The open symposium of the European Strategy for Particle Physics stimulated much lively discussion about the future of particle physics and the central role of CERN, writes Eckhard Elsen.

Strategy Innovative ideas and technologies from physics have contributed to great advances in medicine, in particular radiation-based medical diagnosis and treatment. Today, state-of-the-art techniques derived from particle physics research are routinely used in clinical practice and […]

CERN data centre The high-luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) will dramatically increase the rate of particle collisions compared with today’s machine, boosting the potential for discoveries. In addition to extensive work on CERN’s accelerator complex and the LHC […]

The ICARUS detector CERN and Fermilab have a rich history of scientific accomplishment. Fermilab, which is currently the only US laboratory fully devoted to particle physics, tends to favour fermions: the top and bottom quarks were discovered here, […]