Tag archive: LHC

From CERN Bulletin: In conversation with Nobel Laureate Jack Steinberger

14 July 2011 Awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of the muon neutrino, Jack Steinberger recently celebrated his 90th birthday and can still be found in his CERN office on an almost daily basis. If you happened to have a coffee with him… this is what he would tell you: his recollections, and thoughts about the present and future of particle physics. Category: Profile | Tagged: , , ,

Interim report on the ILC R&D programme

| 16 June 2011 We have reached the midpoint in the ILC R&D efforts towards the Technical Design Report. In recognition of that milestone, we release today a new report entitled International Linear Collider: A Technical Progress Report. This report gives a comprehensive summary of the major accomplishments to date of the ILC R&D programmes. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

From CERN Bulletin: Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider – How are discoveries made?

26 May 2011 With the LHC up and running, some might imagine physicists just waiting for a Higgs boson to pop up in one of the four experiments, before publishing a paper and moving on to solve science’s next Big Mystery. However this picture is very far from the reality of experimental particle physics today, where results are based on statistics, statistics and yet more statistics. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

LHC superconducting magnets

5 May 2011 CERN's video on superconducting magnets takes you from the pure physics of superconductivity to its application in particle colliders. See the Meissner effect in action and learn about how superconducting magnets were designed and installed in the Large Hadron Collider. View the video Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,

from CERN: LHC sets world record beam intensity

28 April 2011 Geneva, 22 April 2011. Around midnight this night CERN’s Large Hadron Collider set a new world record for beam intensity at a hadron collider when it collided beams with a luminosity of 4.67 × 1032 cm-2s-1. This exceeds the previous world record of 4.024 × 1032 cm-2s-1, which was set by the US Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s Tevatron collider in 2010, and marks an important milestone in LHC commissioning. Read the CERN press release. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

A laboratory without walls

and | 14 April 2011 The France-China Particle Physics Laboratory is a lab without walls, enabling Chinese and French particle and accelerator scientists to work together towards the new energy frontier with experiments such as the LHC and the ILC. Its fourth annual workshop took place in Shandong University, Jinan, China from 7 to 9 April 2011. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

A day in a particle physicist’s shoes

| 31 March 2011 March is particle hunting season for more than 8,000 students who participated in the International Hands on Particle Physics Masterclasses. And this year features a premiere: they analyse real high-energy proton collisions from 2010’s events at the Large Hadron Collider. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

From Symmetry Magazine: Global from the get-go?

10 March 2011 Experiments in particle physics have decades of experience as thoroughly international collaborations. Can the giant accelerators that power these experiments make the leap to go global as well? The global physics community has kept the lessons of the Superconducting Super Collider and the LHC in mind while planning for the next international accelerator project. This time, countries are working together from the beginning and physicists have already demonstrated this attitude in developing future accelerators. Read more in Symmetry Magazine. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

From CERN: CERN announces LHC to run in 2012

3 February 2011 Geneva, 31 January 2011. CERN1 today announced that the LHC will run through to the end of 2012 with a short technical stop at the end of 2011. The beam energy for 2011 will be 3.5 TeV. This decision, taken by CERN management following the annual planning workshop held in Chamonix last week and a report delivered today by the laboratory’s machine advisory committee, gives the LHC’s experiments a good chance of finding new physics in the next two years, before the LHC goes into a long shutdown to prepare for higher energy running starting 2014. Category: Around the World | Tagged: ,

From CERN: CMS observes a potentially new and interesting effect

23 September 2010 After almost six months of operation, experiments at the LHC are starting to see signs of potentially new and interesting effects. In results announced by the CMS collaboration today, correlations have been observed between particles produced in 7 TeV proton-proton collisions. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,
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