The well-established governance, licensing and collaborative mechanisms of
open-source software set a standard for open-science movements.

We have conquered the easiest challenges in fundamental physics, says Nima Arkani-Hamed. The case for building the next major collider is now more compelling than ever.

One of the biggest challenges for the CMS collaboration during LS2 is to prepare its detector for the massive future installations necessary for the HL-LHC.

New wheel-shaped detectors that allow a better trigger and measurement capability for muons are among numerous transformations taking place to maintain the ATLAS physics programme into Run 3 and beyond.

Going from the LHC to a 100  km-circumference supercollider is a daunting challenge, but the community has made similar jumps in the past – and the future of fundamental exploration is at stake.

The European Committee for Future Accelerators is assessing individual recognition in large collaborations, not just for the benefit of early-career researchers but for the field as a whole.

The last few years have seen an explosion of original ideas concerning whether the universe is “natural” or not, and the LHC has brought the issue into sharp focus. But we’re only at the beginning of our understanding, says theorist Nathaniel Craig.

The ALICE experiment is being tuned up to make even more precise measurements of the quark–gluon plasma and other extreme nuclear systems.

“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?