CERN announces LHC restart schedule

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, has started to get ready for its second three-year run. Cool down of the vast machine has already begun in ...

Jun 24, 2014
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CLOUD sees through the haze

The CLOUD (Cosmic Leaving OUtdoor Droplets) experiment at CERN, which is studying whether cosmic rays have a climatically significant effect on aerosols and clouds, is also tackling one of the most challenging ...

Jun 11, 2014
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How universal is (lepton) universality?

Just as a picture can be worth a thousand words, so the rarest processes at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can sometimes have the most to tell us. By isolating and counting decays of B+ mesons to a kaon ...

Jun 04, 2014
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Future IT challenges in scientific research

CERN openlab, the public-private partnership between CERN, leading IT companies and research institutes, released today a whitepaper on future IT challenges in scientific research to shape its upcoming three-year phase starting ...

May 22, 2014
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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 โ€“ the Insertable B-Layer โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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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