Xi-Lin Wang and colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China have entangled a record number of photon-based qubits while maintaining full control over each qubit. Exploiting three degrees of freedom of six […]

This apparently quiet part of our galaxy shows an active state in which stars are formed. It can be found towards the constellation of Taurus between the Pleiades cluster of stars and the California emission […]

Un neutrino détecté par IceCube nous aiguille sur l’origine des rayons cosmiques • Moment magnétique du muon : ça se précise • Les dates de la mise à jour de la stratégie ont été fixées • Première utilisation sur l’homme de l’imagerie 3D par rayons X en couleur • L’Italie et les États-Unis s’allient dans la quête des neutrinos stériles • Un geste pour stimuler l’informatique haute performance au Népal • ATLAS observe la désintégration du Higgs en quarks b • CMS s’aventure dans le noir • LHCb teste la cohérence interne du triangle de l’unitarité • Des mésons charmés pour mieux comprendre le plasma quarks-gluons • Le tricot sous toutes les coutures • La relativité réussit un test à l’échelle galactique

In potentially good news for the fight against climate change, a study by researchers at Carbon Engineering in Calgary, Canada, shows that a technology for removing CO2 from the atmosphere is closer than thought to […]

Since the discovery of high-energy extragalactic neutrinos by the IceCube collaboration in 2013, the hunt for the sources of such extreme cosmic events has been a major focus of neutrino astronomy. Now, in a multi-messenger […]

Dark energy and dark matter together make up about 95% of the universe, yet we do not know the origin, constituents, or dynamics (apart from gravity) of these substances. Various extensions of the Standard Model […]

People tend to like food rich in fat or carbohydrates, so it may not come as a surprise that we also prefer foods that are rich in both of these nutrients. Dana Small at Yale […]

Around CERN Versatile transporter The versatile transporter which was used to convey the precisely assembled and measured magnets of the Intersecting Storage Rings to their positions in the tunnel. Vehicles of this type are now […]

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When the Large Hadron Collider circulated its first protons 10 years ago, it made headlines around the globe. What was it that drove one of the biggest media events science has ever seen, and is the LHC still able to capture the public imagination?

Since the beginning of the LHC physics programme in 2010, the LHCb collaboration has been working to drive down the uncertainty on the least-precisely measured angle of the unitarity triangle, γ. The unitarity triangle exists […]

The ALICE collaboration has released a new measurement of the production of D0, D+, D*+ and Ds+ mesons, which contain a charm quark, in lead–lead (PbPb) collisions at a centre-of-mass energy per nucleon pair (√sNN) […]

New-Zealand company MARS Bioimaging Ltd has used technology developed at CERN to perform the first colour 3D X-ray of a human body, offering more accurate medical diagnoses. Father and son researchers Phil and Anthony Butler […]

The discovery of large-scale features in the gamma-ray sky in approximately the same direction continues to puzzle researchers, calling for multi-wavelength observations with the next generation of telescopes.

Certain liquid metals can be made to oscillate like a tiny heart via chemo-mechanical effects, but their “beat” is hard to control. Now Xiaolin Wang from the University of Wollongong, Australia, and colleagues have shown […]

A new experiment at Fermilab in the US, designed to make the most precise measurement of the muon’s magnetic moment, has completed its first physics data-taking campaign, showing promising results. Experiment E989 is a reincarnation […]

Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity, is known to work well on scales smaller than an individual galaxy. For example, the orbits of the planets in our solar system and the motion of stars around […]

On 28 June, the US Department of Energy and the Italian Embassy, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, signed a collaboration agreement concerning the international Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) programme […]

A scarf knitted from a single thread can be pulled to twice its length, even though the thread itself hardly elongates. Curious about the elastic behaviour of his first child’s baby clothes, physicist Frédéric Lechenault […]

The Brout–Englert–Higgs mechanism solves the apparent theoretical impossibility of allowing weak vector bosons (the W and Z) to acquire mass. The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 via its decays into photons, Z and […]

Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean is famous for its huge statues, many of which have hat-like structures, or “pukao”, made from red scoria rock on their heads. How the multi-tonne pukao were moved and […]

During its closed session on 14 June, the CERN Council decided, by consensus, the venues and dates for two key meetings concerning the upcoming update of the European strategy for particle physics. An open symposium, […]

The LHC, the largest and most complex scientific instrument ever conceived, could not have been built without good organisation, innovative procurement and careful oversight. The same is true of the high-luminosity LHC upgrade.

IOP award winners for 2018 announced • Markov prize for Boos and Gorbunov • Young scientists Trnka and Gray win awards • Two researchers awarded CMS thesis honour • Filipino and Indian students win BL4S competition • Larry Gladney named dean of diversity at Yale • Science for development in Vietnam • Weighing options for better ion-therapy systems • SHiP collaboration meets in Russia • HEPTech exposes young researchers to the business world • CERN openlab goes to Europe’s premier computing event • PhD training programme for southeastern European students

On 28 June, 200 servers from the CERN computing centre were donated to Kathmandu University (KU) in Nepal. The equipment, which is no longer needed by CERN, will contribute towards a new high-performance computing facility […]

Despite tremendous efforts, the search for the constituents of dark matter has so far been unsuccessful. Interest is therefore growing in new experiments that probe dark-matter candidates such as axions and other very weakly interacting sub-eV particles.