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.
Experimentalists and theorists met from 16 to 19 November for the eighth workshop of the LHC's long-lived particles community.
The computing demands expected this decade puts HEP in a similar position to 1995 when the field moved to PCs, argues Sverre Jarp.
Ivo van Vulpen’s popular book isn’t an airy pamphlet cashing in on the 2012 discovery, but a realistic representation of what it’s like to be a particle physicist.
The FIPs 2020 workshop was structured around portals that may link the Standard Model to a rich dark sector: axions, dark photons, dark scalars and heavy neutral leptons.
A new collaboration between CERN and CHUV plans to use ultrafast bursts of electrons to destroy tumours.
Topics include electricity consumption, greenhouse emissions, noise levels and more.
The presence of new virtual particles could be clearly signalled by a right-handed contribution to the photon polarisation.
The ALICE collaboration recently reported the first measurement of the triangular flow of deuterons in Pb–Pb collisions.
In a recent CMS analysis researchers have challenged the Standard Model by investigating a previously unexplored leptoquark signature.