results that show evidence that the Higgs boson decays to two tau particles. Taus belong to a group of subatomic particles called the fermions, which ...

Nov 28, 2013
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X-ray tests: Night at the collider

When night falls over Geneva and technicians, engineers and physicists finish their work in the Large Hadron Collider tunnel to go home, Gunter Kniesche and his colleagues take the helm. They are non-destructive ...

Nov 26, 2013
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