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.
The recent Fermilab result offers a moment to reflect on perseverance and collaboration.
The latest analysis represents an improvement in precision thanks to doubling the dataset.
Presented by Alberto Di Meglio, this webinar will introduce the new CERN Quantum Technology Initiative, give an overview of the laboratory’s R&D activities and plans in this fiel...
The LHCb collaboration combined several analyses to update branching-fraction measurements for about 50 Bs0 decays.
The majority of jobs at CERN are not for physicists, but for engineers, technicians and others who build, operate and maintain the lab’s complex infrastructure.
Studies at CERN’s CLOUD experiment reveal that part-per-trillion-by-volume iodine levels in marine regions lead to rapid formation of iodic acid particles
The collaboration is using the quasi-real photons which accompany ultra-relativistic proton and lead beams to measure the photoproduction of charmonia and constrain "nuclear shadow...
CMS has released a new search for charginos and neutralinos, with sensitivity boosted by the use of parametric machine learning.