Founded 80 years ago, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is one of Europe’s largest research institutions.
Fondé il y a 80 ans, le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), en France, est l’une des plus importantes institutions de recherche en Europe.
In the autumn of 1989 the Large Electron Positron collider (LEP) delivered the first of several results that still dominate the landscape of particle physics today.
LEP was the highest energy e+e– collider ever built, with levels of precision that remain unsurpassed in accelerator physics. Former CERN director of accelerators Steve Myers tells LEP’s story fro...
James Gillies’ slim volume conveys the excitement of the hunt for the Higgs.
Music and dance troupe Les Atomes Dansants use muon tracks from W, Z and Higgs events in CMS data to explore the links between science and art.
The Large Electron Positron collider changed particle physics forever. As the field eyes up the next major collider, former CERN Director-General Herwig Schopper describes what it took to make LEP hap...
Stephen Wolfram reflects on Gell-Mann’s complex character and his rivalry with Richard Feynman.
Tales of colliders contained in 60 illustrious years of CERN Courier offer a rich perspective on the strategic decisions facing the field today.
Harald Fritzsch, who collaborated with Gell-Mann in the early 1970s, describes the steps that led to a full understanding of strong interactions.