Tag archive: CERN

ASACUSA to precisely measure antiproton mass

25 August 2011 CERN scientists and a group at Max Planck Institute in Munich are together working on ASACUSA, a new experiment that uses antiprotonic helium atoms to more precisely measure the mass of the antiproton. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , ,

Europe launches update of strategy for particle physics

| 4 August 2011 The year 2012 will be a crucial one for particle physics. Physicists expect the Large Hadron Collider and astroparticle physics experiments to draw a clearer picture of the field so that, at the end of the year, the CERN Council could vote on an update of the European strategy for particle physics and, in this way, announce Europe’s top priorities for the five years to follow. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

From symmetry breaking: Higgs buzz at summer physics conference

28 July 2011 Physicists could be on their way to discovering the Higgs boson, if it exists, by next year. Scientists in two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider pleasantly surprised attendees at the European Physical Society conference this afternoon by both showing small hints of what could be the prized particle in the same area. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

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: , , ,

A particle detector in space: interview with Maurice Bourquin from AMS

| 19 May 2011 Maurice Bourquin, emeritus professor at the University of Geneva and former president of the CERN Council, is one of the pioneer scientists from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Experiment collaboration. Just after the AMS-02 detector was launched, he answered ILC NewsLine’s questions about AMS history, AMS challenges, and the interplay between collider and space experiments. Category: Feature | 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: ,

FALC discusses future programmes in particle physics

| 10 March 2011 Representatives of particle physics funding agencies worldwide met at SLAC in January in an informal forum called FALC. This provided an opportunity to jointly discuss the worldwide program and plans in particle physics on the eve of the much anticipated next data run at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Category: Director's Corner | 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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