Signing the agreement On 5 October, Ukraine became an associate Member State of CERN, following official notification to CERN that Ukraine’s parliament has ratified an agreement signed with CERN in October 2013. “Our hard and consistent work over […]
Distant and faint galaxies A team of astronomers has estimated that the number of galaxies in the observable universe is around two trillion (2 × 1012), which is 10 times more than could be observed by the Hubble Space Telescope in a […]
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko It could be a landscape on the Moon, but in fact this spectacular view shows the Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The image was captured by the OSIRIS camera aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, which was launched on 2 […]
The ELENA facility will increase the number
of available antiprotons for experiments for precision matter–antimatter comparisons.
Numerous experiments, many of them at CERN, are testing for violations of Lorentz and CPT symmetry in the search for new physics.
Five years of data from the AMS experiment on board the International Space Station reveal intriguing features.
The latest cosmic-ray data from AMS have implications for
particle-physics models of dark matter and other novel phenomena.
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LHC Run 2 celebrations LHC proton running for 2016 reached a conclusion on 26 October, after seven months of colliding protons at an energy of 13 TeV. The tally for the year is truly impressive. I could mention the fact […]
• APS announces 2017 prize recipients • Marking 15 years of humanitarian mapping • CERN science on display in Vienna • YITP celebrates 50 years • LHC sheds light on extreme cosmic rays • CERN sets bar for cryogenic safety • Lifetime achievement • Deep discussions at DIS 2016 • Visits
• David Jackson 1925–2016 • Edward J Lofgren 1914–2016 • Peter Weilhammer 1938–2016 • Wolfhart Zimmermann 1928–2016
• Following Blackett’s advice • Blackett, the UK and CERN
• Electron Lenses for Super-Colliders • Nanoscale Silicon Devices • Who Cares About Particle Physics? Making Sense of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN • Books received
Synthetic bone printed on a 3D printer stimulates bone regeneration when implanted into animals, according to a new study. Ramille Shah of Northwestern University and colleagues printed “hyperelastic bone” out of hydroxyapatite (a mineral similar […]
Microbes in the gut can dramatically boost the effectiveness of a common anticancer drug, at least in mice. That’s the finding of Laurence Zitvogel of Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus in Vellejuif, France, and colleagues, who […]
Gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) can obscure some signals, converting E-mode into B-mode polarisation and acting as a source of noise in the search for inflationary gravitational-wave signatures. Patricia Larsen of the […]
Particle concentrations Future global climate projections have been put on more solid empirical ground, thanks to new measurements of the production rates of atmospheric aerosol particles by CERN’s Cosmics Leaving OUtdoor Droplets (CLOUD) experiment. According to the […]
Neutron-nucleus interaction studies An experiment at CERN’s neutron time-of-flight (n_TOF) facility has filled in a missing piece of the cosmological-lithium problem puzzle, according to a report published in Physical Review Letters. Along with a few other light elements […]
During the early years of quantum electrodynamics (QED), Heisenberg and his student Euler realised that photons may scatter off of each other through a quantum-loop process involving virtual electron and positron pairs. This phenomenon of […]
It is quite improbable for two colliding protons to produce a W or Z electroweak gauge boson. Producing two or more W or Z bosons in the same collision is even less likely. When such […]
CP violation, which relates to an asymmetry between matter and antimatter, is a well-established feature of the weak interaction that mediates decays of strange, charm and beauty particles. It arises in the Standard Model from […]
The LHC is preparing for a major high-luminosity upgrade (HL-LHC) with the objective to increase the instantaneous luminosity to around 2 × 1035 cm–2 s–1 for proton–proton (pp) collisions and 6 × 1027 cm–2 s–1 for lead–lead (Pb–Pb) collisions. To fully exploit this […]
First beam On 14 October, the KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment, which is presently being assembled at Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe on the KIT Campus North site, Germany, celebrated “first light”. For the first time, electrons were guided […]
The beginning of commissioning On 6 October, commissioning began at the world’s largest X-ray laser: the European XFEL in Hamburg, Germany. The 3.4 km-long European XFEL will generate ultrashort X-ray flashes with a brilliance one billion times greater than the […]
L’Ukraine devient État membre associé du CERN L’expérience CLOUD affine les prévisions sur le climat n_TOF va chercher encore plus loin le lithium cosmique manquant ATLAS détecte la diffusion lumière-lumière CMS étudie la production de bosons électrofaibles LHCb à la recherche d’une forte violation de CP ALICE se prépare pour le LHC à haute luminosité KATRIN fête son premier faisceau Début de la mise en service pour le projet européen XFEL Des bourdons de bonne humeur 90 % des galaxies éloignées échappent à Hubbles
Bumblebees get happy Charles Darwin believed that insects experience emotion. A new study strongly suggests he was correct, at least in the case of bees. Clint Perry of Queen Mary University in London and colleagues found dopamine-dependent positive […]
Ultrasonic push Researchers have reported a novel technique for making holograms using sound waves instead of light. Previously, manipulating the 3D structure of acoustic waves was only possible with a conventional array of acoustic transducers. Kai Melde […]
The oldest well-documented human lived to the age of 122, but is there an upper limit to the human lifespan? Or could medical advances extend it indefinitely? By studying demographic literature in detail, Xiao Dong […]