The AWAKE experiment at CERN has passed an important milestone towards compact, high-energy accelerators for applications in future high-energy physics experiments. Reporting in Nature on 29 August, the 18 institute-strong international collaboration has for the first […]

The ALPHA experiment at CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator (AD) has made yet another seminal measurement of the properties of antiatoms. Following its determination last year of both the ground-state hyperfine and the 1S–2S transitions in antihydrogen, […]

The European Union (EU) has committed €17 million to help bring a total of 170 breakthrough detection and imaging ideas to market. Led by CERN and funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the ATTRACT initiative […]

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched a $25 million effort to help tackle the torrent of data from the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC). The Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High-Energy […]

On 12 September, the Japanese government granted seed funding towards the construction of the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment, a next-generation detector for the study of neutrinos. Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) allocated […]

The European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) has created a working group to examine the recognition of individual achievements in large scientific collaborations. Based on feedback from an initial survey of the leaders of 29 […]

A new technology has enabled the STAR collaboration at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) to greatly expand its ability to reconstruct short-lived charm hadron decays, even in collisions containing thousands of tracks. A […]

One of the main objectives of the ALICE physics programme for future LHC runs is the precise measurement of the e+e− (dielectron) invariant-mass continuum produced in heavy-ion collisions. In contrast to strongly interacting hadronic probes, […]

Ten years ago, the first in a series of annual meetings devoted to the theoretical and experimental understanding of massive hadronically decaying particles with high transverse momenta took place at SLAC. These “BOOST” workshops coincided […]

This year, the LHCb collaboration reached an important milestone in its fixed-target physics programme, publishing two key results on the production rates of particles in proton–ion collisions: measurements of the cross section of antiprotons that […]

The observation of the Higgs-boson decay to bottom quark–antiquark (bb̅) by the CMS experiment is a seminal achievement that sheds light on one of the key missing pieces of the Higgs sector of the Standard […]

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Further contacts with China In the summer of 1973 a delegation of physicists from the People’s Republic of China, headed by Professor Chang Wen-Yu, made an extensive tour of high-energy physics laboratories in the USA, […]

New director for particle physics at RAL • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel award for Higgs phenomenology • NSREC accolade for radiation paper • Swiss Physical Society presents annual awards • Particle interactions up to the highest energies • Higgs hunters meet up in Orsay and Paris • Göttingen hosts HASCO summer school • Research infrastructures event brings particle physics into focus • CERN is guest of honour at Swiss National Day • Packed house for CHEP public event

The National Academy of Sciences in the US finds a compelling scientific case for an advanced collider that would reveal how visible matter emerges from fundamental quarks and gluons.

Established 15 years ago, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has seen nearly 2000 students in mathematics and physics from 43 nations graduate as part of a pan-African model for sustainable development.

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This image of the Andromeda galaxy, the closest neighbouring major galaxy to our Milky Way, is disturbed by a bright green line. The line is a result of a meteor the size of a grain […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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