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.
Beams do not circulate inside accelerators forever. As particles collide with the sides of the beam pipe or with each other, the beams "degrade" – they become less likely to give collisions that could lead to interesting physics.
The successor to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the world's most powerful particle accelerator - will most likely be based in Japan. But this does not mean the end of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, near Geneva.
Over the weekend, CERN opened its doors to the public in the CERN Open Days 2013. The event saw some 70,000 people visit over 40 activities on the surface across CERN's Meyrin and Prevessin sites, with 20,000 people visiting CERN's underground installations
In the video, engineers working on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) – a general-purpose detector on the Large Hadron Collider – reinstall a crucial part of the muon detection system.
The crowd-sourced physics simulator Test4Theory has simulated its one trillionth (1012) particle collision since its launch just two years ago.
Scientists trying to decypher the fundamental laws and building blocks that constitute our universe at CERN in Switzerland had to go big in terms of giant devices and hyper-charged technology required to achieve their ambitious goals. They succeeded.
Five years ago, at breakfast time, the world waited anxiously for news from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The first nervy bunch of protons were due to be fired around the European lab’s latest and biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), as it kicked i...
A groundbreaking ceremony at CERN marked the beginning of the construction of CERN MEDICIS, a research facility that will make radioisotopes for medical applications.