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.
CLIC study leaders respond to preprint comparing CLIC with a Future Circular Collider.
Croatia joins India, Lithuania, Pakistan, Turkey and Ukraine as Associate Member States, while Cyprus and Slovenia are Associate Member States in the pre-stage to membership.
A colloquium was held at CERN on 25 November 2019.
The next major European project after the LHC should be a 100-km circumference circular collider, argue more than 50 senior particle physicists.
The LHCb experiment has observed new beauty-baryon states, consistent with theoretical expectations for excited Ωb− baryons.
LHCb has introduced Λb0 decays as a new probe of the flavour anomalies.
Some 75,000 members of the public took part in the CERN Open Days on 14 and 15 September.
When fewer than half the available lead nucleons merge and form a quark–gluon plasma, the spectators generate the strongest electromagnetic fields yet probed by scientists.
117 authors collaborated to write on diverse aspects of the ATLAS project.
Working at CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator, the international BASE team has set the first laboratory limits on the interaction between antimatter and dark-matter axions