The world's most powerful particle accelerator has started up once more. After two years of upgrades and repairs, proton beams once again circulated around the Large Hadron Collider.
Last year, CERN announced that it had discovered a new elementary particle, the Higgs particle, also long known as the 'God particle.' Now, scientists are taking a second look at the finding and believe that this particle wasn't the Higgs particle at all and may just look like it.
Future areas may include the development and characterization of innovative materials for applications in extreme conditions and for cutting-edge scientific performances, the development of new micro-technologies to be applied in miniaturized distributed sensor systems and the development and testin...
Research output amounts to much more than just academic papers. It is important that underlying datasets, and the software used to analyze them, are also properly cited and that the researchers behind these are given credit for their work.
Ever-cheaper sensing and data-storage technologies are driving an explosion in data across many fields of science, as well as for businesses of all sizes.
The Future Circular Collider (FCC) could have a circumference of 80 to 100 kilometres (the LHC has a circumference of 27km), but first a five-year exploratory study will be carried out to look into the feasibility and cost of various different machines.
The ASACUSA experiment at CERN has succeeded for the first time in producing a beam of antihydrogen atoms.
The giant Large Hadron Collider at CERN’s lab in Europe may be closed until 2015 but experiments will still be run there in the second half of this year on much smaller synchrotrons that examined the decay of particles into electrons, muons and neutrinos, all of which belong in a family called lep...
It's been a fruitful year 2013 for CERN, with success in many forms, like awards (Nobel prize), discoveries and expansions:
The ATLAS experiment at CERN has released preliminary results that show evidence that the Higgs boson decays to two tau particles.
CERN's Short Model Coil (SMC) programme currently tests new magnet technologies with magnets about 30 centimetres long. This technology will be crucial to eventually help engineers build even more powerful magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and ever-more powerful future accelerators.
Scientific output is not just about academic papers. Datasets, along with other products of research, such as software and various forms of multimedia, also need to be made citable so that sharing and reuse can be facilitated, as well as tracked.