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.
Participants of the Superconducting Detector Magnets Workshop discussed the strong demand for developing future superconducting magnets.
The second EPOL workshop focused on methods to achieve the best knowledge of the collision energy for precision measurements at the FCC-ee.
Experts discussed all aspects of occupational health and safety at the International Technical Safety Forum, held at CERN from 25 to 28 October.
On 7 September colleagues and friends commemorated the 80th birthday of the pioneering CERN theorist.
A recent measurement of B0S → μ+μ– by the CMS collaboration reduces a previous tension between theory and experiment.
The LHCb collaboration on the hunt for neutral Kaon decays into four muons.
The ATLAS collaboration has reported the most precise measurement of the pp hadronic cross section at 13 TeV.
The determination of the hypertriton's lifetime and separation energy are fundamental to understand the nature of the strong interaction.
What drives us to commit so much effort to outreach and public engagement? First of all, we love doing it, says chair of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, Steve Go...
Crystal collimation, which makes use of a phenomenon called planar channelling, is key to handling the more intense beams at Run 3 and the High-Luminosity LHC.
Two R&D projects in Switzerland are exploring the use of high-temperature superconductors for the proposed electron-positron Future Circular Collider.