A mummified partial wing Plumage in the Cretaceous period, which holds important evolutionary clues, is notoriously difficult to study due to the poor preservation of details in compression fossils. Fortunately, however, two ancient bird wings trapped in Burmese amber […]
CERN: a source of European spirit Auger, Bohr If we look at mid-1945 Europe, a continent broken up as it emerged from World War II, in the minds of political leaders and diplomats the restoration of Europe’s place […]
• Experimental Studies of Neutrino Oscillations • Neutrino Oscillations: A Practical Guide to Basics and Applications • PWA90: A Lifetime Of Emergence • Books received
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• New chair of Brookhaven physics department • Jefferson Lab director wins Glazebrook Medal • Non-locality bags Dirac Medal • Daresbury physicist wins Rutherford Medal • APS recognises nucleon structure • Artist wins CERN residency • Milan exhibition opens its doors • Next ATLAS spokesperson selected • SUSY reports from down under • X-ray focus for CERN Accelerator School • EuroScience Open Forum discusses science on a European scale • CERN and Turkey transfer knowledge • Event spotlight • HEPTech takes research out of the lab • Visits
The heart of the WLCG Steam once powered the world. If you wanted to build a factory, or a scientific laboratory, you needed a steam engine and a supply of coal. Today, for most of us, power comes out of […]
Novel machine lattice produces brightest ever X-ray beams.
Following in the footsteps of Belle at the KEKB facility, a new super-B factory will search for new weak interactions in the flavour sector.
JEDI collaboration seeks to use storage ring to pinpoint signs of new physics.
Trigger upgrade helps CMS tame collision environment of LHC Run 2.
The Orion Nebula This spectacular infrared image of the Orion Nebula is the deepest view ever of this archetypical star-forming region. The famous Orion Nebula spans about 24 light-years within the constellation of Orion, and is visible from […]
Perseus spectrum portion With its very first observation, Japan’s Hitomi X-ray satellite has discovered that the gas in the Perseus cluster of galaxies is much less turbulent than expected. The unprecedented measurement opens the way towards a better […]
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies aim to reduce harmful carbon-dioxide emissions by diverting them underground, rather than into the atmosphere. Now, for the first time, Juerg Matter of the University of Southampton in the […]
Batoid fishes, which include stingrays, have served as inspiration for a bizarre robot that is a hybrid of machines and living cells. Kevin Kit Parker of Harvard University and colleagues put living muscle cells from […]
superimposed on their mirror image, are a key feature of biological life on Earth and have already been detected in other solar-system objects. Now, for the first time, a chiral molecule has been detected in […]
The Romanian seat Romania has become the 22nd Member State of CERN, having acceded to the Organization’s founding convention, which is deposited with UNESCO, on 17 July. The accession crowns a period of co-operation that stretches back 25 years. “This […]
Mathematics on the brain Mathematics is often dubbed the language of science, but does mathematical aptitude itself have anything to do with language? To investigate, Marie Amalric and Stanislas Dehaene of the Université of Paris-Sud and Université Paris-Saclay, France, […]
La Roumanie devient État membre du CERN Les expériences LHC présentent leurs résultats Record de luminosité battu grâce à une nouvelle configuration de paquets LUX fait chou blanc sur la matière noire LHCb trouve des candidats aux tétraquarks CMS observe des phénomènes collectifs dans les collisions proton-proton ATLAS étudie le secteur électrofaible ALICE mesure des harmoniques de flux plus élevées AIDA : un projet pour soutenir l’avancée des technologies de détection Une étape majeure pour un accélérateur chinois SESAME annonce un appel à propositions Une carte galactique met en lumiére l’énergie noire Baptême de nouveaux éléments superlourds Les mathématiques et le cerveau Hitomi sonde les turbulences dans un amas de galaxies
Temporary names to be replaced The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has announced the provisional names of four new super-heavy elements that complete the seventh row of the periodic table. The researchers responsible for the discoveries, which […]
A slice through the universe The largest 3D map of distant galaxies ever made has allowed one of the most precise measurements yet of dark energy, which is currently driving the accelerating expansion of the universe. The new measurements, which […]
Preparing for first users SESAME, the pioneering synchrotron facility for the Middle East and neighbouring countries, located in Jordan, has announced its first call for proposals for experiments. A third-generation light source with a broad research capacity, SESAME’s first […]
Superconducting spoke cavities Physicists in China have passed an important milestone towards an accelerator-driven sub-critical (ADS) system, a novel accelerator design for advanced energy and other technologies. On 2 July, teams working on “Injector I” at the Chinese Academy of […]
The European Union project AIDA-2020 (Advanced European Infrastructure for Detectors and Accelerators), in which CERN is a partner, has launched a proof-of-concept fund for breakthrough projects in the field of detector development and testing. The […]
In a collision between two nuclei that exhibits a large impact parameter, the initial spatial anisotropy of the overlap region was conjectured to be smooth and almond shaped. In the past few years, however, experimental […]
Precise measurements of final states containing multiple electroweak bosons (W, Z or γ) offer a powerful probe of the gauge structure of the Standard Model (SM), and are therefore a promising avenue to search for […]
When heavy nuclei collide at high energies, a novel state of hot and dense matter – the quark–gluon plasma (QGP) – is expected to form. As a region of QGP expands and cools, it dissociates […]
The LHCb collaboration has reported the observation of three new exotic hadrons and confirmed the existence of a fourth by analysing the full data sample from LHC Run 1. Although the theoretical interpretation of the new […]
LUX results The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment located at Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota, US, has released its latest results in the search for dark matter. Following the completion of its final 20 month-long […]
Tripple splitting The LHC relies on the injector complex to deliver proton beams with well-defined transverse and longitudinal characteristics, which fold directly into luminosity performance. On 16 July, LHC Operations made use of a new bunch-production scheme called […]
The 38th International Conference on High-Energy Physics (ICHEP 2016) took place on 3–10 August in Chicago, US. Among numerous results presented, the LHC experiments released their latest analyses of 13 TeV proton–proton collision data recorded in 2016. Based […]