“I think the Courier is excellent; it’s sort of ‘frozen in time’, but in a rather appropriate and appealing way.” Of all the lively comments received from the 1400 or so readers who took part […]

Two independent groups are going to Earth’s extremes to make unprecedented measurements for physics, education and the environment.

In the summer of 1968, while a visitor in CERN’s theory division, Gabriele Veneziano wrote a paper titled “Construction of a crossing-symmetric, Regge behaved amplitude for linearly-rising trajectories”. He was trying to explain the strong interaction, but his paper wound up marking the beginning of string theory.

A recently developed detector based on inexpensive plastic scintillators paves the way for whole-body PET imaging and precision measurements of fundamental symmetries.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

The recent demonstration of muon ionisation-cooling by the MICE collaboration opens a path to a neutrino factory and muon collider.

The Yandex machine-learning school for high-energy physics is teaming up with experiments at CERN and beyond to train young researchers in the arts of deep learning.

Data from the ATLAS experiment is a key element in HALO, an important new commission undertaken for Art Basel, the world’s premier fair for contemporary art. It’s the latest exciting outcome of Arts at CERN, which has become a major player in the world where art and science meet.

A constant flow of challenging projects, a wealth of in-house expertise and the freedom to explore ideas make CERN a unique laboratory for vacuum technology for particle physics and beyond.

“What is the origin of the universe? This very simple question lies at the heart of all your work and forms the basis of the ambitions for the Future Circular Collider study.” – José van Dijck, president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Niobium–copper accelerating cavities, once the pinnacle of radio-frequency technology at CERN, are back in business and beginning to challenge the performance of their bulk-niobium counterparts.

Founded 50 years ago to meet research needs that no single university could provide,
Canada’s premier accelerator laboratory continues to drive discoveries.