Europe’s foremost particle-physics laboratory, CERN was established near Geneva in 1954 to stop the brain drain to the US that had begun during the Second World War, and to provide a force for unity in post-war Europe. Alongside technological innovations such as the World Wide Web, its contributions to fundamental science include the discovery of the W and Z bosons, the determination of the number of light neutrino families and the discovery of direct CP violation. CERN’s Large Hadron Collider – the highest energy machine in the world – is in the middle of a programme of exploration that has already yielded the discovery of the Higgs boson.
On 8 April, CERN unveiled plans for a major new facility for scientific education and outreach.
A strong tradition of innovation and ingenuity shows that, for CERN’s North Area, life really does begin at 40.
Linac2, the machine that feeds CERN’s accelerator complex with protons, has entered a well-deserved retirement after 40 years of service.
New results from ALICE challenge the current understanding of antinuclei production in heavy-ion collisions at LHC energies.
The LHCb collaboration announced a new measurement of the individual time-integrated CP asymmetry in the D0 → K–K+ decay.
Join the audience for a live webinar on 24 August 2022, presented by Krzysztof Brodzinski, senior staff in the cryogenics group.
Introducing an expert series exploring the past, present and future of the Higgs boson.
If we don’t dare spend money on projects that bring us to the future then we, as Europe, lose a competitive advantage, says Anna Panagopoulou.
Ten years of experimental scrutiny by ATLAS and CMS strongly suggest the Higgs boson originates from the minimal Higgs sector required by the Standard Model.
CLOUD's discovery of a new mechanism accelerating the formation of aerosol particles in the upper troposphere has potential implications for air-pollution regulations.
The CMS collaboration has substantially improved on its measurement of the top-quark mass.
The result not only confirms a fundamental feature of QCD but enables a direct experimental observation of the non-zero mass of the charm quark.
ATLAS reviews recent searches for exotic decays of the Higgs boson and for new heavy particles that decay into it.